LIVE MUSIC: Plainsong

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donderdag 13 oktober 2016 @ 20:00 – 23:00
Filmhuis Oosterbeek
Weverstraat 85
6862 DL Oosterbeek
€ 15,-
Steve Miller / Filmhuis Oosterbeek

Muziek van een Amerikaanse protestzanger tot leven gewekt in het Filmhuis.

Hij was een Amerikaanse folkzanger, schrijver en dichter: Richard Fariña. Net als Bob Dylan werd hij beschouwd als een van de beste protestzangers van de vroeger jaren zestig. Een motorongeluk maakte al in 1966 een einde aan zijn leven. Fariña was toen pas 29 jaar oud.

De muziek van Fariña wordt op 13 oktober in Filmhuis Oosterbeek tot leven gewekt door de drie gitaristen Iian Matthews (speelde vroeger in Fairport Convention), Andy Roberts (gitarist van Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ tour) en Mark Griffiths die jarenlang speelde met Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Onder de bandnaam Plainsong spelen zij het repertoire van Richard Fariña, maar ook klassiekers uit de catalogus van Plainsong zelf.

Het concert begint om 20.00 uur, de zaal is open op 19.30 uur. Tickets kosten € 15,00 en kunnen alleen contant aan de zaal worden gekocht.

Reserveren via de website is niet mogelijk. Telefonisch reserveren kan wel. Bel daarvoor met 06-53371102.

Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, U.K. #1 hit ‘Woodstock’, U.S. top-twenty hit ‘Shake It’) Andy Roberts (The Liverpool Scene, ‘Nina & The Dream Tree’, GRIMMS, European touring guitar player for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’) and Mark Griffiths ( Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Al Stewart and Everly Brothers bassist ) are making a long overdue European appearance under the Plainsong banner supporting their new album titled “Reinventing Richard” The Songs Of Richard Fariña.  Released in the UK on Fledgling Records.

They will pay homage to Richard by playing a collection of his songs as well as a variety of songs from Plainsong’s catalogue, including their 1972 classic album “In Search of Amelia Earhart”. This will be a rare opportunity for fans of West Coast and British folk rock music as well as Richard and Mimi Fariña.


Some Plainsong Endorsements from UK visitors
Last night I went to see Plainsong at The Half Moon in Putney. Their performance was great. Having produced their first album back in 1972 I had no idea what to expect and was thrilled by the quality of the show. The vocals and guitar playing was as crisp and strong as back in the day and with the addition of Mark Griffiths on electric guitar this really
made the line-up very special indeed. The choice of material was superb and you can see why people back in the day referred to them as the UK¹s CSNY
Sandy Roberton
Worlds End Management
Iain Matthews, Andy Roberts & Mark Griffiths, gave a beautifully understated, class performance, at the Half Moon, in Putney, the other night. Iain’s soaring melodies and harmonies contrasting Andy’s earthy, humorous renderings, performing an excellent choice of songs, covering a whole range of emotions from pathos to pee your pants humour!  All this and I haven’t even mentioned Mark’s wonderfully understated electric guitar playing, so tasteful!  Blended to perfection by an ace sound engineer. Don’t miss these guys, they really are a ‘breath of fresh air’.
Mike Berry
Recording artist
The Whitstable Sessions is a music club in the UK, Canterbury region, specialising in music which loosely has its roots in folk, blues and country. Acts to play here in the last few years include, Eliza Gilkyson, Maria Muldaur, Sam Lee, John Renbourn, The Oyster Band, Mary Coughlan and Geoff Muldaur. Iain Matthews has played three times [at the Whitstable Sessions] over the last five years and each time he has filled the house. He always receives a very special welcome. Most recently the re formed Plainsong with Andy Roberts and Mark Griffiths singing the songs of Richard Farina was a special delight. The crowd loved it and so did I.
Johnny Fewings
The Whitstable sessions.

Iain Matthews has a confirmed place in the annals of great turn-of-the-’70s acoustic music. Plainsong, his intermittently renewed 1972 partnership with Andy Roberts, himself with a background in under-appreciated but influential bands, have had great albums. Live, they come over with the gravitas you’d hope for from seasoned craftsmen, relating the context and the anecdotes you’d hope for from people who were there with their wits about them, and with the sheer class of musicians still at the top of their game. It’s a show that in a parallel universe would sit perfectly happily on the stage of a major international concert hall, and yet with the right deal you could have it in your local folk club. It was a pleasure to spend time in their company.
Steve Henwood
The Bell. Bath.

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