Roy Bailey

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Roy Bailey is a legend in the British folk scene. In 2003, Roy together with Tony Benn were awarded ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, for their hugely successful programme ‘Writing on the Wall’. Tony Benn cites Roy as ‘the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation’. In the 2000 Honours List, Roy received the MBE for services to folk music. On the 23rd August 2006, he returned the MBE in protest at the UK government’s foreign policy with regard to Lebanon and Palestine. He is an Emeritus Professor of Social Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.

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