The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny

Feat. members of Bellowhead, plus Maddy Prior, Joan Wasser, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Thea Gilmore, Lavinia Blackwall, Blair Dunlop, Sam Carter, PP Arnold & more

23 May 2012 / 20:00

£15 - 25

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In the years since her tragic death, folk-rock icon Sandy Denny has emerged and been cited by many, including Mojo and Uncut magazines, as Britain’s finest female singer songwriter.  Her legendary song Who Knows Where the Time Goes has been recorded by as diverse a range of artists as Cat Power, Nina Simone and Judy Collins.

The comprehensive re-issue of all Denny’s recordings in recent years, has seen her reputation continue to grow, and this very special performance showcases for the first time her entire musical legacy taking in her work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, her solo career as well as new songs discovered in Sandy’s archive and completed by Thea Gilmore on her acclaimed album Don’t Stop Singing

This special show brings together and reveals Sandy Denny’s work for a contemporary generation but also a new generation, who are beginning to understand her contribution and significance, as new artists such as Laura Marling, Cat Power, Joanna Newsom and Florence Welch are likened to Denny or cite her as a major influence.

For the first time Sandy Denny’s entire musical legacy is showcased live bringing together her work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, her solo career and the new songs completed by Thea Gilmore. Thea joins a unique line up of artists including former colleagues and friends Maddy Prior, Dave Swarbrick, and Jerry Donahue, alongside Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), PP Arnold and young admirers including Lavinia Blackwall, Sam Carter, Ben Nicholls, Blair Dunlop and other guests. Together with members of Bellowhead, who form the core of a house ‘super group’, they create this unique, adventurous homage to the artist described by Richard Thompson as ‘the greatest British female artist of her generation’.

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This event is part of:
Summer Music 2012

Produced by the Barbican in association with Music Beyond Mainstream


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