Archie Fisher

One of the ‘Glasgow Boys and Girls’ of the early 60s generation of the Scottish Folk Song Revival, Archie Fisher has diversified over the last forty years into broadcasting, record production and songwriting.

Many of his songs have been covered by other bands and artists. His Witch of the Westmerlands and Dark Eyed Molly were the only two songs recorded by the legendary Canadian Stan Rogers, which Stan had not written himself.

The nineties brought a new surge of songwriting and a return to the recording studio.  The American label Red House Records have signed him up for two new albums, the first “Beyond Forever” is due for release later this year.

His repertoire has a perspective that few can share and his interpretations of traditional songs, his own compositions and the material of his fellow contemporary songwriters are fully endorsed by those who know and care.  His guitar playing was once enigmatically described by a reviewer as ‘deceptively simple’ and still carries the nuances and rhythmic structures of his early 60s development.

He regards himself as more of a journeyman musician than a celebrity and is resigned to the advice that his old friend Christie Moore gave him some time ago.  Christie told him; “You’ll never be famous because everybody knows you”.

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