On the right track for folk

Jennifer Crook
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A folk singer will appear at Carnforth Station singing songs from her latest album...which is actually named after the station.

Jennifer Crook was inspired to write ‘Carnforth Station’, her third album, by photographs
of
abandoned
carriages
at
the station.

She then saw the film ‘Brief Encounter’, which was filmed at the station, and found herself wishing we hadn’t lost so many small stations around the country.

The harpist and singer/songwriter describes the eponymous title track ‘Carnforth Station’ as “a song about missed opportunities...and trains.”

The song begins: “A cold misty morning beside Carnforth Station...there’s a graveyard of trains...carriages carrying high expectations ...left out to rot in the rain...there’s things I don’t know but I’m willing to wager...we lost somewhere way down the track...small town connections and time for reflection...is not all we can never get back.”

The album was paid for through crowd funding and produced and mixed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios by Stephen W Tayler, who has also worked with Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega and Stevie Nicks.

Jennifer will perform songs from the album in the Furness and Midland Hall at the station this Saturday (November 29) at 7.30pm.

Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris said the album is “beautiful” while Mike Harding described Jennifer as “a great singer and harp player”.

The Telegraph rated ‘Carnforth Station’ in its list of the best folk albums of 2014.

Tickets cost £9.50; call 01524 735165.