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Rain Dog Fairport at 50 (5) RE: Fairport at 50 26 May 17

On BBC Radio Wednesday 24th May The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

Fairport Convention Anniversary Special
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe

Mark speaks to Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg about Fairport Convention's remarkable 50-year history.

The band formed in 1967 and emerged to be one of the most important group in the English folk rock movement. Their seminal album Liege & Leif was voted the 'Most Influential Folk Album Of All Time' in the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The band in their current format are Simon Nicol (guitar, lead vocals), Dave Pegg (bass guitar, mandolin), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, lead vocals) and Gerry Conway (drums). Former members include Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Sandy Denny and Dave Swarbrick

Fairport Convention Anniversary Special

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