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“I can think of no other songwriter who has mined this rich vein
with such lyrical ease and with no mean ear for melody. ”
Alan Reid, Battlefield Band

Bob Leslie – Scottish Traditional Singer & Songwriter

Bob writes and performs in both Scots and Scots English. He’s respected by his peers, and is an entertaining live performer.

Why is it taking this man so long to be recognised as a teenage idol? tune

He’s got everything: charm, talent, nice legs, and a winning smile – oh, Bob also sings and plays  500-year-old Scottish folk songs he made up last week.

He recorded an album full of them in 2017, called Land and Sea, which those hard-to-please professional grumplings, the critics, seemed to like quite a bit.

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” Bob’s songs are imaginative, well researched, witty and thought provoking .”

Wendy Weatherby
Nominated Scots Trad Awards 2010 ‘Traditional Singer of the Year’

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However, pressing albums, even stroking them lightly, doesn’t come cheap, and he will insist on continually writing songs. If you dare explore the rest of this website, you might even find some! The next CD – The Barren Fig – is winding its way to the finish line even as you read this.

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“Bob’s material is beautifully crafted and reflects a deep connection to his Scottish roots.”
Allison Lupton
Folk Music Ontario ‘Songs from the Heart’ Grand Prize Winner

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If you would like to help this worthy cause, Bob’s looking for patrons to fund his prodigious music production. If you feel like helping out with that (even in a teensy-weensy way) (that means $2/month = not even a pack of peanuts/week), then please click on the icon below:

And, if you want to know what you might be getting into, just click below to hear Lands o the Sioux an the Cree* from Bob’s next album.

It’s about two young lads from Orkney seeking their fortune with the Hudson’s Bay Company in North America circa 1820.

It is, of course, written in deeply incomprehensible Orcadian (that’s the best kind).

2018 Bob Leslie

Bob Leslie is an Independent Scottish Traditional Songwriter,
Singer & Recording Artist