In a piece that seems apt at the moment, Simon Nicol shares his love of gigging. Not a band, not an artist, but a vital aspect of why we all love music; seeing it live.
Here at At The Barrier, we are very lucky to have the members of Fairport Convention write for us in a series of Why I Love specials. First up, Dave Pegg.
Chris Leslie picks up where Dave Pegg left off in our Fairport Convention Why I Love series. Here, he shares his love of American mandolinist, David Grisman.
Gerry Conway shares his love of the music of the mighty Stevie Wonder; who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is the latest festival to take the step to cancel. The 2020 line up will make up the 2021 iteration of the festival.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a staple of the UK festival circuit. We believe it’s the best. Here are ten reasons why.
Chris Leslie uses his time in lock down to release a new album that’s half instrumental, half vocal; half self-composed, half trad-arr.
Emma Swift discusses her love of the late, great Sandy Denny; the amazing singer who helped Fairport Convention and Fotheringay reach the top.
This week, we have Ric Sanders joining us at the barrier. Having played with Soft Machine and The Albion Band, Ric has been a member of Fairport Convention since the early 80’s. These are his thoughts on Percy Grainger, the great song collector.
Iain Matthews is folk-rock royalty. Whilst delving deep into Americana, Iain was a founding member of British folk-rock legends, Fairport Convention. He went on to form Matthews Southern Comfort and Plainsong and has a humongous catalogue of music available.
Zach Phillips recently released his new album, The Wine Of Youth. Here, the adopted Californian writes about his love of the music of Richard Thompson.
Antony Egerton, Winachi Tribe co-founder, writes about one of his musical loves for us; French musical duo, Cassius.
We caught up with Emma Swift in the run up to the release of Blonde On The Tracks to ask her a little more about the project
Richard & Linda Thompson. Two of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters ever. Their Complete Works – and more! A veritable Thompson Treasure Trove.
The Bolton Iron Maiden are on their way back. We caught up with ever-present bandmember, Paul O’Neill, to find out more.