Morris, a brief biog...
Harry was born in the Plantation district of Glasgow
during the nineteen fifties where he spent most of his informative years.
On retiring from Strathclyde Police after completing 30 years police service he was involved with a
Scottish/Irish folk band, and performed the duties of
manager, administrator, treasurer, agent and organiser.
Within one year he raised their profile and quickly
transformed them from a relatively unknown local pub band to international
status, performing with some of the biggest names in folk
became part of the performing side of the band, playing
percussion, organising stage-craft movement, plus choreographed
the action on stage. He involved himself in all musical
arrangements, introduced humour to the live performances,
and arranged regular rehearsals culminating in the
recording of two musical CDs, which he produced. One of
which reached No 6 in the top ten folk charts in Holland.
The band were also voted 'The Most Entertaining Live Band
2003/4 Harry parted company with the band to concentrate fully on his own
projects, such as writing about all the funny stories he
collated over his years in the police service. Initially,
he went about self-publishing his own work, marketing,
obtaining orders from book shops, creating his own
publicity, contacting radio stations and newspapers,
making personal appearances at shops to sign his books,
invoicing, delivering and packing. Everything required to
ensure his work reached the people who mattered most, the
from his first book 'Even
The Lies Are True' appeared in the Glasgow Evening
Times, The Daily Record, and the Scottish Sun newspapers.
'Harry the Polis' books
are currently available, with the tenth title 'Last Night
On The Beat' now available from all good bookshops, and
online. His first novel 'Born Tae Be
Wide' is due for publication late 2014. He has also
written for the stage, co-written fourteen children's books
titled, 'The Adventures of Harry the Policeman,' and regularly performs afternoons and evenings at
libraries, writers' workshops, roundtables, art centers,
town halls, theatres and festivals.
he said himself: "It doesn't matter which part of the
UK I visit to perform, the Scottish humour travels and is
enjoyed by all. Everyone likes to laugh! And as we all
know, laughter is the best medicine!"
• To read a Scottish
Sun feature about Harry, click here.
• For more info
about Harry's books visit the Scottish
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