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Fairport By Fairport is a comprehensive and fully illustrated book about Fairport Convention which would make a great Christmas present.
The publishers are now offering a special Christmas discount of 33 per cent if you order the book before 8 December - that makes it just £19.99 which is real snip.
More details on the publisher's website here.
Fairport Convention are sad to hear the news of the death of their friend John Shaw.
John was a Radio DJ and Presenter (and regular in the musicians X1 cricket team with Richard Thompson) who later turned his attention to cricket commentary for BBC Sport Online and BBC Radio Leicester.
There is a fine tribute here from The Leicester Mercury.
Ric Sanders, Vo Fletcher, Mike Gregory and Catherine Howe have recorded a Christmas song (written by Vo).
You can have a look at the video (shot in Malvern) right here!
The artist, designer, songwriter and record producer, Austin John Marshall has died in his sleep in his home in New York on Sunday, November 3.
Best-known as record producer on the classic albums by Shirley Collins, 'The Sweet Primroses', 'Anthems in Eden' (Shirley and Dolly Collins) and 'Love Death and The Lady' (Shirley and Dolly Collins) and Steve Ashley's debut album, 'Stroll On', Austin John also wrote the great anti-war song, 'The Whitsun Dance', made films of Jimi Hendrix and The Incredible String Band and wrote the folk-rock ballad opera, 'The Anonymous Smudge'.
The following obituary by Dave Thompson for the US magazine, Goldmine pays tribute to the life and work of a great folk innovator... More...