The Sandy Denny Project

Music Room Event

With every year the late Sandy Denny’s (Fairport Convention) reputation continues to grow in stature as a songwriter and interpreter of traditional material, and these six musicians that also share an impressive folk-rock pedigree, and each at the very top of their musical game, interpret Sandy’s wonderful body of work.

BBC Radio Northampton, as part of National Music Day 2017, chose ex-Fotheringay members Sally Barker (The Poozies and BBC’s The Voice) and guitarist PJ Wright (TradArrr, The Dylan Project and LJE) to celebrate the award of Sandy Denny’s Blue Plaque at Byfield Village Hall, the scene of her last-ever concert in 1978. The following year, Sally and PJ constructed a dream folk-rock band for a sell-out concert at the Byfield Village Hall to commemorate the passing of Sandy, 40 years before.

With the line up of Sally, PJ, frequent Fairport Convention guest Anna Ryder, rising star Marion Fleetwood and the rhythm section of bassist Mat Davies and drummer Mark Stevens (from now-defunct folk-rock legends Little Johnny England), the show is approached as a tribute in its best sense.