Pete Morton announces new album and launch tour dates

Pete Morton

Fair Freedom is Pete Morton’s first album since the highly acclaimed A Golden Thread back in 2020. All ten tracks are originals but feature two older re-worked songs. In typical Morton style, the material spans a wide array of current issues from a celebration of Great British rivers (‘The Rivers Of The Isle’), to the dangers of social media (‘The Genuine You’) and a dream of a One State solution in the Middle East (‘Sharing The Land’), not forgetting the possible extinction of the human race (‘Newton’s Parakeet’). There is a humorous talkin’ blues (‘The Ghost Of A Sailor’) and other thought provoking ballads amongst the personal love songs.

Fair Freedom was recorded by Paul Yarrow at Maude Studios, Leek, with the same band of musicians who joined Pete on A Golden Thread. They are Sarah Matthews (viola, fiddle and vocals), George Sansome (guitar), Mark Woolley (percussion and low whistle), Justin Twigg (bass), Matt Quinn (mandolin and vocals), and Paul Yarrow (keyboards), plus a rousing chorus by the St Mary’s Academy Choir, Leek on ‘The Rivers Of The Isle’.

Pete Morton is a singer and entertainer with a wealth of self-penned songs that express everything from the highly personal to the truly international. Often referred to as an old time troubadour, he delivers an unruly mix of humanism, politics, love, social commentary and humour, all wrapping their way around the folk tradition. Originally from Leicester, England, Pete discovered the acoustic music scene at 16, and has been on a never-ending tour as a folk singer-songwriter ever since. With his powerful, euphonious voice, storytelling and compelling stage presence, he continues his merry niche, singing songs of peace, justice and global inclusion with a fun loving and approachable style.

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While we wait for a new video, here’s an old favourite – ‘Another Train’:



Sunday 7 – Walthamstow folk club, London

Monday 15 – Chichester folksong club, West Sussex

Thursday 18 – De Dudelsack, Kortrik, Belgium

Friday 19 – House Concert, Zwevegem, Belgium

Saturday 20 – Ijzendijke, NL

Tuesday 23 – Hoy At Anchor, Southend on Sea

Thursday 25 – The Musician, Leicester

Friday 26 – Market Rasen Concerts, Market Rasen

Saturday 27 – The Queens Head, Belper

Sunday 28 – Leek Arts Festival



Tuesday 7 – De Panne, Belgium NL

Wednesday 8 – Culture b, Rotterdam NL

Thursday 9- O’Meara’s Irish Pub, Breda NL

Saturday 11 – Citta Yoga, Zoetermeer NL

Sunday 12 – Andledon, NL Friday 24 – Cologne, Germany

Saturday 25 – Folk At Home, Tilburg NL