Classic Fairport Convention reunite for Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman

Fairport Convention

Richard Thompson and Dave Mattacks reunite with their old Fairport Convention on this new live take on Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman.

They join Simon Nicholl, Dave Pegg and Chris Leslie from the current line up of the band, recorded at last year's Cropredy Festival and taken from the band's new live album What We Did On Our Saturday, which in time honoured tradition saw the band reunte with many past members.

"The totality of the performance at Cropredy in August 2017, with  the band playing tribute to itself from the strong base of the existing membership speaks for itself - but this recreation of a classic rarity from forty-eight years earlier sums it up best for       me," Simon Nicholl tells Prog. "I’m so proud of what we continue to achieve together and individually".

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.