From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 27 February 2012 12:19

Subject: NetRhythms - a Homage to Sandy Denny plus Album Reviews



Hello Everyone - Welcome back to NetRhythms

You'll want to know about this one and book your tickets:

The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny

An evening of classic songs by Sandy Denny featuring Maddy Prior, Thea Gilmore, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Benji Kirkpatrick, Green Gartside, PP Arnold, Thea Gilmore, Sam Carter, Blair Dunlop & more…

Music Beyond Mainstream write, "In the years since her tragic death in 1978, folk icon Sandy Denny is now widely regarded by musicians and critics alike as Britain’s finest female singer songwriter and one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced. Her signature song Who Knows Where The Time Goes has been recorded by a diverse range of artists including Cat Power, 10,000 Maniacs, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, and most famously Judy Collins. The song was voted "Favourite Folk Track of All Time" by listeners of BBC Radio 2 and is also played at the close of Jez Butterworth’s Award Winning play Jerusalem. The comprehensive re-issue of all Denny’s recordings in recent years, has seen her reputation continue to grow, at a time when more and more of today’s rising stars are acknowledging Sandy Denny’s contribution and significance as both a singer and songwriter: artists such as Laura Marling, Joanna Newsom, Florence Welch and the Unthanks.

This tour entitled ‘The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny’ will showcase her entire musical legacy for the first time, encompassing 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. In her short career, Sandy Denny wrote an astonishing range of songs including Fotheringay, The Sea, Late November, The Lady, It’ll Take A Long Time, Solo, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, Stranger to Himself and I’m A Dreamer – all of which will feature in this special homage. Sandy’s personal and reflective compositions are distinguished by their unexpected harmonies and elusive lyrics where people were often described in terms of the natural world. Her style mixes a contemporary sound while still carrying a traditional resonance, which coupled with her voice can still sweep the listener off their feet. Truly, as she wrote in one of her greatest songs, the lady had a silver tongue."

May 19: LIVERPOOL Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789

May 20: NOTTINGHAM Royal Centre 0115 989 5555

May 21: BRIGHTON Festival 01273 709709

May 22: COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524

May 23: LONDON Barbican Centre 020 7638 8891

May 24: BASINGSTOKE The Anvil 01256 844244

May 27: GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661

May 28: MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000

And here are The Latest Album Reviews - February 2012

Bap Kennedy - The Sailor's Revenge (Lonely Street Discs)
Gretchen Peters - Hello Cruel World (Scarlet Letter)
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (Rounder)
Gabriel Minnikin - Parakeets With Parasols (Own Label)
Various - 1961 British Hit Parade Part 1/Part 2 (Fantastic Voyage)
Mary Black - Stories From The Steeples (3ú)
Ani Di Franco - ¿Which Side Are You On? (Righteous Babe)
Jordan Reyne - Children Of A Factory Nation (Chezz Music)
The Gift Band - Live On Tour (Union Chapel November 2010) (Scarlet Records - DVD & CD)
Various Artists - One Night For Norma (Scarlet Records)
Mick Rhodes : 'Til I Am Dust (Hot Tramp Records)
Vonda Shepard - Solo (Panshot)
Emily Hurd - Long Lost Ghosts (Own Label)
Rebecca De Winter -...And Other Tales (Brother Sister)
Niall Kelly - Hand In Fire (Own Label)
Whitehorse - Whitehorse (Six Shooter)
Charlie Barker - Ghosts & Heroes (RootBeat)
Judy Collins - Bohemian (Wildflower)
Miles Nielsen - Presents The Rusted Hearts (Rotown)
Jim White - Where It Hits You (Loose)
Pharis & Jason Romero - A Passing Glimpse (Lula)
The V-Roys - Sooner Or Later (F.A.Y)
Mary Hampton - Folly (Teaspoon Records)
Bellowhead - Hedonism Live (DVD) (Proper Films/Navigator)
Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down (Nonesuch/Perro Verde)
Black/Scarr - North & South (Own Label)
Timothy J Simpson - You'd Be Alright In Florida (Concentration City)
Deadman - Take Up Your Mat And Walk (Blue Rose)
Mirel Wagner - Mirel Wagner (Bone Voyage)
Freebo - Something To Believe (Poppabo)
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar (Wichita)
Navaro - Home Is Where Your Heartlands (Leading Horses)
Scott McClatchy - A Dark Rage (Lib)
Jackie Oates - Saturnine (ECC Records)
Rapunzel & Sedayne - Songs From The Barley Temple (Folk Police Recordings)
Foghorn Trio - Sud De La Louisiane (Own Label)
Jeff Warner - Long Time Travelling (WildGoose Studios)
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston (Hands On Music)
Various Artists - Cecil Sharp Project 2011 (Shrewsbury Folk Festival)
The Woodbine & Ivy Band - The Woodbine & Ivy Band (Folk Police Recordings)
Cyril Tawney - In Port (Talking Elephant)
Madison Violet - The Good in Goodbye (True North)
Various Artists - Long Gone: Utah Remembers Bruce "Utah" Philips (Waterbug)
Dan Milner, David Coffin & Jeff Davis - Civil War Naval Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Cordelia's Dad - Double Live (Own Label)
Andrew Calhoun - Grapevine (Waterbug)
Christy Moore - Folk Tale (Sony)
Iarla Ó Lionáird - Foxlight (Real World)
James McCandless - One (St. Christopher)
Hugh Blumenfeld - Dad (Waterbug)
Tom Glazer - Treasury Of Civil War Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Noam Pikelny - Beat The devil And Carry A Rail (Compass)
Patsy Matheson - Stories Of Angels And Guitars (Tomorrow Records)
Various Artists - Transatlantic Sessions 2 (DVD) (Whirlie)
Bruce Roper - Accidental English (Waterbug)
Cam Penner - Gypsy Summer (Own Label)
Amelia White - Beautiful And Wild (Own Label)
Lincoln Durham - The Shovel vs The Howling Bones (Rayburn Publishing)
Brian McNeill - The Road Never Questions: The Best Of Brian McNeill Volume 1 (Greentrax)
Verité Alexandra with Michael Chapman and Alex Warnes - Blue Season (Rural Retreat)
Various Artists - The Future Of Our Past: Scotiish Music Art The RSAMD 2010 (Greentrax)
The Paul McKenna Band - Stem The Tide (Greentrax)


Finally, here's a little time waster you might enjoy.

Love to you all, Sue

Sue Cavendish