The Beginnings of Fairport Convention
Ashley Hutchings: spoken word, vocals, bass guitar
Becky Mills: spoken word, vocals, guitar
The unique story of the foundation of the seminal Fairport Convention and of the British folk-rock revolution as seen through the eyes of one of its most pivotal figures.
Devised by Ashley Hutchings MBE to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary, this entertaining words and music show sees Ashley and Becky read from Ashley’s 1967 diary, relating the formation of the band and the history of the late sixties music scene of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.
Woven through with songs from the early days of Fairport, including many not on the first four albums, this is a must-see for anyone interested in folk music and its development and the wonderful decade of sixties music.
‘The Beginnings Of Fairport Convention’ has been presented at Cromer and Cropredy festivals to great success.
Advance Tickets: Adults £9; 16 and under £7.50 from: Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall Office Mon – Fri 9.00am-12.30pm; or online from Ticket Source www.ticketsource.co.uk/chapelarts; or phone 03336663366
Advanced booking is advised as the show is very popular.
Doors open: 7.00pm
Cash bar open before show and during the interval