Roger Wilson is a folk singer, musician, songwriter, producer and actor who works both solo and in collaboration with an ever growing list of the finest folk musicians and theatre practitioners in the U.K.
Most recently, following a two year spell at the National Theatre in WarHorse, he has worked on a number of theatre and music projects including a national tour of Larkrise to Candleford for Bill Kenwright Ltd.
He has made three solo albums, The Palm of Your Hand (1988), Stark Naked (1994) and You Look Familiar (2007). One of many collaborations was the album Wood, Wilson, Carthy, a live track from which is featured on the music page of this site. New and interesting collaborations are constantly evolving.
Roger Wilson's solo performances draw on a combination of his own songwriting, traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes and the work of other writers. He performs in clubs, concerts, festivals and dance events, and enjoys a busy parallel career as a workshop leader and teacher.
"Roger Wilson is a highly talented fiddle player and singer/songwriter. He is impressive not only for his extraordinary talent as a songwriter and musician, but as a brilliant and passionate interpreter of traditional and contemporary material, notably for his memorable rendition of Hey Joe by the late great Jimi Hendrix. Roger uses the charged combination of fiddle and voice to full effect to convey the emotion of traditional songs. His enthusiastic playing and love of his craft are inspiring." - Mayflower Folk Club