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Vin Garbutt (born in South Bank, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom), though second generation Irish, is an English folk singer and songwriter. A signifant part of his repertoire consists of protest songs covering topics such as "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland (Troubles of Erin), unemployment, and abortion. At the age of 21, in 1969, he threw caution to the winds and became a professional musician. Armed with the rich…

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  • It seems I'm not the only person who likes Vin Garbutt and Old Man Gloom.
  • brilliant writer and singer and very funny... [2]
  • Vin Garbutt: if there was any justice and sense of perspective, he would be have his own Saturday night peak time TV show... brilliant writer and singer and very funny...
  • He is class, and very entertaining, live. A true showman.
  • Heh, first post. Fantastic voice, i need much more of his stuff! The "Plugged" album is genius.

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