14th June – Bob Fox

Irvine Folk Club welcomes Bob Fox Wednesday the 14th of June!

With almost 50 years on the British folk scene, Bob has been described as “possessing one of the best folksinging voices in England and he evokes the world of the miners and, in general, the songs of the northeast, with power and clarity.”

A truly adaptable performer, Bob exceeds as a solo artist as well as in his numerous collaborations. At various points throughout his career, Bob has paired up with North-Eastern singer and fiddle player, Tom McConville, former Lindisfarne front-man, Billy Mitchell, as well as forming the popular folk duo, Fox and Luckley, with former Hedgehog Pie singer, guitarist and bass guitarist, Stu Luckley. Fox and Luckley became a popular attraction on the UK folk scene and supported Richard and Linda Thompson and Ralph McTell on major British tours. After ceasing the partnership with Luckley in 1982 to pursue individual projects, Fox has maintained a successful career as a solo folk performer for over 30 years.

During the 1990s, together with Benny Graham he developed a multi-media show documenting the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland, which led to the CD “How Are You Off For Coals”, featuring a selection of mining songs. In 2006 Fox, along with a range of other top UK folk artists, was involved in providing performances for the “2006 Radio Ballads” commissioned by BBC Radio, and in 2009 he performed in the part of “Songman” in the highly acclaimed West End production of War Horse which played in the West End for 18 months and was subsequently toured for another eighteen months around Britain, Ireland and South Africa.