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.
Levellers return with their first new album proper in eight years. The Brighton folk punks deliver a masterclass with a poignant mesage.
Emma Swift discusses her love of the late, great Sandy Denny; the amazing singer who helped Fairport Convention and Fotheringay reach the top.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a staple of the UK festival circuit. We believe it’s the best. Here are ten reasons why.
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.
Gerry Conway shares his love of the music of the mighty Stevie Wonder; who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Hutchings pays homage to the great Bob Dylan and his Isle Of Wight show of 1969, 50 years on.
Britain’s friendliest festival unveils their diverse 2020 line up.