Eric Purdie has been sharing, formally and informally, at folk festivals for over thirty years. He has a direct performing style, which lies within the ‘stand up’ school of comedy.
Delivered in an unmistakably Glasgow 'stand-up' style, Eric Purdie's comedy presentation features humorous stories, poems and unaccompanied songs.
Eric's patter provides a window into a culture few of us have seen. His stories tell of an Industrial Scotland and the Socialist Struggle in which he grew up. Eric imparts a unique oral view of a unique life and culture. He describes life in the shipyards and on the building sites where he encountered many characters and witnessed many improbable but true sets of circumstances.
Eric Purdie is a regular performer at festivals, notably the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington and the Maldon Folk Festival. He is performing again at the 2018 Maldon Folk Festival. Eric has performed at the NCF every year since 2010.