The music of the British Isles will be featured on Friday evening, February 5 at 8:00 pm, when Archie Fisher, Scotland's revered troubadour, makes a rare American appearance at The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Mr. Fisher will be joined by the English performer David Jones.
The performance is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored each Friday evening at The Fellowship. Admission is $7.00 at the door. For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org
Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is known throughout the country as host of "Traveling Folk," the award-winning BBC Scotland radio show he has hosted for 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was awarded an MBE (Distinguished Member of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth in 2007. Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family. He first became interested in music during the Skiffle era of the 1950s. He appeared regularly on the BBC Hootenanny during the 60s and 70s, and recorded his first album in 1968. His current album, Windward Away, on Red House Records is acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. This is his first tour of the US in over 10 years, and his appearance is widely anticipated.
David Jones, born in England and presently living in Leonia, NJ, is an experienced stage actor, and brings a repertoire of sea songs, Music Hall turns, and traditional English songs to the stage.
The evening promises to be a rare treat - music of times gone by and times to come, interpreted by two veteran performers.
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501C Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances, dances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship, performance, storytelling and dance skills in the Northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
Funding for this project has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.