fairport convention

RIP Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick, a folk musician best known for his work with legendary folk act Fairport Convention, has passed away.

Interview: Vashti Bunyan

We talk to one of Britain’s most essential, yet least prolific songwriters ahead of the release of her final record.

In session: Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop has authentic folk blood running through his veins. As the son of legendary songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention, The Albion Band) he has grown up around traditional acoustic music, picking up all the tools he needs to turn out his own graceful ballads. We caught up with him after soundcheck at the London Folkfest 2013 to record him play Blight & Blossom.