Sandy Denny

Tales from the ‘60s: Fairport’s breakout year and John Martyn’s ‘terrible’ rhythm section

Andrew Curry with Part Two of his series on the interview with producer Joe Boyd and engineer/producer John Wood on the early days of folk-rock. In which Fairport Convention hit their stride in 1969 and invent folk-rock. It all comes... Read more →


Tales from the 1960s: Joe Boyd, John Wood, and listening to Sgt. Pepper in a cloakroom with Sandy Denny

Andrew Curry writes: One of the features of the Magpie Arc indoor folk festival festival in both of its incarnations has been an extended interview by Matthew Bannister of Folk on Foot with luminaries of folk music. Last year it... Read more →


Who Knows Where the Time Goes - or where it went? Celebrating Sandy Denny's birthday

January 6 2024: had she lived, Sandy Denny would today have been celebrating her 77th birthday, writes Colin Randall. It feels appropriate to mark her birthday once again. I have also posted an article at my new Substack pages. Don't... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

Another quick update, Oct 2023: Dave Swarbrick's widow Jill has firmly and correctly reminded me that the gorgeous music that so perfectly suits Richard Thompson's words for this song was composed by the mighty Swarb. Read her comment below, reproduced... Read more →