Ashley Hutchings Illustrated 2
the Ashley Hutchings Years
our guide to one of Ashley's current projects, of which there are many.
Caught Riding A Bicycle.....
With No Lights....more inside
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, 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.
Music from other folks and folks you've met before.
Cecil Sharp, Ashley Hutchings, and
all the usual suspects
The life and music of
a big box set of delights
where it all started
The greatest of them all
and still going strong.
40 Years Of Going Strong
Sandy Denny, her words,
her music, plus a piece
of film footage of Sandy
performing on BBC television . She and Ashley departed Fairport at about the same time
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