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Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

Documentary following English folk-rock band Fairport Convention, famed for their pioneering 1969 album Liege and Lief, as they celebrate their 45th anniversary in 2012.

Documentary following English folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention as they celebrate their 45th anniversary in 2012. Fairport's iconic 1969 album Liege and Lief featured some of folk music's biggest names - including singer Sandy Denny, guitarist Richard Thompson and fiddler Dave Swarbrick - and was voted by Radio 2 listeners as the most influential folk album of all time. Today, having struggled for years with numerous line-up changes (26 members to date) and shifting musical fashions, these ageing folk-rockers host their annual festival in Cropredy, Oxfordshire in front of a passionate 20,000 crowd. Comedian Frank Skinner, who played the ukulele on Fairport's 2010 album Festival Bell, narrates this tale of the rise and fall - and rise again - of the original English folk-rockers.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 4 Aug 2013 23:45


Role Contributor
Producer Rhodri Huw
Director Rhodri Huw
Executive Producer Paul Bullock
Executive Producer Gethin Scourfield
Narrator Frank Skinner