An ex-circus clown and fire eater, Rory McLeod is 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 accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer." Expect the unexpected.

Mcleod is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to Country blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and song writing that has been described as:

"Intimate, revealing, political and powerful."

When he sings his songs he will take you on a journey with him."

"Poetry and dance-stories with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people."

"Great songs to dance to, infectious rhythms, flying harmonica!

We saw the ubiquitous Rory Mcleod on stage wowing the crowd as if it were his living room... everyone was dancing... Then some hours later that night we heard Rory singing more of his stories around a campfire, listening... chaKng and joining in with everyone else on his trombone, spoons and harmonica.


Enjoy code: 807317
Target groups
Adult, Youth, Elderly
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Available tickets

09/08 2022 7:00pm
Ashburton Arts Centre West Street NEWTON ABBOT
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