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When Fairport Convention were with us in May, we made a ‘gentle enquiry’ of Ric Sanders as to whether he would be willing to play a special concert for us in the event of the Old Ship Inn springing back into life. He expressed interest and we are very pleased indeed to say that, accompanied by guitarist Vo Fletcher, Ric will be playing for us in the run-up to Christmas to celebrate the return to the pub of ‘Warthogs on Wednesdays’.
Since 1985 Ric Sanders has been the fiddle player in Fairport Convention. Ric’s association with guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher goes back a very long way – they played together when still teenagers. Vo has played with artists as diverse as Rik Mayall and Nigel Kennedy (just to keep Ric on his toes!).
It was inevitable that these pals would play together, and over the last decade they’ve been involved in many projects, from recording Miles Davis classics live in Lincoln Cathedral to improvising an album with the inspirational Anjali Dance Company. Over the last couple of years though, they’ve taken a different direction, reconnecting with the music closest to their hearts. It’s music firmly rooted in the blues. They love playing it, and their recent performances have shown just how much people love hearing it – “a rockin’ good time was had by all!”