Steve Ashley is returning for a solo concert at the Bothy Folk Club this Sunday. His reputation for writing contemporary songs inspired by English traditional songs dates to 1974 with his debut album, Stroll On. Since then his songs have been recorded by many leading folk artists including Fairport Convention, Anne Briggs, Dave Pegg and PJ Wright, The Arizona Smoke Review, Martin and Jessica Simpson, Grace Notes, Phil Beer, Maggie Boyle and The Bushwackers. Fire And Wine has long been one of my favourites of his songs - I like the opening verse being sung acoustically, leading to a folk-rock peak.
As usual, the Bothy meets at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport PR9 0JS, beginning at 8.00 pm sharp. Thwaites real ale too.