Tag Archives: Fairport Convention

Dave Pegg and Nigel Schofield’s Off the Pegg

Dave Pegg has been in the music business for more than 50 years. He started out on the Birmingham pop scene in the middle of the 1960s, first as a guitarist then turning to bass. He played in various groups … Continue reading

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Clinton Heylin’s No More Sad Refrains: The Life and Times of Sandy Denny

Chris Woods penned this review. In some ways it’s apposite that a book written about an artist as emotionally charged and mercurial as Sandy Denny should itself have had a difficult and rocky genesis. Some people, myself included, were expecting … Continue reading

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Fairport Convention’s Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 

I daresay that many, if not most, readers of Green Man Review know all there is to know about Fairport Convention. If you’re not among them, there’s no dearth of information about this most venerated of English folk rock bands elsewhere in … Continue reading

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Ashley Hutchings’ Burning Bright 

The title comes from the William Blake poem, “Tyger, Tyger” and the reason is…that Tyger is Ashley Hutchings‘ nickname. Having said that…let me next alert all and sundry that Free Reed is the greatest box-set compilation maker in the world, nay, universe! … Continue reading

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

John O’Regan penned this epic review. ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’ was the title of Fairport Convention’s second album for Island records in 1969. To paraphrase said title a little, what I did this year on my holidays was go … Continue reading

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Fairport Convention’s Live At The BBC 

With the release of the original Heyday cassette in 1976, Fairport Convention was probably one of the earliest groups to take advantage of the “BBC Sessions” format. Since then, it has become reasonably commonplace for bands to release such artefacts, sometimes to … Continue reading

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Nigel Schofeld’s Fairport Unconventional 

What I consider the best book ever written on this English not quite just folk band was never actually released as a book. Confused? Well let me sort out this matter. Back in 2002, the thirty-five anniversary of the band, … Continue reading

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Brian Hinton & Geoff Wall’s Ashley Hutchings:  Always Chasing Rainbows 

It’s been several years since the publication of Ashley Hutchings: The Guv’nor & The Rise Of Folk Rock, the first volume in a trilogy of books covering the life and astounding career of AH. So rich and multi faceted is the … Continue reading

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Fairport Convention’s 4Play 76/79

A not uncommon response when Fairport Convention is mentioned is to think of a band with regular line-up changes. However, that was really only the case in the first couple of decades of their existence. The remaining two and a … Continue reading

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