guitarist, Archie Fisher is one of Scotland’s
foremost folksinger/ songwriters. He is known
throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio
Scotland’s award-winning 'Travelling Folk'
programme, which he presented for over 25 years.
Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk
music, in 2007 he was inducted into the Scots
Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was
awarded an MBE for services to traditional music.
The most recent recognition of his art came in
2008 when he was granted the Tradition Bearers
Award from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in
was born in Glasgow into a large singing family,
which yielded three professional singers, Archie
and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Constant
music, combined with his father’s
appreciation of many musical styles (opera, music
hall, traditional ballads) had a strong impact on
Archie’s musical development, while his
mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer
Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical
quality of his singing and songwriting.