Pete Morton

Pete Morton

Wed 24 May 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)
"Not only impressive but a revelation... totally original."
The Guardian
"Certain writers and singers of folk songs have that combination of lyrical perspicacity and clear-sighted delivery that set them apart from all others, the idiosyncratic Pete Morton is one of those. His songs provoke thought, stimulate inspiration and prompt revelation. That’s because he delivers messages and explores themes that everyone can relate to and does it in a way that demands nothing more than turning your ear to his perfectly placed lyrics"
Tim Carroll, FolkWords
Book Tickets
_ Price: £10 / £9 (conc) / £7 (EFC members)
_ Venue: Library Gallery

According to British music magazine, Froots, Leicester-born Pete Morton “is amongst the best that the British roots music scene has produced in living memory.” His live performances are not only dynamic and intense, but also are approachable and fun loving. Starting out as a busker on the streets of Europe, he has entertained all over the globe with his unique and involving style of song writing. Pete sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective.

With a passionate strong voice and strident guitar style, his songs are an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment, wrapping their way around the folk tradition.

Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics. It is not compulsory to be a member to be able to attend the club’s weekly shows – just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door. The club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then.