Robin Burton

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Several people have asked me, after seeing my presentation, if I can offer musical entertainment. I can offer myself as a solo act, as part of the duo "B&W" or as a full blown 5 piece folk band. Please just make an enquiry through Speakernet and I will get in touch to discuss the options.

I am currently retired but was a marketing man by profession, working in the worlds of telecommunications and international aid.

My main hobby is music. I sing and play melodeon. I am the lead singer of the Swing Rioters.

I am a Trustee of Gloucestershire Traditions, Committee Member of Stroud Folk Weekend, and Chairman of Stroud Wassail. This work has included putting together a website of 1500 Gloucestershire songs and tunes and re-starting a Wassailing tradition which, in 2018, attracted 350 performers from around the country.

I also like travel, especially walking the highways and byways of England. I like travelling internationally on my own. That way I get to meet many different types of people and have had many interesting adventures. These have included getting involved in a raft race down the Tugela river in Zululand, going on a jeep safari to the Rock Palace in Yemen and taking part in a yodeling contest in the Black Forest.

I am very interested in all types of wildlife. A few years ago I drove round Botswana and Zimbabwe with a friend in an old Land Rover where we saw all manner of very interesting creatures (and went walking with lions).

I work part time for the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) negotiating with mobile phone companies for air time. This has taken me to exotic locations like Nepal and Sierra Leone.

To contact Robin Burton select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

Our Heritage of Song: The People's Voice
Robin Burton Tagged: Music
Stories of Britain in Pictures and Song
Robin Burton Tagged: History Of Britain | Storytelling