Archie Fisher lives at the intersection of Traditional and Modern folk music. You can tell because so many of his songs are mistaken for the work of that other great songwriter, Anon.
Seriously- Dark Eyed Mollie, Witch of the Westmerlands, Mallie Lee, his catalog is staggering.
Archie first became interested in folk music through the Skiffle era of the late 1950’s under the influences of performers such as Lonnie Donegan and Johnny Duncan. Later, the recording of the Weavers at Carnegie Hall also had a profound effect on his approach to music and his political outlook. During the TV folk boom of the 1960’s and 70’s he appeared regularly with his younger sister Ray in magazine programs and the BBC Hootenanny series.
Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth.
He is also a great Raconteur. His stock of stories are endless and told in a relaxed self effacing manner. A thorough gentleman, a legend, twice barrel racing champion of Argylle we are honoured to have him at Summerfolk.