Top acts join folk night

Pictured are Janet Arrand ( Treasurer - Eydon Village Hall ) & Alison Cutler ( Organiser - Eydon Folk Night )
Pictured are Janet Arrand ( Treasurer - Eydon Village Hall ) & Alison Cutler ( Organiser - Eydon Folk Night )

Two legendary musicians will be performing as part of a fundraising folk night coming to Eydon Village Hall this month.

Dave Pegg, musician from legendary folk act Fairport Convention, will be teaming up with Irish comedian and songsmith, Anthony John Clarke.

They will be kicking off a mini-tour when they visit the village on Saturday, October 26.

Dave joined Fairport Convention in 1969 and he has also co-organised Fairport’s Cropredy Festival since the early 1980s. From small beginnings, it has grown into a major event that attracts 20,000 fans each August.

As well as recording and touring with Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, Dave is much in demand as a session player and has contributed bass to innumerable recordings. He is also an accomplished mandolin player.

Belfast-born Anthony John is recognised as one of the top songwriters on the acoustic/ folk scene, boasting 12 albums and three singles, including the beautiful Seven in Ireland and Irish Eyes. Anthony John enjoys an enormous following in UK, Europe, Australasia and USA.

Money raised from the event will go towards the village hall as the two friends draw from a wealth of hits and much loved songs for an evening of music and laughs,

Also appearing on the same night will be the Fifteen String Trio to entertain with imaginative and contemporary folk music which is influenced by English, Celtic and Eastern European cultures.

Tickets for the night cost £12.50 and people are advised to book them quickly.

They can be bought by calling Craig or Alison Cutler on 01327 260015 or, alternatively, email They can also be bought from the bar at The Royal Oak in the village or by visiting

n The Daventry Express has teamed up with the organisers of the event to give away a pair of tickets for the folk night.

To enter, send your name, address and contact details to: Folk Night Competition, Daventry Express, 63 High Street, Daventry, NN11 4BQ to arrive by midday on Wednesday.