Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth.
Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers—Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Constant music combined with his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, vaudeville, traditional ballads) proved to be a heavy influence on Archie’s music while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his songwriting. He produced his first album in 1968 and has since produced nearly a dozen more, with the most recent A Silent Song, published in 2015.
Opening for Archie is Ric Allendorf. Ric is a native of Southeastern MA who has spent nearly half of his life as an acoustic musician, illustrator, art educator, and breadsmith. He performs around New England both as a solo artist and in the duo ‘Still Willow’, using music is a tool of navigation and anchoring; pulling deep into narratives of love, loss, and renewed hope with the steadiness of a mast.
Tickets: Regular $21 ~ Senior 65+/Student $20 ~ Member $18 ~ Child U12 $10