Header

FESTIVAL BELL

Fairport Convention

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Fairport Convention Festival Bell album cover
2.44 | 4 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy FAIRPORT CONVENTION Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mercy Bay (6:46)
2. Rui's Guitar (4:39)
3. Danny Jack's Chase (3:55)
4. Reunion Hill (4:52)
5. Wouldn't Say No (4:20)
6. Around the Wild Cape Horn (5:07)
7. Celtic Moon (5:10)
8. Ukulele Central (4:17)
9. Albert And Ted (2:38)
10. Darkside Wood (4:49)
11. London Apprentice (3:50)
12. Rising for the Moon (4:30)
13. Danny Jack's Reward (4:37)
14. The Festival Bell (2:58)

Total Time 59:04

Lyrics

Search FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Bell lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Bell tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Simon Nicol / guitars, vocals
- Dave Pegg / bass, vocals
- Chris Leslie / mandolin, fiddle, vocals
- Ric Sanders / fiddle
- Gerry Conway / drums

Guest musicians:
- Frank Skinner / banjo ukulele (8)
- Joe Brown / ukulele, backing vocals (8)

Releases information

Released: January, 2011
Label: Matty Grooves

Thanks to Rune2000 for the addition
Edit this entry

FAIRPORT CONVENTION MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Bell Music


