Homeground Project with Archie Fisher
Saturday, July 13, 2013
8:00pm - All Ages
The Bury Met Theatre (map)
ARCHIE FISHER with supporting act HOMEGROUND
The time: 7.30pm Saturday 13th July 2013
The place:Bury Met Theatre, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW
The Mission:To raise funds for injured and ex-members of the armed forces.
To sing, listen to good music and generally have a good time!
Archie Fisher has toured extensively since ending his 27 years as presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk programme. His current Windward Away release on Red House has achieved widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. In recognition of his contributions to Scottish folk music and traditional culture he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and was awarded an MBE, a prestigious honour for services to traditional music.
Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers, Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. His mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his singing and songwriting.
Homeground consist of singer Thea, piper Becky Taylor, Seamus Heffernan on bass, fiddle player Julian Taylor & Richard Moss on guitar. Homeground play Celtic folk music that will have your toes tapping one minute and the hairs standing on the back of your neck the next.
Home Ground is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise which raises funds to assist vulnerable people to remain independent in their own homes. This is done with advice and practical help to secure appropriate support services and funding when no other source of help can be found. In this concert we are raising funds for The Falklands Veterans Foundation and The COMING HOME project who help returning service people who have been injured in theatres of war and specialises in providing specially adapted accommodation to enable the seriously injured to remain independent.
Tickets are £14 and can be purchased from the box office at The Met on 0161 761 2216.
Please visit www.homegroundprojects.org.uk for more details.