Caught riding a bicycle

 ....with no lights on after lighting up time......
Well, caught out again........What can we say? This all started when a couple of pages on our original Fairport Convention website, started to get a little bit out of hand......."I'll say they did".....Oh, hush!..anyway, those pages?.. You may well ask...... Two pages concerning the illustrious Ashley Hutchings, are the ones in question......So what to do, what to do? Well the only answer that appeared to make any sense at all, was to dedicate a small website to, and about, the aforementioned Mr Hutchings; just a few pages, you understand, to show the wide spread influence that A.H has had on the modern British Folk Revival.

Ashley Hutchings has done so much to preserve English folk music, dance, and traditions, and, by his work in schools, to get the next generation aware and interested in it. A founder member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and the Albion Band(s), he also created and researched the Morris On project, which is helping to make more people aware and proud of a great and wonderful English song and dance tradition.

The music of Ashley Hutchings is a coming together of many types of music with one thing in common. Folk, Rock, Music Hall, the popular songs of the day (we don't mean today, by the way) and the one thing in common, is, that they are all English. It's what the composer  Ralph Vaughan Williams did all his working life, and it's what Ashley Hutchings has been doing all his working life, showing us that there is  something called English Music

We hope that you'll enjoy what you see and hear, on these pages and through all the links, and will be encouraged to seek the music and albums that are mentioned herein.........and you can't say fairer than that.
Also......if you were wondering how to purchase any of Ashley's, or  The Albion Band's or Judy Dunlop's recordings, well wonder no more.It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the wonderful folk at Talking Elephant, who are running an online shop where you can purchase the aforesaid recordings, so go here and see for yourself.
Two brand new pages added (finally, we can hear some say!)
we now have a gigs page and a contact page, so keep an eye open for performances near you and please get in contact and let us know what's on your mind, and, of course to book Ashley and whichever of his many projects suits your needs.

Ashley Hutchings/Ashley Hutchings: A Guide

the original website that
started us down the road
our Myspace space with
biography, a jukebox plus
a whole lot more
where it all started
The greatest of them all
and still going strong.
44 Years Of Going Strong
the name says it all. join now and
make your voices count where and
when it matters. also see here
created on 9th June 2009.
furthering the work, counting
where it matters.
Shirley Collins and
it was this album that kicked
off the whole Albion Band experience
a celebration of the tree
and its off-spring
seasonally wonderous goings on
from Ashley and some of the usual
one of the many AH  projects
and the many companion websites
to this one
a  record of the end of an era
based on the Albion Country Band
a new address for this site, with in concert
footage of The Lark Rise Band