A double dose of AJ and Peggy for folk fans

Anthony John Clarke teams up with Dave Pegg at Banbury Folk Club on November 3rd and 4th. Photo by Kevin Smith.
Anthony John Clarke teams up with Dave Pegg at Banbury Folk Club on November 3rd and 4th. Photo by Kevin Smith.

Popular singer songwriter Anthony John Clarke has teamed up with local hero Dave Pegg for a special appearance at Banbury Folk Club in early November.

Anthony John will be joined by the Fairport Convention bass player for two nights at the Banbury Cross Pub on Butchers Row - and it’s expected to draw quite a crowd.

Birmingham born Dave Pegg (known as Peggy to his fans) launched a career in music when he got involved with the city’s vibrant rock scene in the 1960s.

After a brief spell playing the guitar, he switched to bass and joined Birmingham band The Uglys before moving on to play with the Ian Campbell Folk Group.

From there, Peggy met Dave Swarbrick who introduced him to the Fairport Convention crew - and the rest is history.

He now lives in Banbury and still tours the country and performs at festivals with Fairport Convention.

Anthony John was a headline guest at last year’s Banbury Folk Festival and promises to take the audience on an emotional journey with his music.

Born in Ireland, AJ has previously played solo, in a pair and in several bands, delivering his quality lyrics that truly resonate with the listening crowds.

Together, the two musicians are a winning combination who guarantee to provide an evening of outstanding music and humour.

AJ and Peggy will be supported on the night by Sheena McCormack and Kim Hobday, who were a popular act in the early days of the club and well known at The Bell pub in Adderbury.

They are renowned for performing a combination of contemporary and traditional songs with some unique harmonies.

The gigs will take place on Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4 starting at 8pm.

Admission costs £10 per person and booking in advance is recommended as demand for tickets is expected to be high. Call 01295 709881 and leave a message to reserve your place.

For more details of the club’s upcoming events, visit the website: www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk