30th January 1947 - 14th January 2023


Our great pal and inspiration

“What a privilege to  witness the inaugural gig of MrsAckroyd. We were treated to a feast of great singing, expert accompaniment and of course humour both subtle and zany. Alison Hilary and Chris have a gift of communicating with an audience which guarantees an evening of total enjoyment.”Croydon folk club.               

“If you thought MrsAckroyd with the physical presence of Les Barker was unthinkable then think again! They had the audience in fits of laughter throughout and it’s rteally refreshing to find an act that is not only ‘different’ but one that oozes quality and really communicates with its audience. Of course this does not just ‘happen’ but is underpinned by the brilliance of Les’ lyrics, the suberb vocal skills and comedic timing of Hilary Spencer and Alison Younger and the fine musicianship of Chris Harvey. A rare treat!” Folk On The Moor.                                                                                                                                                      

“Crikey what a big finish! That was MrsAckroyd. Fantastic!” BBC Radio Leeds.

“A feast of musical humour from a high quiality act who give their own hilarious treatment to well-known songs” Heswall Hall Wirral

“One of the best musicians in the country and two of the top female vocalists combine to give an evening of pure magic...I laughed so much I’m sore!” Llantrisant folk club

We are delighted to announce that venues and clubs in Wales can book MrsAckroyd through the Night Out scheme offered by the Arts Council Wales.Visit the Night Out web site for details.

Diary Dates



Thu.24th&Fri.25th Whitby Folk Week


Sat.  7th  Whalley Village Hall, Whalley Clitheroe

Sun. 29th Bull’s Head Folk Club Warrington



Fri. 3rd Phoenix f.c. Poynton

‘Tesco Club Card’

‘Wild Mountain Lime’

“Llanfair PG”  “A Murder Ballad”

“Breaking Wind Suddenly” “Spencer’s Dog Rover”

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Have You Got Any News Of The Iceberg?

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Roseville Fair

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The Sloop John A

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Will The Turtle Be Unbroken?

My Snails Have Not Yet Arrived

‘Despite the absence of Les Barker his strange imagination still soars to musical heights through the stunning voices of Alison Younger and Hilary Spencer and the keyboard wizardry of Chris Harvey. A remarkable trio of musicians that will delight and entertain you.’                                                                                                     Cleckheaton Folk Festival

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