Blair Dunlop

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  • Folk, country and blues
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Actor and folk musician Dunlop is the son of Fairport Convention legend Ashley Hutchings, and took over fronting the latter's The Albion Band in 2011. Bizarrely, he was also cast as the young Willy Wonka (sharing the role with Johnny Depp) in Tim Burton's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' film. All that and a blooming solo career, too – he just won the Horizon Award at the BBC Folk Awards. Expect unlikely topics (including Mormon belief in angels and the Shakespeare authorship debate) alongside traditionals such as 'Black is the Colour', with skilled guitar and a young, clear, Jim Moray-ish vocal.

Event website: http://blairdunlop.com
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