Allan Richardsonís first floor spot was at Wood Green Folk Club in 1963 and since then thereís been no turning back.
He has played literally an awful lot of floor spots. After becoming too old for normal work he spread his musical wings and over the last decade
or so has notched up many performances in folk clubs, concerts and on the much missed Kent Folk programme on BBC Radio Kent.
Firmly in the tradition of the acoustic troubadour, Allan has amassed a varied repertoire of original songs. His wide-ranging themes with a strong humorous element reflect years of writing for satirical revues in the Act One drama group.
Favourites include Moving On, The Dark Girl dressed in Blue and the famous Air Shanty. As well as his own material, Allanís sets may include the odd cover, particularly of songs by Trad, who is his favourite writer.
There are several CDs of Allanís songs, the most recent being Thanks for all the Honey, the title track of which is a serenade to insect life.
All his CDs are available direct from Allan, or by contacting him via his music website www.allanrichardson.co.uk
There you will find more about Allanís music and details of the guitars and other instruments he has made.