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SANDYFEST at Byfield Village Hall nr DAVENTRY
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
7:30 PM
Byfield Village Hall
Daventry, United Kingdom
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SandyFest 2018 will be held at Byfield Village Hall near Daventry in Oxfordshire. This evening event will be held to commemorate 40 years since the passing of Sandy Denny, solo singer/songwriter, bon viveur and integral member of the groundbreaking English folk rock bands Fotheringay and Fairport Convention. Sandy lived in Byfield and the Village Hall is the venue that hosted her last public performance before her untimely death.

Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer".

After briefly working with the Strawbs, Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with them until 1969. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, before focusing on a solo career. Between 1971 and 1977, Denny released four solo albums: The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, Sandy, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, and Rendezvous. She also duetted with Robert Plant on "The Battle of Evermore" for Led Zeppelin's album Led Zeppelin IV in 1971.

Music publications Uncut and Mojo have called Denny Britain's finest female singer-songwriter. Her best known composition "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" has been recorded by many artistes. Along with Judy Collins' version the song has also been recorded by 10,000 Maniacs, Mary Black, Nana Mouskouri, Nanci Griffith, Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet, Deanna Kirk, Charlie Louvin, Nina Simone, Kate Wolf, Lumiere w/Sinéad O'Connor.