Little Johnny England perform in Farnsfield

The sound of folk rock came to rural Nottinghamshire on Saturday, when Little Johnny England came to this out of the way venue. It proved ideal for the band because, as singer P. J. Wright told his audience: “We can make as much noise as we want.”

The five-piece band, led by guitar, violin and button accordion, then gave over two hours of music, most of it self-penned, telling many true stories about the lives of exceptional but little-known East Midlanders.

For instance, the songs included Ginger Billy, the story of a farmer who found himself running a Lincolnshire prisoner of war camp during the second world war – and not needing armed guards to do it. This one was introduced by Gareth Turner, on melodeon, telling the audience they would be meeting Billy within a couple of days.

The songs were sincere and the music tuneful, with more than a hint of Iron Maiden in the mix. A great evening’s entertainment from the team at Farnsfield Acoustic.