Folk Singer and Songwriter


Stuart Marson is one of the finest singers and most original songwriters on the UK folk scene.

Stuart first came to prominence in the 1970's, appearing at the Cambridge Folk Festival and featuring in the BBC Radio 'Folk on 2' series.

Over the years, Stuart's songs have been performed and recorded by various other artists, including Fairport Convention and Roger Whittaker. Ralph McTell has also been an admirer of Stuart's songwriting and many of Stuart's songs have been published by Leola Music, who manage Ralph McTell's song output.

In recent years, Stuart's songwriting has reflected a regional identity,with a focus upon the folklore of the East Midlands where he was born and lived for many years. Perhaps his most celebrated song is 'Close to the Wind'(listen by clicking on the MP3 jukebox); a beautiful ballad about the life and times of the Culworth Gang (highwaymen who terrorised parts of South Northamptonshire during the late 1700's).

After taking a step aside from the folk circuit during a career in education, Stuart is now performing widely once again, presenting his unique talent to audiences throughout the UK.

Stuart's upcoming gigs in October 2018:

October 13th(from 7.30 p.m.): Kontra Roots and Acoustic Club in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire (details on club website)

October 20th (from 7.30 p.m.) 3rd Space (Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno, North Wales). To reserve tickets (collect and pay on door on the night) contact Stuart by e-mail (see contacts page). To view more information click link on the 'Upcoming Gigs' page.