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Sorting Through The Attic

Come All Ye
Sorting Through The Attic
Sandy Denny
Meet On The Ledge
Meet on the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975)
Ashley Hutchings
Dave Mattacks
Fairport Friends and Relations
Cropredy
Fairport In These Days
Fairport un-Convention-al
Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman
Now Be Thankful
Fairport Convention
What We Did On Our Holidays
UNHALFBRICKING
Liege and Lief
Full House
Angel Delight
Babbacombe Lee
Rosie
The Wood and The Wire
XXXV
Over The Next Hill
The Transports
Breweries
Fairport Family Photo Album
Some Cropredy Posters
unConventional Links

Fairport's gotta brand new website!

Or Fotheringport Confusion

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Or......'Ere, what's goin' on then? What's all this about......?
Well you might ask, been at this for over thirty years, and still can't sort it all out, Fairport this, Albion that, Fotheringay here, Steeleye Span there, and all these other folk wandering in and out.....it's enough to drive anyone to Bedlam! ...and look!.....look at this!!!!

 

"FAIRPORT CONFUSION" - THE LINE UPS (Including the Cropredy Reunion line ups)

June 1, 1967 Ashley Hutchings (bass) , Ian Matthews (vocals), Richard Thompson (guitar), Judy Dyble (vocals/autoharp), Simon Nicol (guitar/vocal), Shaun Frater (drums).

June 1967- Spring 1968 Martin Lamble (drums), Ashley Hutchings, Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol., Judy Dyble.

Spring 1968 - mid 1968 Martin Lamble, Ashley Hutchings, Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol.

Mid 1968 - May 1969 Sandy Denny (vocals), Martin Lamble .Ashley Hutchings, Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol,.

Mid 1969 - late 1969 Dave Swarbrick (fiddle/vocals), Dave Mattacks (drums), Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol.

Late 1969 - early 1971 Dave Pegg (bass/vocal), Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol.

Early 1971 - late 1971 Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol

Late 1971 - early 1972 Roger Hill (guitar.vocal), Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks.

Early 1972 - June 1972 Tom Farnell (drums), Roger Hill, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick

June & July 1972 David Rea (guitar), Tom Farnell, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick

July 1972 - early 1974 Dave Mattacks (drums), Trevor Lucas (guitar/vocal), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick.

Early 1974 - early 1975 Sandy Denny (vocals), Dave Mattacks, Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick.

Early 1975 Paul Warren (drums), Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick.

Early 1975- early 1976 Bruce Rowland (drums), Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Sandy Denny.

Early 1976 - mid 1976 Bob Brady (piano), Dan Ar Bras (guitar), Roger Burridge (mandolin/fiddle), Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick.

Mid 1976- 4 August, 1979 Simon Nicol (guitar/vocal), Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick.

Fairport Convention then disband, but from 1980 onwards get together in various line ups for the annual Cropredy reunions ....

August 30, 1980 (the first Cropredy reunion) Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, with special guests: Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Robert Jordan

August 1981 (second reunion, Broughton Castle, Banbury) Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, with special guests: Richard Thompson Judy Dyble, Ralph McTell, Dave Mattacks

August 1982 (Cropredy) Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, with special guests: Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Dave Mattacks, Linda Thompson, Brian Maxine, Phillipa Clare, Dan Ar Bras, Judy Dyble.

August 1983 (Cropredy) Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg, with special guests: Cathy LeSurf, Dave Mattacks, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, Alastair Anderson, Andy (of The Marksmen), Dave Whetstone

August 1984 (Cropredy) Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg with special guests Ric Sanders, Cathy LeSurf, Wally Whyton, Matt Pegg, Ian & Lorna Campbell, Bob Davenport, Adderbury Theatre Workshop, Richard Thompson.

1984 (first "reformed" Fairport line-up) Ric Sanders (fiddle), Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg

August 1985 (Cropredy) Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Bruce Rowland, Dave Pegg with special guests Billy Connolly, Richard Thompson, Cathy LeSurf, Ralph McTell, Trevor Lucas Jerry Donahue.

1986 - late 1996 Dave Mattacks (drums), Maartin Allcock (guitar/vocals), Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg.

August 1986 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maartin Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests . Ian Matthews, Robert Plant, Cathy LeSurf, Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, Mike Silver, Jerry Donahue, Bill Zorn, Jon Benns, Johnny Coppin, Gerry Conway

August 1987 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Ralph McTell, Jerry Donahue, Cathy LeSurf, June Tabor

August 1988 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Richard Thompson, Jerry Donahue, Sheila And Sheryl Parker, Tim German, Diz Disley

August 1989 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Ian Anderson, Steve Harley, Gary Brooker, Julianne Regan, Mike Read, Richard Thompson, Bruce Rowland, Sheila And Sheryl Parker, Chris Leslie, Fergus Feely, Dave Swarbrick, Gerry Conway, Martin Barre, Mark Tucker, Nigel Seymour, Tim Bricheno, Danny Thompson, Jerry Donahue.

