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Rory McLeod

Rory Mcleod – ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!

Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

"You don't listen to McLeod you travel with him"
City Hub, Sydney (Australia)

"I've travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I'd travel to visit friends and on the way I'd make new ones, I'd roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate… like the birds and the big whales and fishes do".
Rory McLeod

 

 

Unfortunately I can't embed any of Rory's videos, but do yourself a favour and follow this link. It's the only time today you'll see a man singing and playing harmonica and spoons – oh! and tap dancing at the same time. All on the roof of a high rise!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO_xCvYGtxY

 

 

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  1. Rory McLeod is amazing I think he is a gypsy type he certainly looks like that.

  2. He does cultivate that image Maggie. Perhaps this explains the Scottish name and the London accent. I met him briefly at the Celtic Connections music festival in Glasgow a few years ago. He was there to see another great harmonica player Brendan Power.

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