Events Calendar

check out Ashley's upcoming gigs & events

September 2018

  • 1st

    All Wight Now

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Isle of Wight Festivals of 1968, 1969 and 1970 - the music, the memories and the legacy. Ashley played with Fairport Convention at the first festival and is Guest of Honour at this very special event. He will perform in a words, music and memories set on Saturday night, with Ruth Angell and Becky Mills. The venue is The Cow at Tapnell Farm, a stunning rural location in the West Wight.
    link icon AllWightNow.com - Further Info and Tickets

  • 20th

    The Atkinson Studio, Southport

    The Beginnings of Fairport Convention, with Ashley and Becky Mills. link iconTheAtkinson.co.uk phone icon01704 533333

  • 21th

    Otley Folk Festival, Otley Yorkshire

    The Beginnings of Fairport Convention - an entertaining words and music show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Britain's biggest and most loved folk-rock band.

    Beginnings of Fairport Convention Written and presented by Ashley Hutchings and friends. A great success at the last Cropredy festival.

November 2018

  • 1st

    Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

    The Beginnings of Fairport Convention, with Ashley and friends.
    Tickets available through the venue's website:

    link iconCecilSharpHouse.org 02074852206

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December 2018

  • 1st

    St James’ Church, Welland, Worcestershire

    The Beginnings of Fairport Convention, with Ashley and Becky Mills. A Shindig promotion, through Live & Local.
    01684 310522

The Albion Christmas Band Annual Tour
  • 9th

    Gulbenkian Theatre,

    Canterbury

  • 10th

    Key Theatre,

    Peterborough

  • 11th

    Middlesborough

    Town Hall

  • 12th

    Stephen Joseph Theatre,

    Scarborough

  • 13th

    The Ropewalk,

    Barton-upon-Humber

  • 14th

    Victoria Hall,

    Settle

  • 17th

    Little Theatre,

    Sheringham

  • 18th

    New Vic Theatre,

    Newcastle-under-Lyme

  • 19th

    Stables Theatre,

    Milton Keynes

  • 20th

    Apex,

    Bury St Edmunds

  • 21st

    Kings Place,

    London

  • 22nd

    The Mill,

    Banbury

  • 23rd

    Hitchin Folk Club,

    Hitchin

"If 45 years ago someone had predicted that a rock bass player would almost single-handedly transform the image of Morris dance in this country and provide so many of the sparks that have led to a tectonic shift in the way England looks at its own musical traditions, they would have been called crazy. Call me crazy, but having known Ashley for 47 years, having been the beneficiary of his acute ears in tipping me to the music of Nick Drake, as well as having enjoyed many collaborations with him over the years, I have to say that nothing he accomplishes surprises me"


~ Joe Boyd.

record producer & writer.