Fairport Convention
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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention Biography (Wikipedia)

Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band, formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitar, vocals), Simon Nicol (guitar, vocals), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), and Shaun Frater (drums, percussion), with Frater replaced by Martin Lamble after their first gig. They started out heavily influenced by American folk rock and singer-songwriter material, with a setlist dominated by Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs and a sound that earned them the nickname 'the British Jefferson Airplane'. Vocalists Judy Dyble and Iain Matthews joined them before the recording of their self-titled debut in 1968; afterwards, Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny, with Matthews leaving during the recording of their third album.

Denny began steering the group towards traditional British music for their next two albums, What We Did on Our Holidays and Unhalfbricking (both 1969); the latter featured fiddler Dave "Swarb" Swarbrick, most notably on the song "A Sailor's Life", which laid the groundwork for British folk rock by being the first time a traditional British song was combined with a rock beat. However, shortly before the album's release, a crash on the M1 killed Lamble and Thompson's then-girlfriend, Jeannie Franklyn; this resulted in the group retiring most of their prior material and turning entirely towards British folk music for their seminal album Liege & Lief, released the same year, with this style being the band's focus ever since. For this album Swarbrick joined full-time alongside Dave Mattacks on drums. Both Denny and Hutchings left before the year's end; the latter replaced by Dave Pegg, who has remained the group's sole consistent member to this day; and Thompson would leave after the recording of 1970's Full House.

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Fairport Convention Performances & Interviews


Fairport Convention Tracks

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Sloth
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Sandy Denny
Who knows where the time goes
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Who knows where the time goes
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Chelsea Morning
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Chelsea Morning
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Meet On The Ledge
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Meet On The Ledge
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Meet On The Ledge LIVE at Costa Del Folk Portugal 2019
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Meet On The Ledge LIVE at Costa Del Folk Portugal 2019
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Time Will Show The Wiser
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Time Will Show The Wiser
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Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
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Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
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Wait For The Tide To Come In
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Wait For The Tide To Come In
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I'm Already There
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I'm Already There
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Si Tu Dois Partir
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Si Tu Dois Partir
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Lady Is A Tramp (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Lady Is A Tramp (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Jigs And Reels (Medley) (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Jigs And Reels (Medley) (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Cajun Woman (BBC Session, 18 Mar 1969)
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Cajun Woman (BBC Session, 18 Mar 1969)
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Book Song
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Book Song
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Fotheringay
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Fotheringay
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Eastern Rain
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Eastern Rain
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She Moves Through the Fair
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She Moves Through the Fair
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Sloth
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Sloth
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It Ain't Me Babe - Sandy Denny
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It Ain't Me Babe - Sandy Denny
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Crazy Man Michael
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Crazy Man Michael
Winter Wilson
It'll Take a Long Time
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It'll Take a Long Time
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Sir Patrick Spens (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Sir Patrick Spens (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Reynardine (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Reynardine (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1969)
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Red and Gold
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Red and Gold
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You Never Wanted Me - BBC Session
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You Never Wanted Me - BBC Session
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Best Wishes
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Best Wishes
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The Festival Bell [Live at Cropredy 2019]
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The Festival Bell [Live at Cropredy 2019]
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Come All Ye (Live) (feat. Chris While, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings & Dave Mattacks)
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Come All Ye (Live) (feat. Chris While, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings & Dave Mattacks)
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Summer By The Cherwell
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Summer By The Cherwell
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Sir Patrick Spens
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Sir Patrick Spens
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Farewell, Farewell
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Farewell, Farewell
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Some Special Place
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Some Special Place
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Everything but the Skirl
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Everything but the Skirl
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Morris Medley
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Morris Medley
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In Our Town
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In Our Town
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1984
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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1984

Glastonbury: 1984

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1971
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Jun
1971

Glastonbury: 1971

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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