Mrs Ackroyd Band

When The Mrs Ackroyd Band made its last appearance with Les Barker at Warwick Folk Festival in 2008 it could have been the end of a weirdly great and glorious phenomenon. When Les was forced to cut back on his work life MrsAckroyd carried on and naturally became the official musical arm of this eccentric poet, comic genius and national treasure. Les’ strange imagination soars to musical heights through the stunning voices and comedic timing of Hilary Spencer and Alison Younger and the keyboard wizardry of Chris Harvey. “MrsAckroyd had the audience in fits of laughter throughout and it’s really refreshing to find an act that is not only “different” but one that oozes quality and really communicates with its audience.” Folk On The Moor