Dave Pegg

Home of the official autobiography - Off The Pegg

Dave Pegg

Home of the official autobiography - Off The Pegg

Maart's book - can you help?

Maart's wife Jan writes:

"Maart’s last few hours were spent with him telling me his wishes about his book and I promised that I would finish it for him. I now feel ready to do this but I need some help. Maart had written chapters up to 1990 along with other paragraphs and ideas. I am trawling through his emails and other documents on his computer as it is important that as much as possible is written in Maart’s own words. I’m looking for transcripts/recordings of any interviews both pre and post 1990 along with any good stories that will be interesting for readers, especially the humorous ones that gave Maart such delight. Obviously, I have all Fairport’s tour/Cropredy programmes and some of Tull’s along with videos/DVDs made about Fairport. I also have the Q&A session that Maart did on Talkawhile which has provided me with some valuable information. Is there anyone out there who recorded Maart’s farewell speech at Cropredy?

I don’t want anyone to go to a lot of trouble in providing me with something that I already have so, if you have any suggestions or can point me in the right direction please email me first at

Hard copies of anything can be sent to me:

Jan Lane
PO Box 31
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2WQ

Yes, I have always kept my maiden name!

Many, many thanks in advance,"

Jan

Ready for her close-up

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And here's the new Ibanez bass as she should be seen - under proper stage lighting. Thanks to Clive Lane for the photo.

Pre-gig - Peggy's new bass!

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Backstage at a recent Fairport gig, Peggy shows off his new Ibanez SDR 2605 five-string bass guitar. It's apparently, "very nice!" Judge for yourselves when you check out the current Winter Tour.

Who knows where the Rhine goes?

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Well, from 16 – 23 June 2020, it meanders through 50 years of folk rock history, taking in the spectacular scenery along one of the most attractive rivers in Europe, on an exclusive cruise hosted by none other than Fairport Convention. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy ‘up close and personal’ the many and varied talents of Simon, Peggy, Gerry, Chris and Ric, and they are as excited as we are about the 5 evenings of on board entertainment being planned.

Please follow THIS LINK for 'Early Bird' tickets and more information.

There will be songs old and new from the Fairports of course, but so much more as well aboard the newest addition to the Amadeus Fleet ~ The MS Amadeus Imperial. Your luxurious floating home from home. With only 150 guests on board, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans.

How about a Fairport ‘Beatles singalong’, or even getting up to do a karaoke with the Fairports as your backing band? Wouldn’t that be a video to impress friends and embarrass the grand children?

Peggy is threatening to tell a few tales which couldn’t be included in his recent book ‘Off the Pegg’, and Gerry might teach you how to play the cajon, whilst Ric and Chris are planning solo and duo sets. And…. who could have expected this …. a couple of band members would like to demonstrate their abilities in performing magic tricks and stand-up comedy!

Expect "Fairport Unconventional" – a rare, unique opportunity for a maximum of 150 fans to share a wonderful experience and generate some magical memories with five of the nicest icons of British music history. Dress Code throughout will be smart casual / No Formal Nights.

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AUCTION: Jerry Donahue Telecaster, signed by rock royalty

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Matt Worley and Tony Kelsey have done sterling work to help raise money for our dear friend Jerry Donahue who is recovering from a stroke in Los Angeles.

Now, thanks to JHS Musical Instruments, Matt and Tony have a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster which they have had signed by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Lynne, Dave Gilmour, Richard Thompson, Pete Townshend, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, Albert Lee, Martin Barre, Joe Brown, Tony Iommi, Al Stewart, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine and - 'yours truly!'

This is a fantastic achievement and we know that the guitar will raise many thousands of pounds to help Jerry get some more treatment to aid his recovery. Watch the Fairport website for when the auction will happen .

Meantime, here are some pics of our guitar heroes signing the guitar.