Presented by Folk In The Barn
This event was previously scheduled for 2 Jul and is now rescheduled for 4 Dec.
Celebrating Sandy’s genius with new shine and brilliance, a Homage to the Life and Works of one of Britains best loved Folk Singers.
In the short span of 31 years Sandy Denny solidified her place as one of the most influential and best loved English folk rock Singer Songwriters of the last 50 years.
Melody Maker’s readers twice voted her the “Best British Female Singer”, in 1970 and 1971, and Uncut and Mojo have called Denny Britain’s finest female singer-songwriter. After briefly working with the Strawbs, Sandy joined Fairport Convention in 1968 and formed Fotheringay in 1970, also performing as a solo artist. Between 1971 and 1977, she released four solo albums, duetted with Robert Plant on “The Battle of Evermore” for Led Zeppelin IV and her composition “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” has been recorded by many, among them Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power. Her recorded work has been the subject of numerous reissues, along with a wealth of previously unreleased material which has appeared over the more than 40 years since her death.
Fotheringay MkII members Sally Barker formerly of The Poozies, and BBC1’s “The Voice”, and guitarist PJ Wright of TradArrr and The Dylan Project, are joined by frequent Fairport Convention guest Anna Ryder, multi-instrumentalist Marion Fleetwood, and the rhythm section of bassist Mat Davies and drummer Mark Stevens from folk-rock legends Little Johnny England to form The Sandy Denny Project. Sandy Denny’s remarkable writing is approached not as a tribute band, slavishly copying the records, but as a tribute in its best sense – an interpretation of Sandy’s wonderful work.
With every year Sandy’s reputation continues to grow in stature as a songwriter and interpreter of traditional material, and the six musicians in the band who share an impressive folk-rock pedigree are each at the very top of their musical game.