A Life in Celebration
Saturday 28 November, 2 - 11pm
Martin Carthy and friends: Doors 2pm – 5pm
Evening concert: Doors 7pm – 11pm
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is honored to host a day of events celebrating the life of Davy Graham, ‘probably England's greatest guitarist’
Davy Graham: A Life in Celebration brings together such luminaries of the folk and blues world as Martin Carthy, Ralph McTell, Wizz Jones and Sam Carter, with many more very special guests to be confirmed.
Davy Graham (1940 – 2008), through a unique and eclectic mixture of folk, blues, jazz, Middle Eastern sounds, and Indian ragas, was one of the most influential figures in the 1960s folk music revival in Britain. Probably best-known for his acoustic instrumental ‘Anji’, Graham inspired many practitioners (and imitators) of the finger style acoustic guitar. Indeed, his influence on musicians such as Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Ray Davies (The Kinks), Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and Graham Coxon (Blur), to name but a few, highlight the huge debt the British music scene owes to his music.