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FIFTY GIGS IN A DAY 2020 RAISES OVER £90 FOR NORDOFF ROBBINS

The total raised was £98.20, made up of £5 donation, £30 raised by Biscuithead & the Badgers at their gig and the rest was raised via eBay from signed items/tickets kindly donated by Ed Byrne, Billy Lockett & Paul Carrack.

Not as much raised as in 2019, however the social media activity was higher this year, which was great to see as the aim of Fifty Gigs In A Day has always been to raise awareness of the Nordoff Robbins charity and music therapy in general. Any funds raised has always been a welcome bonus!

It was going to be the last Fifty Gigs this year, however it is always heartening to see the artists & bands helping spread the word. I will have a look to see if a series of gigs throughout the year plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins, coupled with the annual day of Fifty Gigs on February 8 could work better.

Any suggestions on how to improve and/or gain more exposure for the event are more than welcome. Please get in touch via the contact page.

Still to come…

Dandelion Charm have a gig supporting the Emerald Dawn in Brighton on March 23, full details can be found here

Also Milton Hide play the Stag Inn on February 16

2020 Roll of Honour –
BEANS ON TOAST
, BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS, THE BLUES BAND, ED BYRNE, PAUL CARRACK, DANDELION CHARM, THE DARKER MY HORIZON, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, JIMEOIN, RON KEEL, THE KING’S SINGERS, LETZ ZEP, BILLY LOCKETT, MILTON HIDE, THE MONOCHROME SET, NEVER THE BRIDE, NINEBARROW, TERRORVISION

A BIG thank you to all the artists for joining in this year.

Just Giving page

FIFTY GIGS IN A DAY THIS WEEKEND (8/9 FEBRUARY 2020)

The third (and final) 50 Gigs In A Day is this weekend with the aim being to raise awareness of the work done in music therapy by the Nordoff Robbins charity.

A BIG thank you to all the bands and artists taking part this year and if you can get along to support them at one of the shows.

ABOUT NORDOFF ROBBINS

  • Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness. Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people. https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/about-us/
  • Nordoff Robbins Registered Charity Number: 280960
  • What Donations Can Fund:
    £3-£10 could pay for a music instrument, giving a client with autism a way to express themselves beyond words
    £20 could pay for a vulnerable child to attend a group music therapy session
    £35 could pay for a one-to-one session of life transforming music therapy for someone with dementia
    £50 could help us bring comfort and joy to a child suffering from a brain injury during a one-to-one music therapy session
    £100 could pay for a music therapy group session at one of our dedicated centres
    £150 could pay for half a day of music therapy at a Children’s Centre
    £200 could pay for an entire month of one to one music therapy sessions at one of our centres
    £300 could pay for a full day of music therapy in a local school for pupils with special educational needs, or in a care home helping older people with dementia unlock memories and communicate with loved ones
    £500 could help subsidise 5 children whose families cannot afford to pay full fees to have a term of music therapy through their school

(All on February 8th unless stated)

BEANS ON TOAST appears at the Castle & Falcon in Birmingham

BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS appear at the Whitby Steampunk weekend

THE BLUES BAND play the Hartington, Fleet

ED BYRNE appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke

PAUL CARRACK will be playing at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre

DANDELION CHARM will be supporting The Emerald Dawn at The Green Door Store, Brighton on Monday March 23

THE DARKER MY HORIZON will be streaming a Facebook gig on the day

FAIRPORT CONVENTION appear at the Leeds City Varieties

JIMEOIN is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

RON KEEL sets sail on the Monsters of Rock Cruise

THE KING’S SINGERS perform at Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

LETZ ZEP play Rem, Mercia in Spain

BILLY LOCKETT plays at the Arts Club, Liverpool

MILTON HIDE  play on 16 February

THE MONOCHROME SET play Waterfront Studio, Norwich

NEVER THE BRIDE play the Green Note, London

NINEBARROW play the Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield

TERRORVISION play a sold out gig at The Warehouse, Leeds

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

You can see previous year’s tweets and Facebook posts here –

https://50gigsinaday.home.blog/fifty-gigs-in-a-day-roll-of-honour/

News – Fairport Convention added to Fifty Gigs In A Day

Delighted to have folk rock legends FAIRPORT CONVENTION joining in again. They appear at the Leeds City Varieties on February 8 as part of their winter tour.

