Thursday 25 November 2010

Roy Bailey at Southport's Bothy

This Sunday 28 November, veteran folk singer Roy Bailey will be playing at the Bothy Folk Club. Known for his political songs, Roy is no rent-a-slogan type ~ his songs cover all aspects of human life, and that inevitably includes topical and political issues. He rejects the term 'protest singer', declaring instead that he is a dissenter. He has performed many gigs jointly with Tony Benn.

Wikipedia states: "In the 2000 Honours List, he received the MBE for services to folk music. On the 23rd August 2006, he returned the MBE in protest at the United Kingdom government's foreign policy with regard to Lebanon and the Palestinian territories."

Uncompromising, yes, but also a great entertainer. It begins at 8-oo pm and is likely to be a popular night, so I suggest you arrive early.  That's in the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. You can buy tickets on line HERE.

Here he sings Palestine, with Tony Benn sitting to the left . Unfortunately the sound is low volume.

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