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Ashley Hutchings: Sage Gateshead


From psychedelia to sonnets – a life in words and music – the remarkable journey of Ashley Hutchings -_ ‘the single most important figure in English folk rock’_ Bob Dylan.

Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations).

What is less well known about Ashley 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 both span his entire career and tell his story.

With humour, drama and passion he takes the audience back in time to revisit the heady days of the pschedelic 60s and onward through the following years adding detail to the history of the bands he has created and describing some of the many projects he has brought to fruition.

Ashley is joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell and singer and guitarist Becky Mills.

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£16.13, £13.98. Includes 7.5% handling fee.


28th September 2016

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  Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.   With two main halls boasting world-class acoustics with state-...


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