Fairport Convention

Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

Another quick update, Oct 2023: Dave Swarbrick's widow Jill has firmly and correctly reminded me that the gorgeous music that so perfectly suits Richard Thompson's words for this song was composed by the mighty Swarb. Read her comment below, reproduced... Read more →


From Fotheringay to Fairport: remembering drummer Gerry Conway

We mentioned on our Facebook group the death of Gerry Conway, best remembered as the drummer of the later-period Fairport Convention, and of course we should pay our respects here as well. Andrew Curry remembers a fine musician …. (Source:... Read more →


After the Fairport Convention love-in, Steeleye glories recalled in a real find

No apologies for all the attention paid to Fairport Convention by Salut! Live these past few days, says Colin Randall. The last but one gig in a 30-date tour, at the Union Chapel in north London, has rightly been acclaimed... Read more →


Fairport Convention at Union Chapel. Still holding back the years

Colin Randall's review of Fairport Convention's concert at the Union Chapel in London has already appeared at Substack. This is an extended version. Thanks to the many members of Fairport-related Facebook groups who have followed links to Salut! Live ...... Read more →


'Hearty disagreements' but no Everly or Gallagher-style strops: Simon Nicol on Fairport Convention's enduring appeal and camaraderie

Sunday update : it was an enjoyable concert in one of London’s nicest venues. A big shoutout for the support duo, Plumhall. ( Update: my review appears here As I write, there are still tickets left for the final date... Read more →


Tales from the ‘60s: Fairport’s breakout year and John Martyn’s ‘terrible’ rhythm section

Andrew Curry with Part Two of his series on the interview with producer Joe Boyd and engineer/producer John Wood on the early days of folk-rock. In which Fairport Convention hit their stride in 1969 and invent folk-rock. It all comes... Read more →