29 Jan TewkesburyThe Roses Theatre

30 Jan Brecon That Brycheiniog

31 Jan Southport The Atkinson

01 Feb Settle Victoria Hall

02 Feb Gateshead Sage

04 Feb Petreborough Key Theatre

05 Feb Newcastle under Lyme New Vic Theatre

06 Feb Lincoln The Drill Hall

07 Feb Bridlington Spa Centre

08 Feb Leeds City Varieties

09 Feb Manchester RNCM

11 Feb Milton Keynes The Stables

12 Feb Farnham The Maltings

13 Feb Exeter Corn Exchange

14 Feb Bath Forum

16 Feb Bromsgrove Artrix

18/19 Feb Canterbury Gulbenkian

20 Feb Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

21 Feb London Union Chapel

22 Feb Saffron Walden Saffron Hall

23 Feb Winchester Theatre Royal

Fairport Convention Newsletetr May 2019

Hello Fairporters,

Generally, it’s been a quiet time for Fairport. However, Chris has been on the road with Feast of Fiddles, Ric has recorded a new album with his trio, and Simon has been walking the Cumbrian mountains in the rain.

It hasn’t rained much here in north Oxfordshire however. In fact, as we write, it’s a lovely spring day outside. Appropriately so, for it is under a week before we head out on our annual Spring Tour which kicks off next Tuesday 7 May in Leamington Spa.

As many of you know our semi-acoustic Spring Tour gives us a chance to try out new arrangements of favourites from our repertoire as well as road-testing some new songs for our forthcoming album. Compared to the Winter Tour gigs, these shows tend to be in smaller venues and have a more intimate feel.

We have thirty shows planned throughout the British Isles. This year we’re crossing the Irish Sea to play in Dublin, Limerick, Armagh, Cork, Kilkenny and Belfast. For these shows across the water we will be accompanied by The 4 of Us who many of you will remember from their appearances as our Winter Tour guests.

We’re really looking forward to this run of gigs and it will be great to see you all.

Have a look on our gigs page for full dates and details.

Cropredy update

Cropredy Festival

Spring is certainly in the air around Cropredy. The meadow grass is growing lusher by the day, the trees are vivid with new foliage and the River Cherwell is glinting and sparkling in the sun as it meanders along the boundary of the festival site. It all adds up to the perfect venue to celebrate our festival’s fortieth anniversary on Thursday 8, Friday 9, and Saturday 10 August 2019.

As we’ve said, we have a great line-up this year. By way of reminder, the headliners are The Waterboys (Thursday), Frank Turner (Friday) and us on Saturday. The barnstorming Gogol Bordello join us on Thursday with Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman playing the Friday.

Cropredy Festival

A reminder too that May is the last month to get your Cropredy tickets at the early-bird prices. From 1 June all tickets go up by £5 so buy now and save a fiver per ticket to spend at the bar!

As we always say, please don’t leave buying tickets until the last minute – we’d hate any of you to miss out!

Buy your tickets here

Finally…

We look forward to welcoming you to our Spring Tour concerts and, later in the summer, to Cropredy.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raises over £300 for Nordoff Robbins

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raised over £300 for the Nordoff Robbins charity, as well as raising awareness of the work they do in music therapy.

The money raised was as follows –

£177 = Dandelion Charm played a free gig at the Brunswick, Hove supported by Milton Hide

£66 = my Facebook birthday post

£23 = eBay auctions (Ninebarrow CDs)

£37 = JustGiving from generous FM & Thunder fans

Thank you to the following for taking part and helping spread the word on the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity –

ADRIAN BELEW, PAUL CARRACK, JARROD DICKENSON, BARBARA DICKSON, DODGY , FAIRPORT CONVENTION, FM, FROST*, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS, STEVE HACKETT, ROBB JOHNSON, KAISER CHIEFS, KING KING, LETZ ZEP, LOST VOICE GUY, NINEBARROW, THE SMYTHSSTONE BROKEN, THOSE DAMN CROWS, THUNDER , YES, THE YOUNG ‘UNS

Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead and Andrew W.K. joined in even though they are not currently touring.