Liege & LiefLiege & Lief
A&M 1990
Audio CD$4.62
$4.61 (used)
UnhalfbrickingUnhalfbricking
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Island UK 2003
Audio CD$5.04
$6.00 (used)
History ofHistory of
Import
Island UK 1995
Audio CD$3.24
$10.00 (used)
What We Did on Our HolidaysWhat We Did on Our Holidays
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Island UK 2003
Audio CD$5.04
$4.13 (used)
Full HouseFull House
Import · Remastered
Island UK 2001
Audio CD$4.77
$3.82 (used)
fairport convention LPfairport convention LP
COTILLION
Vinyl$14.98 (used)
Rising for the MoonRising for the Moon
Import
Universal Import 2013
Audio CD$15.63
$22.91 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-IN REAL TIME / LIVE 87 LP-FOLK ROCK US $28.12 Buy It Now 1h 2m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-GLADY'S LEAP LP-FOLK ROCK-EXCELLENT US $18.73 Buy It Now 1h 12m
History of Fairport Convention 8-track EXCELLENT with case, sleeve. US $39.99 Buy It Now 1h 29m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Liege & Lief 1969 FOLK ROCK Sandy Denny Gatefold LP US $13.99 Buy It Now 1h 48m
Fairport Convention - Heyday: Bbc Radio Sessions 1968-69 CD US $17.26 Buy It Now 5h 19m
1975 - FAIRPORT CONVENTION - UK Tour Dates - Press Advertisment Poster Size US $15.34 Buy It Now 5h 34m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Angel Delight LP EX- UK Original Pink Rim Island 1971 US $25.57 Buy It Now 6h 39m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - NINE [FAIRPORT CONVENTION] - NEW CD US $11.25 Buy It Now 7h 28m
Maidstone 1970 [LP] by Fairport Convention (Vinyl 180gr, Nov-2009, Vinyl Lovers US $25.85 Buy It Now 7h 30m
PROMO WHITE LABEL / FAIRPORT CONVENTION UNHALFBRICKING US $79.99 Buy It Now 7h 31m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-Unhalfbricking -Heavyweight Vinyl LP - Brand New, still seal US $28.12 Buy It Now 7h 35m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - LIVE (IMPORT) NEW CD US $60.94 Buy It Now 8h 20m
Fairport Convention / Live In CD US $18.72 Buy It Now 8h 27m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Glady's Leap. Rare German pressing Vinyl LP. A1 cond! US $16.21 Buy It Now 8h 30m
R2 Un-Herd 34 16-trk CD Fairport Convention Saw Doctors Rebekah Findlay US $8.51 Buy It Now 8h 47m
ROCKnREEL Un-Herd 10 12trk CD NEW Fairport Convention Julie Fowlis Show Of Hands US $8.51 Buy It Now 8h 47m
Winter Folk NEW & SEALED CD ( Fairport Convention Albion Band ) US $6.74 Buy It Now 9h 8m
Fairport Convention - The Wood And The Wire - TECD082 US $13.43 Buy It Now 9h 14m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - BABBACOME LEE - BONUS TRACKS (IMPORT) NEW CD US $17.07 Buy It Now 10h 18m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - ON THE LEDGE: 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - NEW CD BOXSET US $15.98 Buy It Now 10h 32m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - FROM CROPREDY TO PORTMEIRION (NEW SEALED) CD Live Folk US $6.81 Buy It Now 11h 47m
CD-Fairport Convention-Encore Encore 70's 80's UK folk psych US $15.00 Buy It Now 11h 52m
3 FAIRPORT CONVENTION LP'S Rising for the Moon Chronicles Expletive Delighted US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $24.00 Buy It Now
11h 56m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION---NINE.....1973 A&M WLP.......RARE.......MINT US $9.85 [0 bids]
US $12.81 Buy It Now
11h 56m
SANDY DENNY North Star Grassman & The Ravens LP Fairport Convention FOTHERINGAY US $17.99 Buy It Now 11h 58m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - 1976 - "goltle o'geer" NG US $6.79 [0 bids]
11h 59m
The History of Fairport Convention Thai Cassette Seal OOP 3 USD SHIP WORLDWIDE US $14.99 Buy It Now 12h 23m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION "From Cropredy to Portmeirion" 2007 Eagle BRAND NEW/SEALED US $7.99 Buy It Now 12h 31m
Fairport Chronicles by Fairport Convention US $7.67 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
12h 47m
PROMO WHITE LABEL / FAIRPORT CONVENTION / 1ST ORG GATEF US $499.99 Buy It Now 13h 3m
Fairport Convention - Babbacombe Lee [CD New] US $9.58 Buy It Now 13h 19m
Fairport Convention - Heyday: Bbc Radio Sessions 1968-69 [CD New] US $7.25 Buy It Now 13h 19m
MOJO Magazine CD Bob Dylan Covered John Martyn Fairport Convention Conor Oberst US $8.51 Buy It Now 13h 23m
Fairport Convention -- New - Never Played - Promo US $9.97 Buy It Now 13h 40m
Fairport Convention Anthology CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 13h 51m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION? /? Tipplers Tales ?JAPAN CD Mini-LP w/OBI UICY-93254 US $37.00 Buy It Now 13h 54m
Fairport Convention - Dirty Linen-Live At The Marlowe Theatre [CD New] US $10.97 Buy It Now 13h 58m
SANDY DENNY like an old fashioned waltz ICL-61 japan org LP fairport convention US $39.99 Buy It Now 14h 13m
Fairport Convention The Airing Cupboard Tapes 71-74 CD NEW SEALED Folk US $8.51 Buy It Now 14h 29m
Essential British Folk 40 SONGS Best Music FAIRPORT CONVENTION New Sealed 2 CD US $5.99 [0 bids]
14h 38m
BUNCH Rock On FAIRPORT CONVENTION Sandy Denny WLP NM US $24.99 Buy It Now 14h 52m
Fairport Convention - Sense Of Occasion [CD New] US $26.99 Buy It Now 14h 56m
Fairport Convention LIVE Folk Rock LP UK US $23.99 Buy It Now 15h 5m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - DIRTY LINEN: LIVE AT THE MARLOWE THEATRE NEW CD US $18.61 Buy It Now 15h 18m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION "FULL HOUSE" 1970 PROMO A&M RECORDS SP 4265 VG+ CONDITION US $14.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
15h 40m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION UNHALFBRICKING ISLAND UK 1970 HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL ALL NR. MINT US $42.65 [1 bids]
15h 48m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION HISTORY OF CD GOLD DISC FREE P+P! US $153.51 Buy It Now 16h 18m
Fairport Convention / In Real Time / Live 87 / 1987 MINT SEALED LP US $15.95 Buy It Now 16h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - TIPPLER'S TALES - NEW CD US $11.06 Buy It Now 16h 24m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - A FAIRPORT LIVE CONVENTION - NEW CD US $11.98 Buy It Now 16h 29m
Fairport Convention In Real Time Live Jazz 12" LP 1987 Island Records VG++ Wax US $2.99 [0 bids]
16h 34m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-THE BONNY BUNCH OF ROSES( UK GATEFOLD)EXCELLENT+ VINYL US $17.04 Buy It Now 16h 39m
Fairport Convention : Unhalfbricking CD (1991) US $10.00 Buy It Now 16h 52m
Angel Delight Fairport Convention Audio CD US $14.89 Buy It Now 17h 31m
Full House Fairport Convention Audio CD US $14.89 Buy It Now 17h 54m
Heyday -The BBC Sessions 1968 -1969 / Extended Fairport Convention Audio CD US $14.89 Buy It Now 17h 55m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Farewell Farewell LP *Excellent* US $30.71 Buy It Now 18h 5m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION History Of 2LP in gatefold sleeve with booklet *Excellent* US $27.29 Buy It Now 18h 5m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION In Real Time - Live '87 LP *Excellent* US $18.76 Buy It Now 18h 5m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION 25th Anniversary Concert. Ace 2CD US $20.99 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Airing Cupboard Tapes 71-74. Ace CD US $14.49 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Cropredy 2002. Ace 2CD US $20.99 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION From Cropredy To Portmeirion. Ace US $14.49 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Moat On The Ledge. Ace CD US $14.49 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Old New Borrowed Blue. Ace CD US $14.49 Buy It Now 18h 20m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Who Knows? Woodworm Archives 1. Ace US $14.49 Buy It Now 18h 20m
Richard Thompson Live 1977 London Rare Import CD Fairport Convention US $249.99 Buy It Now 18h 33m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION The 35th Anniversary Album 2x Vinyl LP RSD 2014 NEW US $51.16 Buy It Now 20h 5m
Richard Thompson Henry the Human Fly! LP WLP '72 Fairport Convention PROMO rare! US $85.00 Buy It Now 20h 6m
Ashley Hutchings CD The Guv'nor Vol 3 sealed new Fairport Convention Albion Band US $22.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
20h 40m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION "GOTTLE O' GEER" LP IN SHRINK WRAP US $14.99 Buy It Now 20h 43m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Angel Delight WHITE LABEL PROMO lp US $16.99 Buy It Now 21h 20m
Fairport Convention CD Red & Gold Hard To Find US $3.98 Buy It Now 21h 23m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Fairport Chronicles 2-LP A&M SP 3530 (1976) NM album US $6.97 Buy It Now 21h 32m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Nine LP A&M SP 3603 (1973) VG+ album Dave Swarbrick US $4.79 Buy It Now 21h 34m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - COLLECTED NEW CD US $37.08 Buy It Now 22h 18m
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS 5. Ace CD, Fairport Convention Albion Band US $12.99 Buy It Now 22h 18m
Fairport Convention Nine LP vinyl Island UK US $11.49 Buy It Now 22h 32m
The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone - Dave Pegg 1983 UK vinyl fairport convention US $19.95 Buy It Now 22h 39m
Fairport Convention Dave Swarbrick & Friends 1979 vinyl Martin Carthy Dave Pegg US $14.95 Buy It Now 22h 41m
Fairport Convention RISING FOR THE MOON LP Island ILPS-1313 1975) Sandy Denny US $13.99 Buy It Now 23h
SMOKE FAIRIES 'Simple Feeling 7" white vinyl fairport convention RARE 500 made US $39.99 Buy It Now 23h 9m
FAIRPORT CONVENTION: JOHN LEE & THE TIME IS NEAR; A&M 1348 VG++ W.L. PROMO 45 US $11.00 Buy It Now 23h 11m
Fairport Convention 1982 NM IMPORT Vertigo Record Volume 56 Historia De La Music US $20.00 Buy It Now 23h 46m
Fairport Convention - Liege And Lief CD Neuf US $8.33 Buy It Now 23h 52m
In Real Time: Live '87 - Fairport Convention (Cassette 1988, Island) NEW Shrink US $11.04 Buy It Now 1 day
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Full House 1st US press LP A&M tan label Richard Thompson US $14.95 [0 bids]
1 day
RICHARD THOMPSON Across A Crowded Room. BGO CD Fairport Convention US $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RICHARD THOMPSON Daring Adventures. BGO CD Fairport Convention US $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-THE HISTORY OF FAIRPORT CONVENTION-JAPAN SHM-CD D50 US $20.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVE SWARBRICK Swarbrick / Swarbrick 2 / Smiddyburn. BGO 2CD Fairport Convention US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT 1st Album/Second Spring. BGO CD, Fairport Convention US $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
IAIN (IAN) MATTHEWS, Skeleton Keys, CD (FAIRPORT CONVENTION) US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
FAIRPORT CONVENTION RHYTHM OF THE TIMES ULTRA RARE SEALED CD!! US $27.23 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention - Meet On The Ledge: The Collection CD US $12.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention - Babbacombe Lee CD US $15.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention - Dirty Linen: Live At The Marlowe Theatre CD US $15.13 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention - Sense Of Occasion CD US $27.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention Amazing Blondel City Hall, Hull 23/10/70 concert Poster US $85.17 Buy It Now 1 day
Fairport Convention LP The Bonny Bunch Of Roses 1977 UK Vertigo VG+/VG++ US $6.50 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy FAIRPORT CONVENTION music online Buy FAIRPORT CONVENTION & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for FAIRPORT CONVENTION DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Bell ratings distribution


