Ray Fisher has died at the age of 70. Ray, the sister of Archie and Cilla Fisher, played an important role in the Scottish folk revival of the late 1950’s, especially as part of the Wayfarers trio with Archie and Bobby Campbell. Her main passion was for Scottish ballads, but she was also active politically, especially as an anti-nuclear campaigner, singing regularly at anti-Polaris demonstrations and CND events. Ray recognised the power of song as a political force, and is quoted as having said “Underneath all of what was going on in Scotland there was a realisation that there was a strength in the music as a vehicle for politics.
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