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Fairport Convention


Interviews


Interview (2019)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Fairport Convention guitarist and vocalist Simon Nicol about this year's 40th Fairport's Cropredy Convention which will take place in the village of Cropredy in North Oxfordshire in August.


Interview (2018)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention discusses with Steve Kinrade the band's legendary repertoire, their rider requests and upcoming tour.


Interview (2017)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the group's fiftieth anniversary this year and their forthcoming new album, which consists of both studio and live recordings


Interview (2016)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about this year Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will include sets from Madness and rising stars Sound of the Sirens, and the recent death of former member Dave Swarbrick


Interview (2015)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to folk-rock legends Faiprot Convention about their first studio album in four years, 'Myths and Legends', and their plans for this year's Cropredy Festival


Interview (2012)

Fairport Convention - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson chats to current and ex-members Richard Thompson,Jerry Donahue and Simon Nicol about seminal folk act Fairport Convention's history, and its forthcoming 45th anniversary show at their annual Cropredy Festival


Profiles

On Track...Every Album, Every Track (2020)

Fairport Convention - On Track...Every Album, Every Track

Thirty albums in, Fairport Convention finally get a book dedicated to every song on every album. Tommy Gunnarsson is impressed.


Profile (2017)

Fairport Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention, the annual three day festival staged by folk rock legends Fairport Convention, which this year celebrates the band's golden anniversary with an on-stage reunion of both past and present members


Profile (2015)

Fairport Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will be taking place on the 13th to the 15th August, and speaks to Emmylou Harris, Toyah Willcox, Pete Brown and Skinny Lister and also Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg, all of whom are appearing in this year's line-up


Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort (2008)

Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort

Recorded originally for TV, Fairport Convention and the Matthews Southern Comfort Band's new DVD was filmed at a country fair in Maidstone. Ben Howarth finds it an absolutely fascinating and unique period piece


Live

Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 7/8/2014...9/8/2014

Fairport Convention - Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 7/8/2014...9/8/2014

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which as well as Fairport Convention also saw sets from Chas 'n' Dave, Marillion, Steve Hackett's Genesis Extended and remarkable Welsh singer-songwriter Deborah Rose


Albums

Rising for the Moon (2013)

Fairport Convention - Rising for the Moon

In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers look back on classic albums from the past, Andy Cassidy examines Fairport Convention's 1975 album 'Racing to the Moon', which was the last of their albums to feature Sandy Denny and which has just been released in a new double CD edition


Reviews


What We Did On Our Saturday (2018)


Enjoyable career-spanning live album from influential folk act Fairport Convention recorded last year during their fiftieth anniversary at their annual Cropredy Convention in North Oxfordshire


Live 1974 (2016)


Fabulous folk gem from the legendary Fairport Convention featuring the late Sandy Denny on lead vocals recorded live in New York in 1974


Related


Interviews

Richard Thompson
Interview Richard Thompson - Interview

Guitarist/songwriter Richard Thompson, who was in the original line-up of Fairport Convention before his successful solo career, reflects on his acoustic set at their Cropredy Convention and his time with the band.


Dave Swarbrick
Interview

Ex-Fairport Convention member and fiddle player Dave Swarbrick speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about having his death accidentally reported in the newspapers and his forthcoming solo tour


Profiles

Beeswing Richard Thompson - Beeswing

Nicky Crewe finds that the eagerly anticipated memoir from Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson is a beautifully written and evocative reminder of a memorable time in his life.


Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Profile Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between the 13th August and 15th August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from among many others Clannad, Richard Thompson, Grace Jones, the Pet Shop Boys and Steve Hackett.


Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Profile Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between Thursday 9 August and Saturday 11 August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from Brian Wilson, Kate Rusby, and the Levellers.


Fairport Cropredy Convention
Profile Miscellaneous - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention for this year, and talks to Chas'n'Dave and Irish singer-songwriter Cara Dillon, who are on the bill this year, as well as Fairport Convention members Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg


Profile
Cropredy Festival Alice Cooper - Cropredy Festival

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Convention for this year, and talks to surprise headliner Alice Cooper; Fairport Convention members Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Simon Nicol and Katherine Blake from the classical chart-topping Mediaeval Baebes who are also on the bill


Live

Winter Wilson
Atkinson, Southport, 26/1/2018 Winter Wilson - Atkinson, Southport, 26/1/2018

Steve Kinrade watches acoustic folk duo Winter Wilson play an enthralling set in support of Fairport Convention to promote their latest album 'Far Off on the Horizon'.


Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 13/8/2015...15/8/2015 Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 13/8/2015...15/8/2015

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's Fairport Cropredy Convention, which as well as Fairport Convention, also saw sets from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, the Proclaimers and Fish


Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Cropredy, Oxfordshire 8/8/2013...10/8/2013 Miscellaneous - Cropredy, Oxfordshire 8/8/2013...10/8/2013

Nick Robinson is impressed by Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Convention which, as well as surprise headliner Alice Cooper and Faiprot Convention themselves playing two sets, also featured 10cc, the Levellers and the Mediavel Baebes







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