News | Heavyweights team up for Sandy Denny tribute tour

Joan As Policewoman, Thea Gilmore, PP Arnold and Maddy Prior are among the artists confirmed for a tribute show to Sandy Denny that will tour the country in May.

The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny will be an evening of classic songs from Denny, performed by a huge travelling collection of artists, the full list of which reads as follows: Joan Wasser (aka Joan As Policewoman), Maddy Prior, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Green Gartside, PP Arnold, Thea Gilmore, plus members of Bellowhead, Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), Sam Carter, Blair Dunlop (The Albion Band), and Ben Nicholls (Dennis Hopper Choppers), with others to be added.

The night will span Denny’s entire career, from her work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, and as a solo artist through to the unfinished material that was released by Thea Gilmore on Don’t Stop Singing last year.

Denny tragically died in 1978 but is considered one of England’s greatest female singer-songwriters of all time, and interest in her work has only grown in recent years following the extensive re-release of her back catalogue.

Tour dates for the show are as follows:

May 19: LIVERPOOL Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com
May 20: NOTTINGHAM Royal Centre 0115 989 5555 royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk
May 21: BRIGHTON Festival 01273 709709 brightondome.org
May 22: COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 warwickartscentre.co.uk
May 23: LONDON Barbican Centre 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
May 24: BASINGSTOKE The Anvil 01256 844244 anvilarts.org.uk
May 27: GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661 thesagegateshead.org
May 28: MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000 bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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4 comments for “News | Heavyweights team up for Sandy Denny tribute tour

  1. Cathie
    11 April 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Why no Scottish gigs??????????????????????????.  

  2. 21 May 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Fantastic gig at the Brighton Dome tonight  Thanks to all involved

  3. Brian
    25 May 2012 at 10:27 am

    Saw this tour in Basingstoke last night, absolutely fabulous, quite emotional in parts, not just for Sandy but for the beautiful music we grew up to. I wish they could capture this for a live album, I cannot recommend this tour high enough, if your lucky and have tickets, your in for an exceptional night.
    Brian K.

  4. morris baggot
    11 November 2012 at 8:13 pm

    saw the show on tv. very disappointed i loved sandy denny but the choice of guest singers and musicians with the exception of pp arnold , dave swarbrick ,thea gilmore and jerry donahue was uninspired to say the least.
    where were richard thompson, linda thompson, ian matthews ?
    maddy prior and sandy denny were at opposite ends of a spectrum and though she did her best her maddys interpretations were poor.
    why members of bellowhead . and the usual folk royal families?

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