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Former Fairporter, Maartin Allcock, will be taking part in the 10th Annual Peter Cowap Music Festival, a musical celebration of Middleton's legendary guitarist.
Playing along with him will be 10cc drummer Paul Burgess, keyboard player Stephen Owen, and budding young Manchester bassist Mike Power.
This will be Maart’s first appearance in Middleton since appearing at the Civic Hall with Fairport Convention in 1997. More...
Fairport are in the studio this week to begin work on their forthcoming new album.
And here's a picture of producer/engineer John Gale staring at a screen. There's a lot of that goes on....
So, what do musicians do when they have a few hours to kill in Brighton?
Well Peggy, Chris and Simon headed straight to 39 St James's St and The Acoustic Music Company guitar and mandolin shop for some acoustic treats.
Chris is pictured here playing a Tom Ellis F5 mandolin. Simon is pointing at it and Peggy is trying to hide one in his sling...... More...
"As those of you who have attended the tour will know I am not playing bass with the band.
This is due to having cut a tendon in my left hand whilst (wait for it..) emptying the dishwasher!. I am told not to try playing till the end of February.
Luckily my son Matt has stepped in and is doing a fantastic job 'depping' for me. I am still able to get on stage and chip in with a few backing vocals and am on the merch stall helping Martin Driver with sales. It's better than sitting at home and gives me the chance to meet up and chat and tell you about our forthcoming festival. More...