Scotland's Archie Fisher to perform at BRT

Scotland's Archie Fisher to perform at BRT

CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad, St., will present an evening featuring Scottish singer/guitarist Archie Fisher on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.

Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning "Travelling Folk" show, which he has presented for more than 25 years. 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, Distinguished Member of the British Empire, a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth for services to traditional music in 2007.

Fisher's first self-titled album was recorded in 1968. During the mid-1970s he joined the revived pairing of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. As well as performing as a backing musician and arranger for Makem & Clancy, he also produced a series of albums with them and got involved in record production with the dynamic Scottish band Silly Wizard. His current "Windward Away" release on Red House, a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish Border country, has already achieved widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

Admission is $16 in advance and $18 on the day of show. For reservations or information, call 401-725-9272.