Plus there is still one event to go as author Mark Stay is kindly donating one pound for every copy signed or sold of his new book ‘The End of Magic’, at the official book launch on Friday 15 February at Harbour Books in Whitstable, Kent.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/news/imogens-story

FIFTY GIGS IN A DAY 2019 IS THIS FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday (although there have been gigs already from Space Elevator & Hanson Asiedu). Those with gigs this Friday are –


ADRIAN BELEW,
 PAUL CARRACKJARROD DICKENSONBARBARA DICKSONDODGY FAIRPORT CONVENTIONFMFROST*FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

STEVE HACKETTKAISER CHIEFSKING KINGLETZ ZEPLOST VOICE GUYTHE SMYTHSSTONE BROKENTHOSE DAMN CROWSTHUNDER 

YESTHE YOUNG ‘UNS

Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead and Andrew W.K. will be joining in even though they are not currently touring.

All will be mentioning the work of Nordoff Robbins via their social media on Feb 8th

In addition there are some gigs taking place specifically plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins on stage and/or raising funds for them –

Folk night at the Railway Inn, Portslade tomorrow night (7 Feb) – thanks to Robb Johnson

Dandelion Charm are playing a gig at the Brunswick, Hove on Feb 8th. It is free entry and any donations on the night will go to Nordoff Robbins.

Folk duo Ninebarrow play North Ferriby Village Hall

Author Mark Stay has a signing event for his new book ‘The End of Magic’ and he will donate £1 for each copy sold and/or signed on the night (15 Feb)

Latest updates can be found here –

https://50gigsinaday.home.blog/

PS

Just Giving page is below if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiftygigsinaday2019

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday 8 February

50-gigs-in-a-day

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday (although there have been gigs already from Space Elevator & Hanson Asiedu). Those with gigs this Friday are –


ADRIAN BELEW,
 PAUL CARRACKJARROD DICKENSONBARBARA DICKSONDODGY FAIRPORT CONVENTIONFMFROST*FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

STEVE HACKETTKAISER CHIEFSKING KINGLETZ ZEPLOST VOICE GUYTHE SMYTHSSTONE BROKENTHOSE DAMN CROWSTHUNDER 

YESTHE YOUNG ‘UNS

Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead, Tax the Heat and Andrew W.K. will be joining in even though they are not currently touring.

All will be mentioning the work of Nordoff Robbins via their social media on Feb 8th

In addition there are some gigs taking place specifically plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins on stage and/or raising funds for them –

Folk night at the Railway Inn, Portslade tomorrow night (7 Feb) – thanks to Robb Johnson

Dandelion Charm are playing a gig at the Brunswick, Hove on Feb 8th. It is free entry and any donations on the night will go to Nordoff Robbins.

Folk duo Ninebarrow play North Ferriby Village Hall

Author Mark Stay has a signing event for his new book ‘The End of Magic’ and he will donate £1 for each copy sold and/or signed on the night (15 Feb)

Latest updates can be found here –

https://50gigsinaday.home.blog/

PS

Just Giving page is below if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiftygigsinaday2019

Full Cropredy line-up announced

Hello Fairporters,

Firstly, a slightly belated ‘Happy New Year’ to you all!

In our last newsletter, we listed the first performers we’d booked for Cropredy 2019 and now we can reveal the news you’ve all been waiting for. Here are the acts that complete the line-up – and what a line-up it is!

Frank Turner and The Sleep SoulsFrank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Headlining our Friday night, we are delighted to welcome for the first time to Cropredy one of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade – Frank Turner – with his band The Sleeping Souls. Frank’s latest album, the extraordinary ‘Be More Kind’, has taken this punk/folk-rocker to a new level. From the driven punk of ‘1933’ to the beautifully haunting title track, this is an exceptional piece of work. One of the finest live acts out there, we’ve been trying to lure Frank to Cropredy for quite a few years now – and finally, he’s here!

 

Gogol BordelloGogol Bordello
Celebrating their 20th year together, we welcome, also for the first time to Cropredy, the incredible Gogol Bordello. Combining acts of music, theatre, chaos and sorcery, to say that Gogol Bordello is a fabulous festival act would be the grossest of understatements. In their own words “Gogol Bordello’s task is to provoke audiences out of a post-modern aesthetic swamp and onto a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy”. This is going to be VERY special!

 

The Four of UsThe Four of Us
Brothers Declan and Brendan Murphy from Newry in Northern Ireland are currently wowing audiences as our special guests on the FC Wintour and will be opening proceedings on Friday at noon.

