Friday 3rd March, 2023 at 7:30pm
For more than 40 years Bob Fox has been regarded as one of "the iconic voices" of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham, he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song. A masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years.
(Doors and bar open at 7:00pm)
A career that began during the vibrant "folk revival" of the 60s and 70s in England led Bob into regular and extensive touring throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, firstly with fellow North Easterner Stu Luckley in their groundbreaking acoustic duo and later alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention. Bob has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne), the BBC New Radio Ballads series, The Pitmen Poets (with Jez Lowe, Billy Mitchell and Benny Graham). Most recently he was invited to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller Songman in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of WarHorse in London’s West End 2011-2013, and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019.
Tickets (£10) should be booked with Peter Burnham, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively telephone him on 01665 711388.