A real musical treat at Farnsfield

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The audience at Farnsfield Acoustic at the Village Hall was treated to an evening of rich and varied music on Saturday, from two of the biggest names on the folk rock scene - Peggy and PJ.

Dave Pegg and PJ Wright, under the name of Peggy and PJ, showed what amazing musical lives they have had, with a two and a half hour show of music from their back catalogue, on guitars and flat-backed mandolin.

Dave Pegg is the bass player with Fairport Convention, and they marked his long-time involvement with the band with such offerings as Bushes And Briars, Dirty Linen and The Swirling Pit. They also made a nod to the season with Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow, in celebration of his 16 years with Jethro Tull.

PJ Wright is the lead singer and guitarist with Little Johnny England, and Galileo’s Apology – marking the 300 years it took the Vatican to apologise for killing Galileo – took the greatest applause of the night.

Their sound was in places folky, and in places blues with a distinctly English twist, but they ended their show with a tribute to the Shadows, playing such standards as Runaway, Foot Tapper and The Frightened City on huge acoustic guitars. It was a real musical treat.

- Frank Chester