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Barbara Dickson

Barbara Dickson Headlines Swanfest

Multi-million selling recording artiste Barbara Dickson, OBE, comes to play at the small Oxfordshire village of Ascott–under-Wychwood on Saturday 25 July
Barbara’s folk roots, her latest exploration of the songs of Gerry Rafferty, and some of her classic hit records

Swanfest 2015, Folk, Ale & Cider Festival will be held in the garden of The Swan Inn, Ascott-Under-Wychwood

Barbara Dickson will be accompanied by her keyboard player Nick Holland who lives in Middle Barton.

In this special acoustic performance Barbara with her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, her latest exploration of the songs of Gerry Rafferty, and some of her classic hit records.

Nick joined Barbara’s touring band in the mid 2000’s after working with Troy Donockley in the Maddy Prior Band and recording with Maddy on a couple of her seminal albums which Barbara knew and admired. He also sang on her Full Circle album, the first to feature the style of music she now performs.

Barbara and Nick recently started working as a ‘duo’ where she plays guitar and piano, and Nick, keyboards – adding harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. They have performed this way in numerous venues including cathedrals, festivals and theatres and developed an intimate rapport with each other and the audience. They say that it’s a different experience to working with the bigger band, but just as enjoyable and gives the music ‘breathing space’.

Barbara will be headlining the line-up which features 6 local performers as follows:

Chalice 2:00-2:45pm | 'Mad Larry' Band 3:00-3;45pm | Linda Watkins Band 4:00-4:45pm | Blondes with Beards 5:00-5:45pm | Pete Joshua 6:00-6:30pm | The Skeptics 6:45-7:15pm | Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland 8:00-9:15pm

The doors open and food will be served from 1:00pm. The live music starts at 2:00pm.

Tickets for all day £22.50 available now from:

The Swan Inn - 01993 832332 | Wychwood Folk Club - 01993 831427 / 07870563299 | WeGotTickets.com | Rapture Witney - Unit 12, Woolgate Centre, Witney, Oxon - 01993 700567

Tickets are limited and selling fast, so get them while you can.


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