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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention is, along with Steeleye Span, one of the defining acts of British folk rock during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The folk influence gradually faded in their later work.

The Fairport Convention's best-known songs include "Matty Groves[?]", and their best-received album is Liege and Lief[?].


Band Members The following have been band members at some time during its long and varied existence.

  • Ashley Hutchings : Bass
  • Bob Brady : Piano
  • Bruce Rowland : Drums
  • Chris Leslie : Guitar Fiddle Vocals
  • Dan Ar Braz : Guitar
  • Dave Mattacks : Drums Keyboard
  • Dave Pegg : Bass Vocals
  • David Rea : Guitar
  • David Swarbrick : Fiddle Vocals
  • Gerry Conway : Drums
  • Iain Matthews (aka Ian McDonald) : Vocals
  • Jerry Donahue : Guitar
  • Judy Dyble : Vocals Autoharp
  • Maartin Allcock : Guitar Keyboard Etc
  • Martin Lamble : Drums
  • Paul Warren : Drums
  • Ric Sanders : Fiddle Keyboard
  • Richard Thompson : Guitar Vocals
  • Roger Burridge : Mandolin Fiddle
  • Roger Hill : Guitar Vocals
  • Sandy Denny : Vocals
  • Simon Nicol : Guitar Vocals
  • Tom Farnall : Drums
  • Trevor Lucas : Guitar Vocals

The current band is Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and Gerry Conway.

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