Repton Village Hall

Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia to Sonnets

Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7.30 pm

Paid Bar and Raffle

Tickets £10 from Repton Post Office, , 702599, and Chris Carpenter, 702370.


'Inspired from start to finish, full of fascinating twists and turns. Very English, very essential.' BBC Music

Known as 'The Guv'nor' of British folk rock, Ashley Hutchings is the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations), and The Rainbow Chasers.   What is less well known about him is his talent as a wordsmith.   In 2014 he published his first book 'Words Words Words' a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that span his entire career and tell his story.

This show has been specially put together to celebrate his 70th year and to share the stories behind the writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many theatre projects he has brought to fruition.   It will also include songs and music related to his life in music, beautifully brought to life by guest musician Ruth Angell (Rainbow Chasers).

In support of Repton Village Hall.