Andy was brought up on music – from folk and jazz to baroque string quartets, and this is reflected in his broad range of styles. He has written songs and tunes that borrow from the traditions of England, Scotland, the Appalachians and the American South. His key influences include Richard Thompson, Isaac Guillory, and the great wordsmiths like Paul Simon and Al Stewart.
We're happy to announce that Andy Gibson will playing at The Festival of the Artisan on Thursday 21st June.
Festival People, Peter Harvey
Peter is Festival Director. The main skills required for the job are the ability to keep lots of plates spinning at the same time, adding new ones each week, and not completely losing it before the Festival finally comes to town. That, and trying to bring to order to the other four members of the organising committee, a task that he likens to herding recalcitrant cats. Peter says: “There is a real buzz to organising the Festival, particularly now that the final arrangements are falling into place. I’ve lived in Ashbourne for nearly thirty years and am really enjoying being involved in putting on the first Festival of the Artisan in my home town.”
artisan /ˈɑːtɪzan,ɑːtɪˈzan/ adjective
made in a traditional way by someone who is skilled with their hands
St Oswald's Church and Grounds Ashbourne, DE6 1AN