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Daniel Leutenegger
Bulliard 95
CH-1792 Cordast
Tel +41 (0)26 684 16 45 (nachmittags)
Fax +41 (0)26 684 36 45
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www.buero-dlb.ch

ZUM TOD DES BRITISCHEN FOLKSÄNGERS UND SOZIOLOGEN ROY BAILEY

ZUM TOD DES BRITISCHEN FOLKSÄNGERS UND SOZIOLOGEN ROY BAILEY

24.11.2018 Der am 20. Oktober 1935 in London geborene britische Folksänger, Gitarrist und Soziologieprofessor Roy Bailey (Bild) ist am 20. November 2018 in Sheffield gestorben. In der Schweiz war er in den 1970er-Jahren ein immer wieder hochgeschätzter Gast in den Folkclubs, oft zusammen mit dem kongenialen Liedermacher und Gitarristen Leon Rosselson. Beim Folkfestival auf der Lenzburg trat Roy Bailey 1973, 1974 und 1975 mit grossen Erfolgen auf. Und unvergesslich bleibt sein Auftritt 1977 am ersten Gurtenfestival, als er ganz allein mit eindringlicher Stimme und begleitendem Gitarrenspiel, mit einnehmendem Charme und ansteckendem Engagement von der Grossen Bühne aus das Publikum in seinen Bann zog.


Bild oben: Roy Bailey 2018 beim Towersey Festival - Foto: Tim Packer - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roy_Bailey.jpg (Bild zur Vergrösserung anklicken)

Professor Roy Bailey - a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, singer, academic and humanitarian - 1935 - 2018

http://roybailey.net/news/2018-11-20/a-message-from-roys-family

A long & wonderful journey

In einem Brief an Urs Klauser (http://www.tritonus.ch/) vom 21. Mai 2018 schrieb Roy Bailey:

"... I certainly remember my happy times in your country, where I made so many friends! I'm now 82 years old and still singing!! It has been and continues to be, al long & wonderful journey! I've been round the world at least twice, especially since I retired from academic life in 1989. Since then I have concentrated on my singing and have travelled the world - from Vancouver to Sydney and from Cape Town to Stockholm.

Thank you so much for the recordings of my visits to Switzerland. So many memories, so many friends. You all remain, in my mind, young men and women, even though it has been say, 30+ years since we met! ..."

Roy Bailey obituary

Singer whose political brand of folk music brought him fame in Europe and the US

Although Roy Bailey, who has died aged 83, played a significant role in the development of sociology in Britain, he was most widely known as a folk singer. He started in the folk clubs around Southampton and Portsmouth in the early 60s, with a repertoire of the US-based folk and skiffle popular at the time, but quickly found his voice in folk music as a popular expression of political and social dissent. Influenced by singers as diverse as Ewan MacColl and Bob Dylan, he became convinced that folk music could become a powerful vehicle for contemporary social criticism.

As folk gained in popularity, Roy became a star attraction. His rich baritone voice, his charm and skill as a performer, together with his evocation of traditional folk themes, gave him an appeal to a much wider audience than either a purely cultural interest in folk or an unadorned political radicalism would have.

Geoff Tesson

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/20/roy-bailey-obituary

Roy Bailey, folk singer who toured with Tony Benn - obituary 

Roy Bailey, who has died aged 83, was a leading figure on the British folk music scene for more than 50 years, greatly heralded for the warmth and clarity of his voice and a wide repertoire of songs that most often reflected his staunchly socialist ideals.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/11/23/roy-bailey-folk-singer-toured-tony-benn-obituary/

Roy Bailey, folk singer

A musician who played alongside Paul Simon, Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg and Tom Paxton on the international circuit, he was also a professor of social studies and the recipient of an MBE, which he returned. He performed his final concert in his adopted city only a few weeks ago, after decades using his music to explore poverty, war and inequality.

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/obituaries/roy-bailey-folk-singer-1-9456980

Legendary Folk Singer and Humanitarian Roy Bailey Dies at 83

My first real experience of Roy's musical power came via Leaves from a Tree (1988). The album took its title from the short opening song which, in essence, is a reminder of the strength to be found in solidarity and likens protesters to the "leaves from a tree" which, whilst individually vulnerable, the roots of the tree are firmly rooted to the land. It serves as a reminder that change in society is often brought about by standing strong together.

