Roy HarperChris Horkan
Now officially ‘retired’, and living in a secluded corner of Ireland, Harper has recently been hailed as a key influence by a much younger generation of devoted starsailors who instinctively recognise his innovations, his refusal to compromise and his visionary world view.
In January 2013 Harper received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. In September 2013 ‘Roy Harper: Man & Myth – The Documentary’, directed by George Scott, was broadcast on Sky Arts and his first album in thirteen years, ‘Man & Myth’, was released on Bella Union followed by three special concerts. The album received rave reviews.