Since 1979, they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest such annual event in England. Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognising their contribution to music and culture. As of 2016, they continue to record and tour.
Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as a key group in the English folk rock movement.
Numbers such as Matty Groves and the noble eeriness of Meet on the Ledge hit the sweet spot, with many audience members weeping into their pints despite any unfair aspersions of ‘corporate’ . While not as politically edgy as some of their contemporary peers, Fairport Convention still assert a communicative vehicle, capable of sharing narratives and myths that haunt mysterious Arcadian ideals veiled in the mists of a banal modern dystopia. Pass the cider please.