Alex Gallacher

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2018/11/legendary-folk-singer-roy-bailey-dies/

Trotz grosser Musikkarriere im Hauptberuf Professor für Soziologie

Bailey begann seine musikalische Karriere 1958 als Sänger in einer Skiffle-Band. Bekannt wurde er in den 1970er-Jahren, besonders durch Aufnahmen mit Martin Carthy und Leon Rosselson. Roy Bailey war trotz seiner umfangreichen musikalischen Karriere immer Amateur und im Hauptberuf Professor für Soziologie an der Hallam Universität in Sheffield. Die Baileys sind ein musikalisches Familienunternehmen: Auf einigen seiner CDs ist seine Frau Val zu hören, seine Tochter Kit hatte sein Management übernommen und auch Schwiegersohn Martin Simpson ist musikalisch erfolgreich.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bailey_(S%C3%A4nger)

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Bild: Roy Bailey, 1977 in Bern - Foto: © Markus Niederhauser

Audios / Videos:

Roy Bailey & Leon Rosselson 1988

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTyGUvie2j4

Roy Bailey sings 'Refugee' by Terry Andrews - august 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnV3DUSHKCo

Martin Simpson & Roy Bailey - Palaces of Gold @Loughborough Folk Festival 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=7tHqi6dzFr0

Alistair Hulett Suicide Town Roy Bailey at Celtic Connections 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blIfZZBuGnM

Roy Bailey - I Thought I Had No Voice, Towersey Village Festival, 27 August 2012 with Martin Simpson on guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emdVsCSwUAQ

Roy Bailey - Bread and Roses - Festival of Dangerous Ideas, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_sKv8xHqmc

Misfits and Pioneers: Undefeated | Roy Bailey | TEDxAylesbury

Roy Bailey, accompanied by Marc Block

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxxhDVP8sLc

Welcome Roy Bailey Live at Towersey 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvXjxK-CF5k

Roy Bailey - Song For David - at The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZV3mTrcx7E&list=PL6KqokHOtMf9HHFwGQL1kS3MjSzFLEXO2

Roy Bailey - You Need Skin David - at The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqaV78kJj-w

Roy Bailey - The rose of York

From 1975 LP - 'That's Not The Way It's Got To Be'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpIcn6LpUGA

Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson - Stand Up For Judas

From the 1977 Album Love, Loneliness and Laundry. Written by Leon, sung by Roy, with Firoz Shapur and Martin Carthy providing the music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1irXjtkD1Y

Roy Bailey - Burning Times - What You Do... Fuse Records 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHMeZPBus9Q

Roy Bailey - Rolling Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsoAfnaDZo

Roy Bailey - Everything possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBc6-keVIQ

Roy Bailey - Palestine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19DSEtmJTs4

Roy Bailey - Let Your Hair Hang Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpztZtT9_UM

LP Roy Bailey, 1971

Musicians

Roy Bailey, vocals, guitar;
Martin Carthy, guitar [1, 4, 6], dulcimer [7];
John Kirkpatrick, concertina [2, 6], jew's harp [7], accordion [10];
Peter Knight, fiddle [4, 6, 7], mandolin [1];
Leon Rosselson, guitar [4-7, 9, 10]

Side 1

The Three Butchers (2.55)

Bitter Withy (2.08)

Dust to Dust (3.22)

Thornaby Woods (3.26)

How Should I Your True Love Know? (1.34)

A Fair Maid Walking (4.52)

Side 2 (ohne Ton)

Poverty Knock (4.31)

Clerk Saunders (3.41)

No Sir No (3.26)

The Dalesman's Litany (5.05)

Palaces of Gold (2.57)

-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJs-hkLZci0 (nur Seite 1)

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Zu Roy Bailey: Aus dem "Gurtenbüchlein" zum ersten Gurtenfestival vom 2./3. Juli 1977 - Bild: © www.ch-cultura.ch, Daniel Leutenegger (zur Vergrösserung anklicken)

Mehr:

http://roybailey.net/

https://www.facebook.com/roy.bailey.524

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/roy-bailey-mn0000343290/biography

https://www.discogs.com/artist/1259725-Roy-Bailey

https://www.mainlynorfolk.info/roy.bailey/records/oatsandbeansandkangaroos.html

https://www.mainlynorfolk.info/roy.bailey/records/roybailey.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bailey_(folk_singer)

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bailey_(S%C3%A4nger)

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Bild: Roy Bailey am ersten Gurtenfestival 1977 - Foto: © Markus Niederhauser

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