For the fifth time in succession, the John Martyn Summer Gathering is to be held in Yorkshire. This is a non-profit event that stretches out over the entire weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June. Various performing artists have been contracted but one can also expect guitar enthousiasts having workshops (so you can finally work out those tunings). Several people visiting actually knew John so it will prove to be both interesting and amusing. The venue in Hackforth Village is not very big so places are limited and so is the budget. All work is put in voluntarily. So if you have no plans for the weekend or you happen to be in the neighbourhood, this is your chance to meet some cool people. There are folks coming in from the USA, Canada, Switzerland, France and Australia this year.
Names on the poster are Rory Butler, Katie Spencer and Foster Paterson (yes, the one). Also Nick Ellis, Jon Evans Coley, Seafoam Green, Grace & Danger, The Gnomes.
Seafoam Green and Nick Ellis appear on the Friday night.
Rory Butler, The Gomes and Jon Evans Coley are scheduled for Saturday.
Sundays guest opening slot will be Grace and Danger, featuring Johns nephews... Katie Spencer and special guest Foss Paterson, will be closing the gathering on Sunday evening.
Ticket price is £30 for the weekend; day tickets are £15.
Tickets can be purchased via Martin Byrne. Payable through bank transfer but the man also has PayPal.
And of course at the venue during the weekend itself. More information can be obtained on Facebook at the John Martyn Group.