This poster reminded me of the fun people used to have at the John Martyn gatherings in the North. After one year of isolation and cancellations, it really feels like we are missing something here. My wife and I have excellent memories of the Januari meetings in the Clutha and we were planning to come to Yorkshire in June. But all that went under in the corona waves and subsequent lockdowns.
This poster was made for the very first edition of the French Elixir festival (Irvillac, Bretagne). John played on the second day, 15 July 1979, amidst a stellar cast from the folk stable; Richard and Linda Thompson, Dan Ar Bras, Clannad, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Battlefield Band, Boys Of The Lough to name a few. The line-up for Sunday was: