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  1. Fifty years not out: Fairport Convention are back on the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sunday Herald

    ... anniversary year with a Celtic Connections show at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket. Over that half-century, Fairport Convention have weathered countless line-up changes, but the current one - Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Gerry ...


  2. Things to Do TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    ... art rock, Super Furry Animals psychedelic whimsy, coldwater British Isles folk A la Sandy Denny-era Fairport Convention, and taut guitar precision in the vein of Television into a weird, loveable braid of sound. NED LANNAMANN 9 pm, Mississippi ...


  3. The Churchfitters at Twyford Village HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | This Is Leicestershire

    ... a standing ovation from the festival. Go and see them and you will understand why. A must!" - Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention & Cropredy Festival http://tinyurl.com/jd8ekol target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tinyurl.com/m5cn9c " ...


  4. Former Womble is going live a " and recording itRead the original story

    Monday Jan 16 | Henley Standard

    ... the band have been offered some festivals in the summer, including Cropredy, which is the big Fairport Convention festival, so they've decided they need a live album if they're going to do it - and I got the call to say, 'Can we record it at ...


  5. Relive British Folk-Rock's Golden Age With This PlaylistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | National Public Radio

    Shirley Collins ' recent World Cafe session is a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the world of British folk and folk-rock in the 1960s. Bands like Fairport Convention and artists like Richard Thompson got their start as "British Byrds" with electrified folk tunes.


  6. Spring into a great new season at Theatre Royal WinchesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Hampshire Chronicle

    ... is on March 7. The popular Ballet Black return on May 3 with a Triple Bill. One-nighters feature Fairport Convention (February 7), Midge Ure (February 16), Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays fame (March 8), Howard Jones (March 11), Camille O'Sullivan ...


  7. The Divine Comedy added to golden year for Cropredy FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Stratford Herald

    ... 11th, and Saturday, 12th August. The festival will have been running for nearly 40 years but host band Fairport Convention will be celebrating its golden anniversary - the group's very first gig was on 27th May, 1967. As part of the anniversary ...


  8. Theatre Royal Winchester Announces Spring SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | Hampshire Chronicle

    ... is on March 7. The popular Ballet Black return on May 3 with a Triple Bill. One-nighters feature Fairport Convention (February 7), Midge Ure (February 16), Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays fame (March 8), Howard Jones (March 11), Camille O'Sullivan ...


  9. Fairport ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | This Is Grimsby

    2017 sees Fairport Convention celebrating 50 years of music making and doing what they love best - treading the boards! Every year they undertake a nationwide UK tour which, in this very special year for the band, will see them playing material from ...


  10. Pete and Maura Kennedy headline monthly showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention.  Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of ...


  11. A playlist for Salon's epic New Year's Eve catharsis partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 31 | Salon

    ... and clarification of purpose that a truly cleansing New Year's Eve 2016 demands. "Farewell, Farewell," Fairport Convention. Between Sandy Denny (who wrote the immortal "Who Knows Where the Time Goes") and Richard Thompson (author of the afterlife ...


  12. A Special Elder Music: Time Goes ByRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | Time Goes By

    ... as they were quite good at what they did. The song of the same name was written by Sandy Denny, from Fairport Convention. She did a fine version as well, but today it's Judy's turn. CHRIS HILLMAN from The Byrds and HERB PEDERSEN from The Dillards ...


  13. The Albion Christmas Band - Magic TouchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 | Music-News.com

    This is The Albion Christmas Band's first album since 2011, though they have played regularly during that period and are currently on a national tour. Featuring Simon Nicol, Kelli While, Simon Care and Ashley Hutchings, it's as live performers that they are probably better known anyway, also the members aren't exactly idle with Fairport Convention and various solo projects vying for time.


  14. Folk-rock legends in golden anniversary tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    rock pioneers Fairport Convention will be playing at Settle's Victoria Hall as part of their celebratory 50th anniversary tour. The iconic folk group will celebrate their golden anniversary in 2017 with a UK & Ireland winter tour and a brand new ...


  15. Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic at Landmark on Main StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... for both "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year". Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60's, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 Thompson left ...


  16. Folk bands are taking a festive turnRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2016 | Henley Standard

    ... for this year's tour as the curtain fell last year. Founder member David Hughes and Chris Leslie - of Fairport Convention fame - originally released an EP of six tracks, Acoustic Christmas , on guitar and mandolin back in 1998. It sold out in three ...


  17. The Atkinson reveals its Spring seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | Southport Visiter

    You can be assured it will be filled with hilarious comedians, murder mysteries and music with tales of Hungry Caterpillars and Sharks in a Park! The Atkinson has become an established music hub for Merseyside; there are big names on their way with the larger than life Popa Chubby , Howard Jones , Lloyd Cole as well as the return of the annual Love Folk Festival in February. Now in its third year - the Love Folk Festival is back and headlining the weekend will be Fairport Convention on the Friday night who will be celebrating 50 years and the fabulous English Folk genius Jon Boden for the Saturday night who is embarking on his first solo tour.


  18. Folk royalty herald the start of ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | This is Wiltshire

    ... name is derived from the Christmas Carol, Good King Wenceslas. The musicians are founder David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews. The folk royalty will be mixing ...


  19. Christmas shopping ideas for the music lovers in your lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Chronicle Live

    ... 16th studio album. And she's still only 14 or something. Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's ...


  20. British Music HumorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Lawyers, Guns, and Money

    ... there, typing away, not buying anything. I had to take desperate measures, so I put on Liege & Lief by Fairport Convention, the one band it is not possible to like in an ironic way. "There is nothing remotely cool about Fairport and their sincere ...