 

Wilson & WakemanWilson & Wakeman
Damian Wilson is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate albums including 5 solo releases. He also played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on their UK national tour. Adam Wakeman is best known as the keyboard player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. He has released 9 albums with ‘the old man’ plus 4 solo albums. The new Wilson & Wakeman session album ‘Stripped’ is released this month!

 

TorsTors
As the name suggests, Tors hail from the county of Devon. Following sagely advice from their Granddad, legendary guitarist Bert Weedon, Matt and Theo decided to form a band and become pop stars. Tors present a mix of beautifully crafted songs with exquisite harmonies.

You can check out the Full line-up here…

Cropredy Tickets

As always, we offer three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets, two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets and Saturday-only tickets. And as always, our advice is to book early.

All tickets and camping passes are on sale now. You can pay online, by phone or by post. Please visit our website for more information.

Pre-Cropredy Warm-up Shows

We’re holding this year’s warm-ups on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August at Banbury Trades and Labour Club. Many of you will know this friendly venue from previous warm-up gigs.

The concerts will offer a sneak preview of who will be guesting with us on stage at Cropredy on the Saturday. These two evening concerts always sell out so our advice is book early. You can buy your warm-up tickets here…

Fairport’s Wintour 2019

Our Winter Tour (Wintour) kicked off with a sold out show at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury a few days ago. The tour covers a lot of ground so there’s probably a venue within reach of you.

As mentioned previously, this year’s Wintour gigs will feature an opening performance by our special guests The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers, instrumentalists and song-writers.

We’d love to welcome you to one of the gigs so check out all the dates and venues on our website…

Finally

We always enjoy meeting you so come and say ‘hi’ on the Winter Tour this month and then on the field at Cropredy in August.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

FAIRPORT CONVENTION’s winter UK tour starts tonight

Fairport Convention kindly supported last year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day and they are doping so again this year. They start their 23 date winter tour tonight with a sold out show in Twekesbury.
fc
30 Jan 2019
Tewkesbury
Roses Theatre SOLD OUT!!
01684 295074
31 Jan 2019
Crewe
Lyceum Theatre
01270 368 242
01 Feb 2019
Southport
The Atkinson LAST FEW SEATS!
01704 533333
02 Feb 2019
Manchester
RNCM Concert Hall
0161 907 5555
03 Feb 2019
Lincoln
Drill Hall LAST FEW SEATS!
01522 873894
05 Feb 2019
Peterborough
Key Theatre
01733 207239
06 Feb 2019
Doncaster
Cast
01302 303 959
07 Feb 2019
Stockton-On-Tees
ARC
01642 525199
08 Feb 2019
Gateshead
Sage Gateshead SELLING FAST!
0191 443 4661
09 Feb 2019
Leeds
City Varieties Music Hall
0113 243 0808
10 Feb 2019
Loughborough
Town Hall
01509 231914
12 Feb 2019
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex LAST FEW SEATS!
01284 758000
13 Feb 2019
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
14 Feb 2019
Basingstoke (with Saving Grace)
The Anvil
01256 844244
15 Feb 2019
Exeter
The Corn Exchange
01392 665866
16 Feb 2019
Bath (with Saving Grace)
The Forum
0844 888 9991
17 Feb 2019
Bromsgrove
Artrix
01527 577330
19 Feb 2019
Canterbury
The Gulbenkian LAST FEW SEATS!
01227 769075
20 Feb 2019
Canterbury
The Gulbenkian LAST FEW SEATS!
01227 769075
21 Feb 2019
Worthing
Connaught Theatre SELLING FAST!
01903 206206
22 Feb 2019
St Albans (with Saving Grace)
The Arena SELLING FAST!
01727 844488
23 Feb 2019
London
Union Chapel
020 7734 8932
24 Feb 2019
Banbury
Trades and Labour Club

WIN a copy of Sandy Denny’s ‘Rendezvous’ deluxe re-issue on CD

Simply answer the following question to win a copy of the recently released double deluxe edition of the ‘Rendezvous’ CD from Sandy Denny:

Which band was Sandy Denny a member of twice?

A Fairport Convention

B Steeleye Span

C Renaissance

Simply email your answer to papa_bear70@hotmail.com

Closing date 31st July, entries welcome worldwide and good luck!