Roger Watson has more than four decades of national and international folk music experience as a musician, singer, songwriter and dance caller. He is probably best known for his work with Muckram Wakes and the New Victory Band from 1971 – 81. He was also responsible for melodeon and concertina tutors first published in 1980 (and still selling!)
Once a secondary school teacher, he left in 1989 to become the founder and Artistic Director of the erstwhile folk development organisation Traditional Arts Projects (TAPS).
He now works freelance to continue the legacy of TAPS, by teaching and performing English traditional songs, music and dances, in a way that acknowledges the processes of tradition and involves people of all backgrounds in owning and individualising material from heritage sources.