History Music / FairportConvention

10th Sep '16 12:20:26 PM thelivingtoad
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* RevolvingDoorBand: No member of the group has been with the band for its entire existence. Fairport only consistent original member, guitarist Simon Nicol, was out of the band between 1971 and 1979. Although Dave Pegg has never left the group since he joined it in 1969, he is not an original member like Nicol.
6th Aug '16 10:45:01 PM DavidDelony
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'''Fairport Convention''' is a British band formed in 1967. They are generally regarded as progenitors of the English Folk-Rock scene of the 1970s. They enjoyed popular success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with DJ John Peel championing them on radio. After many line-up changes they continue to attract a modest but devoted following, especially to the annual Fairport's Cropredy Festival near Banbury in Oxfordshire.

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'''Fairport Convention''' is a British band formed in 1967. They are generally regarded as progenitors of the English Folk-Rock scene of the 1970s. They enjoyed popular success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with DJ John Peel championing them on radio. They were considered as important to British folk-rock as Music/TheByrds were to American folk-rock. After many line-up changes they continue to attract a modest but devoted following, especially to the annual Fairport's Cropredy Festival near Banbury in Oxfordshire.
13th Apr '16 7:36:03 PM CassandraLeo
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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: As discussed further on the YMMV page, much of the traditional English material they covered very likely had very different meanings to its authors and to its contemporary audiences than it does to contemporary audiences and to the band themselves.



* YourCheatingHeart: In "Matty Groves", Lord Darnell's wife's tryst with the titular character leads to both of their deaths at the hands of Lord Darnell.

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* YourCheatingHeart: In "Matty Groves", Lord Darnell's wife's tryst with the titular character leads to both of their deaths at the hands of Lord Darnell.
Darnell.
13th Aug '15 2:50:38 PM bt8257
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As band members left to pursue thir own directions Fairport Convention when through many lineup changes. The band that made the 1973 album ''Rosie'' had no members in common with those that made 1969's ''Music/Unhalfbricking''. By the late 1970s Britain had lost its appetite for folk-rock; few were buying their records and they were reduced to a small cult following only around the folk club scene. Poor sales led to the end of their recording contract and the band formally broke up, agreeing to meet for a reunion once a year in Cropredy, the home of bass player Dave Pegg who by then was the FaceOfTheBand. In 1985, with the growing success of the Cropredy Festival and the return of Simon Nicol, they reformed and have enjoyed modest success and a devoted following with a stable lineup to the present day.

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As band members left to pursue thir own directions Fairport Convention when through many lineup changes. The band that made the 1973 album ''Rosie'' had no members in common with those that made 1969's ''Music/Unhalfbricking''.''Music/{{Unhalfbricking}}''. By the late 1970s Britain had lost its appetite for folk-rock; few were buying their records and they were reduced to a small cult following only around the folk club scene. Poor sales led to the end of their recording contract and the band formally broke up, agreeing to meet for a reunion once a year in Cropredy, the home of bass player Dave Pegg who by then was the FaceOfTheBand. In 1985, with the growing success of the Cropredy Festival and the return of Simon Nicol, they reformed and have enjoyed modest success and a devoted following with a stable lineup to the present day.
13th Aug '15 2:48:21 PM bt8257
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* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]]'' (1969)

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* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]]'' ''Music/LiegeAndLief'' (1969)



* ''Rising for the moon'' (1975)
* ''Gottle o'Gear'' (1976) (as Fairport, or Fairport featuring Dave Swarbrick in the US)

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* ''Rising for the moon'' Moon'' (1975)
* ''Gottle o'Gear'' o' Gear'' (1976) (as Fairport, or Fairport featuring Dave Swarbrick in the US)



* ''Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" (1997)

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* ''Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" Goes?'' (1997)
12th Apr '15 2:44:57 PM CassandraLeo
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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted. Several songs Denny sang (examples: "The Deserter" and the ''Liege & Lief'' version of "Sir Patrick Spens") still referred to the narrator as a male, despite her vocals obviously being female.
12th Apr '15 2:40:23 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: A lot of examples. From their first five albums (including bonus tracks from reissues), "Reno, Nevada" (7:44), "A Sailor's Life" (11:11), "Percy's Song" (6:57), "Matty Groves" (8:10), "Tam Lin" (7:14), "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (10:19, although this includes a HiddenTrack and a minute of silence), "Sloth" (9:15), and "Bonny Bunch of Roses" (10:48) stand out.
12th Apr '15 2:37:23 PM CassandraLeo
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** The instrumental coda of "Matty Groves" seems to use this as well, but good luck counting what the actual meter signature is.
22nd Mar '15 1:54:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.

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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads.Literature/ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.
22nd Mar '15 1:39:47 PM CassandraLeo
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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.



* NoNameGiven: Lord Darnell's wife in "Matty Groves" is never given a name, despite being the central character of the story.





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\n* YourCheatingHeart: In "Matty Groves", Lord Darnell's wife's tryst with the titular character leads to both of their deaths at the hands of Lord Darnell.
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