Rotary Club of Turton - Speakers Corner

Thu, Aug 25th 2022 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Friends of the Rotary

Join us on the 25th of August as we host Saffron Summerfield. Saffron is a highly respected, International SINGER/COMPOSER/ SOUND ARTIST & POET.

Saffron Summerfield is a highly respected, International SINGER/COMPOSER/ SOUND ARTIST & POET

FOLKROOTS Magazine ‘…excellent singer – excellent lyricist… words like cool and classy spring to mind...’  

THE SCOTSMAN ‘…stunningly brilliant performer’ review of Saffron’s show ‘LOVE SONGS ‘ EDINBURGH FRINGE 

Saffron’s career started in the 1970s London Folk Scene. Gigging alongside artists like Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Long John Baldry.  She has recorded nine albums, written songs for two channel 4 films, BBC R4 ‘Start the Week’ and numerous BBC and indie radio shows. All Saffron’s recordings have been distributed worldwide with high sales in Japan and USA. Many of her songs have been recorded by other singers and bands. One of the few women acoustic bottle-neck blues guitarists (check out Dungeness video) Saffron learnt from black blues musicians when visiting Mississippi in 1977. She has PERFORMED ALL OVER THE UK Europe, USA, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Played at most major UK Folk festivals including Cambridge, Ely, Sidmouth, Edinburgh and Marymass. She has toured with Joan Armatrading, Fairport Convention (saffron was in TRADER HORNE – a spin-off from Fairport) and one memorable John Peel Radio One show with rock band Free!

saffron summerfield running with guitar   

“PERSONAL STATEMENT  “TODAY MY WORK INCLUDES RECORDING NATURAL SOUNDS  – especially Bird Songs & calls, rural communities stories – see SOUNDSCAPES page – & creating videos around my music and Poems. I am a passionate supporter of saving and conserving our natural areas for wildlife.  believe in promoting access to natural outdoor spaces – a constant dialogue with nature.  I am unreservedly, a supporter of protecting our  Wildlife for future generations”.  

Looking forward to seeing you!


Fee: £15.00 Includes 3 Course Dinner + Tea/Coffee (Exclusive to Rotary Club of Turton)

Venue: The Last Drop Hotel, Bromley Cross

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