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« on: January 23, 2017, 11:46:10 AM »

This topic is for basic information about Fairport Convention and will provide links through to other sites that have the details.

As always the official news is here:

Fairport Convention

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 06:44:01 AM »

In November Sky Arts will broadcast a television documentary titled
'Fairport Convention: Folk Heroes'.

The 75-minute film will go out at 9pm on Saturday 25 November 2017 and
marks a fitting conclusion to Fairport's fiftieth anniversary
celebrations.

The documentary tells how Fairport Convention emerged in 1967 and went
on to shake English folk music by fusing it with rock. The film covers
Fairport's first few years in detail then moves to the present. The
closing sequence was filmed during the band's Saturday finale at
Cropredy this year when most of the surviving former members joined
the current line-up on stage.

In the documentary Fairport and their friends tell the story in their
own words rather than through a scripted narration. There are
newly-filmed interviews with the current Fairport members and, among
many others, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Judy
Dyble, Ralph McTell, Joe Boyd, Suggs, Maddy Prior, Bob Harris, Rick
Wakeman, Steve Winwood and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. There is also
rare archive interview material including Sandy Denny.

The film is directed by Charlie Thomas who has been working closely
with Fairport for over a year.  He explains the approach he has
adopted: "Our aim is to explain to general viewers how important
Fairport's influence has been and continues to be - in other words,
why the band matters.

"We have not set out to make a comprehensive, year-by-year history of
FC. That has been done before. Instead, the film concentrates on two
periods - the first five years and the band today. So there are no
lengthy explanations of the many 70s line-ups or the 1980s
reformation.

"The film shares its focus between the pioneering days and Fairport's
fiftieth anniversary at Cropredy this year - past, present and future
are linked as the film cuts back and forth between these bookends of
the story."
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 05:56:14 PM »

Cropredy Ticket News

As mentioned in the Cropredy 2017 programme, Mike & Jill Jervis are standing down from the online Box Office after 13 years excellent service and we really can't thank them enough- you've been a Godsend to the festival Team Jervis! They will of course be on site as usual making sure we all behave ourselves.

So, we now welcome The Ticket Factory who will be running our Box Office. The format is the same - you click on our ticketing page and will be directed to TTF where you can purchase your tickets, camping stickers and kids tickets.

We hope to be ready to put tickets on sale at 10.00 on Monday 4 December. As ever, the first 1000 orders will receive a Christmas Card signed by Fairport and the first 2000 orders will receive a souvenir "We're Coming Round Again" car sticker.

Towards the end of next week we shall be announcing some of the artists we have already booked for next year - and we're VERY excited! Stay tuned for more news.

For updates Click Here and see Fairport's web site
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 05:57:14 PM »

Fairport Convention 50:50@50 New CD

Fairport's brand new 50th Anniversary CD - 50:50@50
Representing the band's studio work there are 7 brand new studio tracks and showcasing their 50 years on the road 7 live recordings


1 Eleanor's Dream
2 Ye Mariners All (Live)
3 Step By Step
4 The Naked Highwayman (Live)
5 Danny Jack's Reward
6 Jesus On The Mainline (Live)
7 Devil's Work
8 Mercy Bay (Live)
9 Our Bus Rolls On
10 Portmeirion (Live)
11 The Lady Of Carlisle
12 Lord Marlborough (Live)
13 Summer By The Cherwell
14 John Condon (Live)


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