August 1990 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Richard Thompson, Julieanne Regan, Vicki Clayton, Ralph McTell, Gerry Conway, B.J. Cole, Duane Perry, Francis Dunnery with Blinder, Jerry Donahue, Gary Brooker, Matt Pegg

August 1991 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Andy Fairweather-Lowe Richard Thompson, Julianne Regan, Vicki Clayton, Chris Leslie, Dan Ar Bras, Beryl And Roger Marriott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, The Cropredy Horns.

August 1992 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Ralph McTell, Julianne Regan, Bruce Rowland, Dave Swarbrick, Vicki Clayton, Gerry Conway, Heather Wood, Geoff Hughes, Bryn Haworth, Richard Thompson, Jerry Donahue, Billy Bragg, Ashley Hutchings

August 1993 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Roy Wood, Robert Plant, Vicki Clayton, Heather Wood, Everything But The Girl, Matt Pegg, Jerry Donahue, Bryn Haworth, Chris Leslie, Ashley Reed, Ian Cutler, Tom Leary, Ben Bennion.

August 1994 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Vicki Clayton, Chris While, Gerry Conway, Roy Harper.

August 1995 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests The Roy Wood Big Band, Joe Brown, Jerry Donahue, Chris Leslie, Neil Gordon, Gill And Bobbi (from Nice Girls Don't Explode), Spencer Richards, Richard Thompson, Tom Farnell.

August 1996 (Cropredy) Dave Mattacks, Maart Allcock, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Allan Taylor, Sam Brown, Richard Thompson.

Late 1996 - late 1997 Chris Leslie, (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Dave Mattacks, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg.

August 1997 (30 year celebration reunion, Cropredy) Chris Leslie, Dave Mattacks, ,Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, and past members Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Ralph McTell, Bruce Rowland, Maartin Allcock and Dan Ar Bras - with special guests Vicki Clayton Cathy LeSurf .

Late 1997 - present day Gerry Conway (drums), Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg.

August 1998 (Cropredy) Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Loudon Wainwright III, Pete Zorn, Tommy Connolly Dancers, Anna Ryder, Rabbit Bundrick, David Hughes, Jacqui McShee, Matt Pegg, Maartin Allcock, Dave Cousins, Chris While, P.J. Wright, Steve Gibbons.

August 1999 (Cropredy) Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Steve Ashley, Tom Leary, Gareth Turner, Tommy Connolly Dancers, Anna Ryder, Jerry Donahue, Maartin Allcock, Kristina Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Maddy Prior, Jacqui McShee, Richard Thompson, David Hughes, Eddi Reader.

August 2000 (Cropredy) Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Geoffrey Hughes, Maartin Allcock, Jerry Donahue, Kristina Donahue, Ashley Hutchings, Ian Matthews, Eddi Reader, Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy, Bob Fox, Roger Hodgson, Alan Simon, Alan Thomson, Steve Gibbons, Jacqui McShee, Beryl Marriott.

August 2001 (Cropredy) Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg with special guests Maartin Allcock, Vicki Clayton, Ashley Hutchings, Steve Tilston, Anna Ryder Chris Knibbs, Chas McDevitt, Kate Luxmoore, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Beryl & Roger Marriott, Dave Swarbrick, Tommy Connolly Dancers, Ian Anderson, Geoffrey Hughes, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Jacqui McShee, David Hughes, Fraser Nimmo, Paul Kovits, Keith Donnelly

Researched by John Roberts, November 2001.

Seriously though, it's been a long hike, and many a mile has been covered, smiles and laughter, frowns and tears, gain and loss, they've all been the travelling companions on this road. Why don't you join us?.....and see where Fairport has been, see where they are now, and, with a bit of luck, have a glimpse of where they are going. So lift your pack to your back, step out onto the road, and let's be off..........

Come all ye rolling minstrels,
And together we will try
To rouse the spirit of the air
And move the rolling sky.

Those that dance will start to dance
And those who don't will sway
In time to this our merry tune
That we play for you today.

Chorus:
So come all ye rolling minstrels
And together we will try
To rouse the spirit of the air
And move the rolling sky.

Our fiddler, he just loves to play
And that's why he plays so good.
And now he plays a violin
Made out of solid wood.

(Chorus)

Possessor of the magic touch,
But no magician, he
Will play for you some magic notes
Instead as you will see.

(Chorus)

The sound of beating on the drums
From behind you hear,
And to the rhythm of guitar
We hope you'll lend an ear.

(Chorus)

Well, the man who plays the bass does make
Those low notes that you hear.
And the high notes come from you and me
For we will sing so clear.

So come all ye rolling minstrels,
And together we will try
To rouse the spirit of the air
And move the rolling sky.



Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings:copyright 1969

from chapter 4 of
book, Eight Miles High

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