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  1. Iconic folk-rock band, Fairport Convention, to play the Wycombe Swan next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 1 | Hillingdon Times

    Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention remains one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene, 47 years after they played their first concert. Consisting of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and Gerry Conway, Fairport Convention have been rocking out since day one.


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    Sunday Feb 1 | New Times SLO

    ... alike. Iain Matthews is a Folk Legend! One of the founding members of the British folk rock band, Fairport Convention, and also well known for his work with his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort. Jan. 6 . This tribute to The Beatles will be a 3 ...


  3. Pioneering folkies Fairport Convention return to Coronation HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    PIONEERING folk band Fairport Convention will return to the Coronation Hall on February 1 as part of their 2015 Winter Tour. Hailed as originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention remain one of the most entertaining and inventive groups on the concert circuit despite nearly fifty years as a working band.


  4. Grammy-winning artists set to take the stage at CropredyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Banbury Guardian

    ... th Fairport legend Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix performing a duo set before the closing performance by Fairport Convention .


  5. Fairport Convention at The Atkinson in SouthportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Southport Visiter

    Fairport's 2015 Winter Tour concerts will feature songs and tunes from the brand new studio album 'Myths And Heroes' as well as classics After one of the most successful years in their career, Fairport Convention take to the road with a new album of original songs. Hailed as the creators of British folk-rock music, the band members retain their passion for live performance making Fairport one of the most entertaining bands on the concert circuit.


  6. Alasdair Roberts, 'In Dispraise Of Hunger'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | National Public Radio

    ... that could be described as British folk, but that conjures an even earlier time than Anne Briggs or Fairport Convention ever did. If you're unfamiliar with Roberts' work, track down his 2007 album The Amber Gatherers . In a year that birthed major ...


  7. Citadel headlinersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | St. Helens Reporter

    ... Liverpool born singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, better known as Black, and folk music giants Fairport Convention. Fans of Celtic music are in for a real treat this season with four great gigs showcasing traditional Scottish and Irish music. ...


  8. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World - The DecemberistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Watersblogged

    ... craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-'60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-'80s college rock grandeur of the Waterboys and R.E.M. The band's initial lineup also included drummer ...


  9. Gordon Matheson: Glasgow is putting its money where its mouth is for jobs, training and educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Daily Record

    ... at the festival before it draws to a close on Sunday 1st February. Among the artists appearing are Fairport Convention, Treacherous Orchestra, Carlos Nunez, Angelique Kidjo with the RSNO, Punch Brothers, Dick Gaughan, Tony Allen and Skerryvore. Then ...


  10. Not a 'choke', just a bad day at the officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Sunday Herald

    ... fangled probably explains why, over the weekend, I enjoyed the live in concert, musical meanderings of Fairport Convention, a fine body of men who have been strumming and warbling away since the Bayeux Tapestry first got commissioned. "Are you not a ...


  11. Celtic Connections opens with homageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | BBC News

    ... blues-rock guitarist who died in 1995. The line-up for the festival also includes big names such as Fairport Convention, appearing for the first time since 2006, Tweedy, Shooglenifty, Lambchop, King Creosote, Eddi Reader and Karine Polwart. ...


  12. 8 reasons to get out in Glasgow this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Edinburgh-festivals.com

    ... Smith to explore the Gaelic kinship between Scotland and Ireland. So far, so folk. English folk-rockers Fairport Convention claim they 'did for real ale what the Grateful Dead did for LSD'. The result back in the swinging 60s was influences from US ...


  13. Robert Plant, a rock icon, still growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | USA Today

    ... and saved and reincarnated by American music." Dave Pegg, long-time bassist for British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, well remembers Plant's youthful musical passion. Monday mornings often found Pegg, Plant and other teens - including future ...


  14. Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold scores off-Broadway play 'Wyoming'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | NME

    ... Legrand and Alex Scally), Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, former Walkmen member Hamilton Leithauser, ex-Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews and members of Lower Dens, Wye Oak and Celebration. The group reconstructed the cult 1974 album 'No Other' ...


  15. Blair brings beautifully crafted folk to the GatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Staffordshire Newsletter

    ... with his virtuosic guitar playing. Blair is the son of folk musician Ashley Hutchings, founder member of Fairport Convention and The Albion Band, and his talents are not just confined to the music world. Blair made his acting debut with an American ...


  16. Listen to Fairport Convention from the Philadelphia Folk Festival, August, 1970Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    The Los Angeles music blog Aquarium Drunkard has uncovered a recording of Fairport Convention from the Philadelphia Folk Festival on August, 29, 1970. On the heels of the announcement that XPN Folk Show host and Philly Folk Festival co-founder Gene Shay, we thought we'd share this classic performance with you.


  17. New Year's Hopes and Thoughts on Salinger and Cinema, Luise Rainer and the "Other Man"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Town Topics

    ... the County share the same management. As we crossed the Delaware to New Hope, I fed the stereo a CD of Fairport Convention's What We Did On Our Holidays , produced in 1969 by Princeton's own Joe Boyd. It took us five songs or about 20 minutes to ...


  18. Day's End and Night WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Washington Monthly

    ... schools. That's it for Tuesday. We'll close with Sandy Denny's autumnal masterpiece, as performed with Fairport Convention: "Who Know Where the Time Goes?" Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The ...


  19. Daylight VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Washington Monthly

    ... video recordings of her, but here's a good one, with Fotheringay (the band she formed after leaving Fairport Convention), performing "Gypsy Davy" (a Woodie Guthrie version of the traditional Scots ballad often called "Black Jack Davy") in 1970. Ed ...


  20. The Atkinson lines up another jam packed season for Spring 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | Ormskirk Advertiser

    ... (April 23), who performs Irish alternative roots music. Old friends are welcomed back with the return of Fairport Convention (January 31), Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders (February 22), Steeleye Span with front woman Maddy Prior (February ...