Roger Resch

Roger first began singing folk music, and subsequently learning to play accordion in the ‘90’s. 

Having become a regular at the song sessions at Elsie’s (The Queen’s Arms, Cowden Pound in his native Kent) he was introduced to The Travelling Folk, where he became a regular.  This entails two sessions per month in different pubs around the Kent/Sussex border area, taking folk music into bars, but also includes involvement in the now popular Song and Ale each year. 

Having become a regular at Nellie’s (Tonbridge) Folk Club), he was prevailed upon by the club’s founder, to become an organiser, with the result that he took over the club’s bookings.  He teamed up with another club member, the well known singer / songwriter Bob Kenward, to form the Wealden Ramblers, who specialise in songs about Kent.

Having met Ian and Mary Barr at Travelling Folk, he started to visit Seaford Folk Club on an occasional basis, which became regular after retirement, as a result of which he was invited to become a resident in 2005.  Although it entails a round trip of 70 miles every Friday, and is the furthest distance he travels regularly to a club, he feels it is well worth it.  He has made many new friends there, and enjoys the well balanced programme.

Roger's first choice has always been traditional music, and his repertoire includes over forty songs from the Copper Family, but he also enjoys the work of the better singer/songwriters of more modern times, and increasingly finds himself singing their work.

You can hear a sound clip of Roger singing Bread and Fishes by clicking here.

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