Folk legend Archie returns to the Links

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ARCHIE Fisher, one of the favourite guests of Montrose Folk Club, will appear at the club next Tuesday (May 10) in the usual venue of the Links Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose.

Archie has long since attained the status of a legendary figure on the Scottish folk scene. He is an outstanding interpreter of both contemporary and traditional song and is generally regarded as the leading Scottish male folk singer of his generation. He has also successfully developed a second career as a broadcaster, appearing regularly on television and also having presented for 20 years until recently, the weekly Folk Music Programme on Radio Scotland, “Travelling Folk”.

Archie is a member of the famous Fisher family. His elder sister, Rae is an exceptional singer in her own right. Younger sister Cilla has achieved great success along with her husband, Artie Trezise, in establishing The Singing Kettle Show, which is deservedly popular with children of all ages.

Originally from Glasgow, Archie first came to prominence on the Scottish folk scene in the late sixties whilst living in Fife. He was part of what was known as the Great Fife Road Show, along with other well known signers such as Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes. Over the past 30 years Archie has toured extensively, appearing at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and in many parts of the world. He is especially popular in both the USA and Canada.

Towards the end of 2008 he released a new CD for the first time in more than 10 years. Entitled “Windward Away” and appearing on Greentrax Records, the CD received very favourable reviews. However, Archie has built his reputation substantially on the strength of his popularity as a live performer. It is generally accepted that his easy-on-the-ear voice, distinctive guitar style and warm personality are best appreciated in the intimate surroundings of a Folk Club, such as that at the Links Hotel, Montrose.

Everyone is welcome next Tuesday when Archie’s visit is certain to prove popular with local folk music enthusiasts. He will be on stage at 8 pm with the doors open at 7.30pm.