Leon Rosselson

Harry's Gone Fishing

(Gadfly 270)

Harry's Gone Fishing
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Postcards From Cuba
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Gadfly Records is proud to announce the release of "Harry's Gone Fishing" from British folk legend Leon Rosselson.

"Harry's Gone Fishing" is the first release of new songs for Rosselson since the early '90s. In addition to the always-witty and observant stylings of Rosselson, the release features guest appearances from the cream of the English folk scene: Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Fiz Shapur, and others.

Rosselson has been an active and noted member of the British folk scene for almost 40 years. He began writing songs seriously (and humorously) in the early 1960s and hasn't stopped yet! His early songs were topical-satirical (some of them were featured on TV's satire show That Was The Week That Was) but he broadened out from there, absorbing different influences and experimenting with different song forms. His song The World Turned Upside Down has been recorded and popularized by, among others, Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the U.K. pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the U.S. His Ballad of a Spycatcher, ridiculing the U.K. ban on Peter Wright's book, went into the U.K. Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band.

Rosselson has performed in every conceivable venue in North America, the U.K., Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Australia. He will be touring North America in October 2000 to coincide with the release of "Harry's Gone Fishing."

OCT. 2000 N.A. TOUR:

10/6/00 - Vancouver, BC

10/7/00 - Victoria, BC

10/8/00 - Gabriola Isl, Can.

10/11/00 - Bellingham, WA

10/12/00 - Seattle, WA

10/13/00 - Corvallis, OR

10/14/00 - Eugene, OR

10/16/00 - Arcata, CA

10/18/00 - Garberville, CA

10/19/00 - Berkeley, CA

10/20/00 - Ukiah, CA

10/22/00 - Berkeley, CA

10/24/00 - Boston, MA

10/28/00 - New York, NY

10/29/00 - Toronto, ON


1. It's Just The Song

2. Harry's Gone Fishing

3. Mercenaries

4. She Came From Out Of Nowhere

5. Postcards From Cuba

6. Money Matters

7. Bad Driver

8. Child Killers

9. Sun

10. You Noble Diggers All

11. Encore

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