Tag Archives: Fairport Convention

ASHLEY HUTCHINGS – More Songs From The Shows

August 27, 2022

Talking Elephant 2022 Eminent English explorer of tunes’ traditional values serves up riveting roundup of his latter-day onstage imagery. When THE ALBION BAND released “Songs From The Shows” back in 1990, it was more than a mere summary of their … Continue reading

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION’s 1976 Concert To Be Out

July 23, 2022

1976 was a weird year in the FAIRPORT CONVENTION history. First, Sandy Denny had terminated her second tenure with the ensemble that essentially broke up afterwards, with “Gottle O’Geer” credit containing only the first word in the band’s name and … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur V: Move, Cry, Act, Clash!

January 6, 2022

Spirit Of Unicorn Music 2021 Producing aural imagery out of rage, stellar cast of ongoing rock opera deliver a lackluster tapestry. Having always felt more like franchise than a loose framework for songs that don’t fit Alan Simon’s stage-set projects … Continue reading

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STEVE ASHLEY – Family Album Revisited

September 15, 2021

Woodworm 1982 / Talking Elephant 2021 One of the essential English records of rustic delights is given a new shine and expanded to embrace the spirit of unity. Once upon a time concept folk-rock albums were thin on the ground … Continue reading

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MAARTIN ALLCOCK – OX15

August 29, 2021

A New Day 1999 / Talking Elephant 2021 British folk scene mainstay steps out for a night away from the town – with a sophomore offering with Fairporters and Tullians en masse in tow. Maartin Allcock’s passing in 2018 robbed … Continue reading

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