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Pentangle reform for Radio 2 Folk Awards


In one of the most unexpected reunions of the past decade, the legendary folk supergroup Pentangle are to reform for a special exclusive performance at the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

More than 33 years after they disbanded guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn will be re-united with singer Jacqui McShee, drummer Terry Cox and bassist Danny Thompson for a special performance at the awards in London on Monday 5 February.

 

Their performance can be heard on Radio 2 in a special highlights show to be broadcast on Wednesday 7 February between 7 and 9pm.

 

Bringing Pentangle back together for the Radio 2 Folk Awards was the work of producer John Leonard, who suggested the reunion for this year's show.

 

"The point of the Radio 2 Folk Awards is to honour great bands and great artists," he says.

 

"Pentangle were one of the most influential groups of the late 20th century and it would be wrong for the awards not to recognise what an impact they had on the music scene."

 

Other highlights of the Folk Awards will be a special appearance by Rosanne Cash, daughter of the late Johnny Cash, and performances by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.

 

Guests presenting the awards will include animator Nick Park, author Louis de Bernieres, poet laureate Andrew Motion, ex-Goodie and TV ornithologist Bill Oddie, former Folk Award winner Kate Rusby and Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik.

 

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards highlights show, Wednesday 7 February 2007, 7-9pm

 

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Category: Radio 2
Date: 17.01.2007
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