Fans mourn death of Fairporter Maartin Allcock – Banbury Guardian

Posted: September 17, 2018 in News
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Maartin Allcock (photo: Dirty Linen)

Tributes have poured in from around the world to Maartin Allcock, former Fairport and Jethro Tull multi-instrumentalist, who died on Sunday aged 61.

Maart – as everyone knew him fondly – had been suffering from liver cancer.

A former resident of Barford, he had lived in Harlech for a number of years and returned to Cropredy for this year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention to play to a massive and adoring crowd of fans for one last time.

His website said: “It is with overwhelming sadness that we have to announce the death of our wonderful husband, friend, father and genius musician, Maart.”

Born in Manchester in 1957, Maart played in folk clubs and dance bands before running away to join the Celtic folk group Bully Wee Band.

This led to an 11-year stint with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, four years with rock band Jethro Tull and a session career which has included over 300 albums.

Read full article: Fans mourn death of Fairporter Maartin Allcock – Banbury Guardian

Maartin Allcock at Fairport’s annual festival, August 2017.

 

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