The Brewer’s Daughter
Rory may be known to older Fair goers and we are very happy to welcome him back for this benefit gig.
RoryMcleod – ex-circus clown and fire eater. A rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, singing unpalatable truths about broken hearts or social injustice in bold, lyrical and deeply personal songs. A one-man-soul-band, and poet, he has a natural troubadour’s talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments – the spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes.
McLeod is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and songwriting that has been described as “Intimate, revealing, political and powerful.”
Rory has played harmonica and guitar with many acclaimed performers including MICHELLE SHOCKED, ANI DI FRANCO, BUTCH HANCOCK, MICHAEL FRANTI, TOWNES VAN ZANDT, with the West-African guitarist ALI FARKE-TOURE and TAJ MAHAL; and Madagascan group TARIKA. He has also written songs for TV snd radio and has released 9 self-produced albums.
THE BREWER’S DAUGHTER
The Brewer’s Daughter is Northampton narrow -boat based chanteuse extrordinaire, Rhianon Crutchley. She delivers a perfectly balanced brew of traditional and original folk music, featuring gutsy vocals with an antique fiddle and a vintage 12-string guitar. Rhiannon also plays in Tarantism and AOS3. One of Scarecrow Corner’s firm favourites.
She released her first album, ‘Make Believe’ in June, 2016.