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The Tale of Ale - Revisited
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Reaching Back
Burning Bright
Cropredy Capers
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Fairport unConventional
This Label is not Removable
The Carthy Chronicles
Sailing to the Moon... Vinyl
Old Swan Brand Vinyl
Golden Gates Vinyl


Micho Russell of Dunagore, Co Clare
The Transports
Sailing to the Moon - and Beyond
Old Swan Brand
Concertina Workshop
Bees on Horseback
Going Spare
No Reels
even more... Popular to Contrary Belief
Ballads and Songs of the north of Ireland
Ballads: Big, Broadside & Barrack Room
’Golden Grates’ and ’The Rampin’ Cat’
The Russell Family
Clare Concertinas
The Flowing Tide
John Kelly - Fiddle & Conc
Trad Music of Co Clare
Clare Concertina Styles
Plain Capers
Hammers, Tongues & A Bakewell Tart
Fieldvole Music
The Tale of Ale
Mrs Ackroyd Superstar
Masters of the Concertina
Ashley's Almanac
Dance and Drama
Authored by Ashley
Trad: arr. Hutchings
D is for Duo
C is for Collaborations
E is for Extras
S is for Swarb
Fairport - A History
Rareport Convention
A Fairport History
Classic Convention
Classic Carthy
Carthy in Company
Carthy Contemporaries
Child Carthy
Bruised & Beaten Songs
Farewell 'Farewell'
Blow Again
The Winding Road


The Ashley Hutchings Story
The Transports Book
Merrie Melodies Tunebook
Swarb! Biography
Fairport History Book
Cropredy Chronicles Book
The Carthy Chronicles Book


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Family Tree and Sgt Croppers

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This product is included in: Fairport unConventional
Fairport’s most durable songs, a top 15 based on their set-lists and their fans' Fairport Top 10s.

Some songs in the Fairport repertoire stand head and shoulders above the rest:  They are the great survivors in their repertoire, songs which have, (like the band) refused to lie down.  Add to that the results of the poll in which Fairport fans voted for their Top Ten Fairport recordings, and you have the basis of this CD:   Fifteen classic songs which, wherever the time may go, all come round again.
1 Walk awhile, Bumpers, 1970
2 John Gaudie, Bottom Line, 1998
3 Hexhamshire lass, Capital Radio, 1976 with Dan ar Bras
4 Slip jigs and reels, Oxford Apollo, 1995
5 Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman, Broughton Castle, 1982
6 Crazy Man Michael, Rehearsal Tape, 1969
7 Rosie, Melbourne Assembly Hall, 1996
8 Farewell Farewell, Fairport rehearsal tape, 1969
9 Now be thankful, BBC Sounds of the 70s, 1970
10 Hiring Fair, Cropredy, 1989
11 Stranger to himself, Live, 1974
12 Sloth, Live, 1974
13 Who knows where the time goes, BBC Radio, 1968
14 Matty Groves, specially-compiled multi-version
15 Meet on the Ledge, BBC Radio, 1968

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