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Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and later electric folk band, formed in 1967 who are still recording and touring today. They are widely regarded as the most important single group in the English folk rock movement. Their seminal album Liege & Lief is generally considered to have launched the electric folk or English folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general. The large number of personnel who have been part of the band are among the most highly regarded and influential musicians of their era and have gone on to participate in a large number of significant bands, or enjoyed important solo careers. Since 1979 they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest such annual event in England. Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognizing their contribution to music and culture.

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Acoustic Rarities [2017]


Anthems in Eden [2012]

Milk and Honey4:23

Festival Bell [2011]

Rising for the Moon4:30

LateNightTales [2011]

Genesis Hall3:30

Folk Routes [Decca] [2009]

Matty Groves8:09

Summer Folk [2009]

Walk Awhile4:16
Red & Gold6:47

Father's Day Sampler [2008]


5 [2006]

Who Knows Where the Time Goes4:24
Tam Lin7:49

Ashley's Almanac [2005]

Come All Ye4:09

Beginner's Guide to Folk [2003]

Tam Lin 

Fairport Unconventional [2002]

Meet on the Ledge (Overture)0:36
Nottamun Town 
Nottamun Town [Alternate Version]3:37
Si Tu Dois Partir 
Si Tu Dois Partir [Radio Recording]2:24
Come All Ye 
Come All Ye [Private Rehearsal Tape]5:00
Tam Lin 
Tam Lin [BBC Session]7:46
Dirty Linen 
Dirty Linen [Cropredy]4:02
Journeyman's Grace 
Journeyman's Grace [BBC Session]4:08
Angel Delight4:23
Polly on the Shore 
Rising For the Moon 
Rising for the Moon [BBC Radio Top Gear Session]4:15
Reynard the Fox 
Reynard the Fox [TV Performance]2:53
One Sure Thing 
One Sure Thing (Excerpt) [Sound ...][Demo Version]2:53
Time Will Show the Wiser3:02
Mr. Lacey 
Mr. Lacey [Dutch TV]3:07
Percy's Song 
Percy's Song [Outtake]5:31
The Deserter 
The Deserter [BBC]3:53
Autopsy [Outtake]4:26
A Sailor's Life 
Sir Patrick Spens 
Sir Patrick Spens [Liege and Lief Rehearsal Tape]3:48
Fotheringay [Symonds on Sunday]3:12
To Althea From Prison 
Red and Gold 
Red and Gold [Cropredy]6:48
Lord Marlborough 
Lord Marlborough [El Pea Island]3:25
Bonny Bunch of Roses 
Bonny Bunch of Roses [Live in Australia]14:55
Genesis Hall 
Genesis Hall [Cropredy]3:50
Walk Awhile 
Walk Awhile [Bumpers]3:58
Hexhamshire Lass [Capitol Radio]2:28
Crazy Man Michael 
Crazy Man Michael [Liege and Lief Rehearsal Tape]4:43
Rosie [Melbourne Assembly Hall]4:25
Farewell Farewell 
Farewell, Farewell [Fairport Rehearsal Tape]2:31
Now Be Thankful 
Now Be Thankful [BBC Sounds of the 70s]3:09
Hiring Fair 
Hiring Fair [Cropredy]6:48
Stranger to Himself 
Who Knows Where the Time Goes 
Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [BBC Radio]4:15
Matty Groves 
Meet on the Ledge 
Meet on the Ledge [BBC Radio]2:39

Guv'nor, Vol. 4 [2002]

Both Sides Now3:11

Rock Festival [1999]

Meet on the Ledge 

Red & Gold [1996]

Red and Gold6:44
London River2:59

25 Years of Radio [1993]

Si Tu Dois Partir2:20

The Five Seasons [1990]

Claudy Banks5:53

House Full [1986]

Sir Patrick Spens3:06
Matty Groves3:44

Gladys' Leap [1985]

The Hiring Fair5:53

Gottle O'Geer [1976]

Sandy's Song3:37

Rosie [1973]


Rosie [Bonus Tracks] [1973]


Sandy [1972]

It'll Take A Long Time [Live]5:22

Jack Orion [1966]

Jack Orion9:46

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Polly on the Shore4:56
Rising for the Moon4:09
White Dress3:45
Sir Patrick Spens 
Farewell Farewell2:37
The Flowers of the Forest4:04
Tam Lin7:49
Bring 'Em Down5:59
Stranger to Himself2:52
Walk Awhile3:57
Now Be Thankful [Mono Version]2:26
The Bonny Black Hare3:08
If (Stomp)2:45
Tale in Hard Time 
Time Will Show the Wiser3:38
A Sailor's Life11:11
Come All Ye [Take 1; Take]5:25
The Ballad of Easy Rider4:55
Matty Groves [Take 1; Take]7:45
She Moves Through the Fair4:47
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?5:52
Meet On The Ledge 
Si Tu Dois Partir2:22
Chelsea Morning3:03
Angel Delight4:09
Wizard of the Worldly Game4:08
Sickness and Diseases3:47
The Journeyman's Grace4:35
London River2:59
The Bonny Bunch Of Roses10:48
Nottamun Town3:12
Bird on a Wire 
I Still Miss Someone 
Some Sweet Day 
I Don't Know Where I Stand [Radio Session]3:40
Cajun Woman2:45
After Halloween3:38
Crazy Man Michael4:37
The Widow of Westmorland's Daughter3:20
Like an Old Fashioned Waltz4:53
Now Be Thankful2:26
Mr. Lacey2:55
Genesis Hall3:39
The Fossil Hunter10:27
Flowers Of The Forest 
John the Gun5:09
Possibly Parsons Green4:42
Hexhamshire Lass2:31
Million Dollar Bash2:54
Red and Gold 
Claudy Banks5:53
Percy's Song6:49
Pleasure and Pain5:03
It'll Take a Long Time5:38
The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood5:50
Jack O'Rion 
Who Knows Where the Time Goes 
Sailor's Life [Previously Unreleased Track]11:22
Eastern Rain3:36
What Is True?3:33
The Deserter7:20
Book Song3:13
No Man's Land2:32
I'll Keep It with Mine5:56
I Don't Know Where I Stand3:43
Jack O'Diamonds3:28
One Sure Thing2:54
Part VI (breakfast In Mayfair) 
Part X 
Part IV (the Sailor's Alphabet) 
Part IX 
(come All Ye) Rolling Minstrels 
Clear Water 
One More Chance [Studio Version]7:37
Morning Glory 
Part I 
Widow of Westmorland's Daughter2:16
One More Chance7:52
Over The Next Hill7:21
Around the Wild Cape Horn 
The Hexhamshire Lass2:30
Ye Mariners All 

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