The Sandy Denny Project to perform in Carperby

Six-piece folk rock group The Sandy Denny Project will perform in Carperby on May 13.

Sally Barker, PJ Wright, Marion Fleetwood and drummer Mark Stevens have all appeared at a Carperby Concerts gif previously.

Bass player Mat Davies from folk-rock legends Little Johnny England and Gemma Shirley from TradArrr complete the band.

A homage to the life and works of one of Britain’s best loved Folk Singers, organisers say The Sandy Denny Project are dedicated to preserving and extending Sandy’s legacy.

Steve Sheldon, from Carperby Concerts said: “Their mission is to bring the work of Sandy Denny to the world; not slavishly reproduced but with respect and, in some cases, re-imagined.

“Sandy Denny is regarded as one of the most influential and best loved English folk rock singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.

“Her best known composition Who Knows Where the Time Goes? has been recorded by many, among them Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power.

“Her recorded work has been the subject of numerous reissues, along with a wealth of previously unreleased material which has appeared over the 40+ years since her tragic death in 1978.

“Come and hear the timeless works of one of Britain’s finest singer-songwriters performed by six musicians who approach Sandy’s work not as a tribute band, slavishly copying the records, but as a tribute in its best sense; an interpretation of wonderful music and songs.”

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Tickets and concert details can be obtained from 01969 663808 or e-mail

They cost £16 in advance £18 on the door.

Doors open at 7pm, the concert starts at 8pm. There is a licensed bar.

All concert profits to Yorkshire Air Ambulance