ABINGDON The Unicorn Theatre: Sandy Denny Project
December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
I’m with Sally Barker, PJ Wright, MArion Fleetwood, Mark Stevens and Mat Davies as THE SANDY DENNY PROJECT performing the Songs of Sandy Denny here at this gorgeous gig. If you haven’t been to it – it’s a superb building and a wonderful little theatre.
I was asked to join the re-formed Fotheringay band after my friend Jerry Donahue had a stroke. We did a benefit concert for him in Banbury – members of the band were Sally Barker, PJ Wright and original members Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson.
The Sandy Denny Project (first known as ‘Listen-Listen’) then formed in 2017 to recognise and to celebrate the music of the late Sandy Denny, who is considered a founder of the British folk-rock movement, and perhaps its most important female singer. Sandy died in 1978, however her songs remain as fresh, poignant and as beautiful today as the time that they were penned. The repertoire of The Sandy Denny Project reflects the amazing legacy of work left behind by Sandy, through her work with the early incarnations of Fairport Convention, the sublime Fotheringay, and also her incredible repertoire of solo work.