Towersey Festival Patron Roy Bailey passed away on Tuesday 20 November 2018, aged 83.
Roy was instrumental in the founding of Towersey Festival, and a giant of the British folk scene, and will be hugely missed.
Statement from Towersey Festival:
“It’s with great sadness we hear of the passing of our Festival Patron and friend Roy Bailey.
“Roy has been a part of Towersey Festival since our very first event, and even before. He was there, back in 1965 at the very meeting where the festival was conceived, and he’s been performing at the festival almost every year since.
“Always playing to capacity crowds, his regular Monday afternoon concerts were an utter joy – warm, funny, poignant, and well-observed.
“We’ll miss him greatly, and we know many Towersey-goers will do too.
“Our thoughts are with his family.”