John McAuslan, Director, Brunswick Festival, Victoria, Australia

Posted Apr 01, 2005

"Roy Bailey is one of England’s finest and best folksingers and favourite sons. Well known to Australian audiences for his moving and socially committed performances, Roy’s remarkable rapport with his audience has won him many devoted fans over many years on the folk circuits of the world. A confirmed and life long fighter for social justice through his academic work, his musical career and his personal life, Roy has been honoured in England for his services to folk music. Many would say that services to humanity would be a more accurate judgement."