IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EWAN MacCOLL
Individually, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews have sold out venues across the world. Now they have combined to create not only a supergroup but also a new show “In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl” And that show comes to St. Peter’s Church, Belper on Thursday 11 May. Between 1957 and 1964 the BBC broadcast eight shows under the heading Radio Ballads. The recordings were created by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger, In 2006, under the musical direction of John Tams, a new series of award winning programmes were created. Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews were willing contributors. “In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl” celebrates these groundbreaking radio shows. Bob Fox and Jez Lowe have commonalities. Both were born and raised in County Durham. Both are multi-instrumentalist / songwirters. Both play live constantly, attracting big audiences.
Bob Fox and Jez Lowe were driving forces behind the hugely successful ‘Pitmen Poets’.
Bob Fox took over the role of The Songman in ‘War Horse’ for three years, including the West End, South Africa, Ireland and cities in the UK.
The daughter of a Sheffield steel worker, Julie Matthews, at the age of nine, taught herself guitar.Shortly afterwards she taught herself piano. A true multi- instrumenatalist, Julie’s songwriting has
been recognised and recorded by many artists. Her live work has included extensive stints in the Albion Band, Daphne’s Flight and St. Agnes Fountain. As Matthews and While, Julie’s work with long
term collaborator, Chris While, is widely acknowledged.
Expect nothing but excellence (and a few surprises) from Fox, Lowe and Matthews.
Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews : In The Footsteps of Ewan MacColl.
Date : Thursday 11 May Performance 7:30pm
The Venue : St. Peter’s Church, Chesterfield Rd., Belper DE56 1FG
Ticket £21 from livetickets.org – Derby Live – St. Peter’s Church, Belper DE56 1FGThe
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Incidentally, Ewan MacColl wrote ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ & ‘Dirty Old Town’.
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