Rory McLeod (singer-songwriter)

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Rory McLeod (born London, England) is a British folk singer-songwriter.[1] His career has included being a fire eater and circus clown[2] and his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his personally-made stomp box. Womad have said: "With Rory McLeod, you get the music of the world in one suitcase.[...] You can hear flamenco, calypso, blues and Celtic influences in his music, all wrapped together in an inimitable style".[3] He has recorded and toured with (then) fellow Cooking Vinyl artist Michelle Shocked.[4][3]

He also performed on Puddle Dive, the 1993 album by fellow singer-songwriter, Ani DiFranco. In 1996, McLeod's song Invoking the Spirits, which was inspired by time he spent in Zimbabwe, was a BBC "pick of the week".[4] McLeod played the theme tune for the TV animation series, Creature Comforts.[5]


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  2. ^ Harris, Craig. "Artist Biography by Craig Harris". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Rory McLeod". Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "Artist Biography: Rory McLeod". Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rory McLeod / bio". Reverbnation. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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