Roger Wilson (folk musician)

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Roger Wilson
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer
InstrumentsVocals, violin, guitar
Years active1986–present
LabelsRuf Records, Green Linnet, Harbourtown Records, Whiff Records
Associated actsThe House Band
WebsiteWilson's official website

Roger Wilson is an English folk singer, fiddler, guitarist, and songwriter who, he says, abandoned a graphic design career to become a full-time musician in 1986.[1] He was a member of The House Band (1993–98) and later joined Chris Wood and Martin Carthy in performances.[2][3] He has also worked with Kate Rusby's Concert Party, with Pete Morton in Urban Folk, and with John Tams at the National Theatre.[2]


Wilson's songs include "Indian Tea", "Payday" "Pride and Prejudice", "Sick of the Working Life," "The Banks of Red Roses", "The Cotton Reel", "The Gumble Waltz" "The Luckiest Man", "The Peg in the Hole", "Ultrasound", "Where my feet are going I don't know", and "Zakynthos Jig"


  • The Palm of Your Hand, Harbourtown Records HAR 002 (Vinyl), HARCD 020 (1988)
  • Urban Folk Volume One, Harbourtown Records (1991)
  • Stark Naked, Whiff Records WH001CD (1994)
  • Another Setting (The House Band), Green Linnet Records GLCD 1143 (1994)
  • Rockall (The House Band), Green Linnet GLCD 1174 (1996)
  • Urban Folk Volume Two: Self Destructive Fools, Harbourtown Records (1997)
  • Urban Folk Volumes 1+2, Harbourtown Records HARCD032 (1997)
  • Wood, Wilson, Carthy – Ruf Records RUFCD05 (1998)
  • October Song (The House Band), Green Linnet GLCD 1190 (1998)
  • You Look Familiar (2007)


  1. ^ Self-published bio at (subject's own website)
  2. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "Roger Wilson: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  3. ^ Ellen Rawson: "...they're not a group. They're merely three solo performers who get together occasionally to perform in a sort of round-robin manner." Wood Wilson Carthy at, 28 January 2001