14th Dec, 2019

Fairport Convention founder to perform spoken word and song tribute in Eathorpe this weekend

Andy Morris 8th Nov, 2019

A LEGEND of British folk music will bring his spoken word and song tribute to Eathorpe Village Hall this weekend to kick off a series of concerts.

Ashley Hutchings MBE, the founder of British folk rock band Fairport Convention, will bring his The Beginnings of Fairport show to the village on Saturday (November 9) from 7.30pm.

Accompanied by singer songwriter Becky Mills, he will explore the sights and sounds of the 60s that influenced the legendary band.

It marks the first in a series of concerts entitled Back To The Roots.

Ashley said: “Becky and I are looking forward to being the first guests for the beginning of this new musical venture in Eathorpe.

“Music has always been a great way to bring communities together, at a local and an individual level. That shared love creates bonds and memories that can last a lifetime – as I hope The Beginnings of Fairport shows.”

Eathorpe Village Hall committee chairman David Wray said: “We are delighted our new concert series will start with one of the folk world’s most renowned artists.

“He has been a huge musical influence throughout his long career, and The Beginnings of Fairport offers a glimpse into what it was like at the very start.”

Two further concerts are confirmed for Back to The Roots – Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on January 23, and Simon Mayor and Hilary James on February 13.

Tickets for The Beginnings of Fairport – and future concerts – cost £12.50 and are available by calling the box office on 01926 632564 or 01926 6320830.

Alternatively, visit www.w2hen.info/BacktotheRootsMusicseason4 for more information or to book online, including a special offer of £35 for all three concerts.

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