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Dave Pegg & Anthony John Clarke 2018

Dave Pegg & Anthony John Clarke

Saturday 10th November 2018

Lawns Hotel, Chellaston

We are deligted to welcome back two firm favourites and legends of the folk scene, performing their popular 'duo' show for the second time at Village Folk - a truly winning combination of talent, mirth and mayhem!  

Legendary multi-instrumentalist Dave 'Peggy' Pegg (Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull) will be joined again by one of the top singer-songwriters on the acoustic/folk scene, Anthony John Clarke. The evening will see the duo perform a variety of much loved songs and hits, with their own unique brand of humour and banter, 'seamlessly' blended into the proceedings!Anthony John Clarke was born on 18th October 1956, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a place where he spent much of his childhood, growing up during the 'Troubles' and conflicts of the late 1960's. He started songwriting at the age of nine, inspired by the music of the sixties and he later moved to Liverpool, living and performing as a singer-songwriter..."All I ever wanted to be was a writer of songs. From the minute I heard Barry Maguire singing the song “Eve of Destruction” and held the single “Like A Rolling Stone” by Dylan in my hand. From those beautiful Sunday evenings I would sit and watch Al Stewart, John Martyn, Claire Hamill and Christy Moore and a host of other greats grace the University Hall stage in Belfast, and from the time I spent my paper round money on a second hand Eko Ranger 6 at Smithfield Market, I was doomed."Audience quotes from some of Anthony John's gigs..."Put simply, he was fabulous...Faultless stage-craft combined with superb musicianship..He really was the ultimate troubadour raconteur, the stories complimenting the songs..Just brill!"- Lyceum Folk Club of Newport."Anthony John Clarke is up there for me with the likes of Al Stewart most certainly...a singer songwriter of such quality."- Richard Brennan, Stortfolk Folk Club."If you haven't been to one of his gigs yet, just take time to do so - it will have an effect, I promise you. I bought his double CD and songbook at the end of the evening - the best value I've had out of twenty quid in a very long time. Brilliantly crafted songs and great entertainment. Nice one AJ".- Vic Harrop, Bothy Folk

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