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Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol were founder members of Fairport Convention (in fact Simon's never left), a band now cantering into its 48th year in support of its cracking new Myths & Heroes album.
The pair were both part of the '68 line-up (pictured above) that recruited Sandy Denny and made the three immortal records that sealed their reputation. Her life and sublime recordings are celebrated in a fascinating new biography by Mick Houghton called I've Always Kept A Unicorn (pictured below).
So this next Word In Your Ear is a pioneering five-way special: Ashley, Simon and Mick - with David Hepworth and Mark Ellen. There'll be arcane tales, fond memories, nice beer - and, if you bring them, meat pies. We'll pretend we're sitting round a bonfire.
It's at the appropriately folk-sounding Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell. Get in - and book early.
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Word In Your Ear
Word In Your Ear evenings are put together by Word Magazine veterans David Hepworth and Alex Gold, and seek to provide something over and above the usual night of live music in a pub.