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Hedgehog Pie to reform

GUEST,Graham Bradshaw 15 Jun 10 - 09:47 AM
r.padgett 15 Jun 10 - 11:33 AM
r.padgett 16 Jun 10 - 03:21 AM
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Subject: Hedgehog Pie to reform
From: GUEST,Graham Bradshaw
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 09:47 AM

There has been quite a bit on here recently about the legendary HEDGEHOG PIE and their various albums.

Good news for all fans - they are reforming, initially for a one off at Warwick Festival.

Here is the Press Release:

Folk-rock legends Hedgehog Pie return to Warwick Folk Festival after nearly 30 years


Electric folk legends Hedgehog Pie are to make a reunion appearance at Warwick Folk Festival this summer.

The line-up of Mick Doonan, Jed Grimes and Dave Burland will be joined by Phil Murray on bass and percussionist Bryan Ledgard. This is the band's first appearance at this long-established Festival since 1981.

Formed in 1971, they rapidly established themselves as a major force in the British folk-rock scene, alongside such bands as Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span by contributing to the growing interest in folk music by a new generation of fans throughout the decade.

Based in the North East of England, the band went through numerous line-up changes and featured many prominent figures in the folk scene. They built up a big regional national following and their 1978 album, Just Act Normal topped the Melody Maker folk chart.

After a gap of almost thirty years, the band is making one of its first reunion public appearances at the 2010 Warwick Folk Festival, during the weekend of 23-25 July.

Says Festival organiser, Dick Dixon, 'This is a big coup for the Warwick Folk Festival. Many fans remember Hedgehog Pie with great affection and there will be a lot of nostalgic interest in their appearance. And with their full folk-rock line-up, they sound as good as ever!'

Details and festival tickets are available from the Festival Box Office, 01926 776438 or visit the Festival website on www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/.


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Subject: RE: Hedgehog Pie to reform
From: r.padgett
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 11:33 AM

Hello Graham!

This indeed excellent news and I personally look forward to seeing them at Warwick ff

Sorry to steal your thunder however a pre festival gig is on for July 3rd at Barnsley Conservative club (check out Barnsley folk club on facebook) contact for tickets is Dave Bottomley

Sadly I am at Cleckheaton ff (Sat) doing compere work

For the record:
Dave Burland came to Barnsley fc club last night [Mon](new venue at The Trades Club) and Mick Doonan is aregular at his daughter Rosie's open mic at New Inn, Walton, Wakefield every Wednesday!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Hedgehog Pie to reform
From: r.padgett
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 03:21 AM

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