HE IS one of the most respected musicians in the folk world and he’ll be in Hepworth next Friday.
Roy Bailey has been performing in this country and abroad for more than 50 years. His warmth and humour are as much in demand as ever.
The organisers of the newly launched folk nights at Hepworth Village Hall are delighted that he will be guesting for them next week.
Roy spent his early days performing skiffle in student union bars and went on to develop a love for traditional songs and the stories they tell. He developed a unique repertoire of songs of dissent and hope.
In the Seventies Roy joined forces with Tony Benn to present a radio show.
The duo recorded a CD, The Writing on the Wall, for which they won Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2003.
After more than 50 years as a performer, Roy remains as compelling and entertaining as ever.
Roy’s performance at Hepworth on November 27 at 8pm is part of a series of events being staged with proceeds going back to the village hall to support the community association.