2.44
(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (33%)
33%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

FAIRPORT CONVENTION Festival Bell reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars From the Northwest Passage to Cape Horn

This is the latest studio album at the time of writing by Fairport Convention. It continues in the venerable tradition that the band has been following since the 80's with albums such as Red And Gold, The Five Seasons, The Jewel In The Crown, Who Knows Where The Time Goes? and Over The Next Hill. This is not only the most stable period in the band's long history, but also in my opinion the strongest. Festival Bell is however not up to par with these preceding albums even if it does have a couple of strong tracks.

There are many songs in Fairport Convention's catalogue that pertain to the sea. Here there are two of those in Mercy Bay and The Wild Cape Horn, both songs telling stories of dangerous and arduous sea journeys. The former tells the story of a crew trying to find the Northwest Passage. This very good song is one of the few highlights of this album and it would have fitted very nicely on some of the aforementioned albums. Excellent storytelling through music, evoking images of an icy, foreboding world depressingly far away from England's green. The Wild Cape Horn is also one of the better songs here and this one tells the story of a sailor rounding the notorious Cape Horn.

There are two instrumentals having the name of Danny Jack in the title. The up-tempo Danny Jack's Chase is another highlight. Its companion Danny Jack's Reward is somewhat less memorable, but perhaps the most "progressive" piece of this album together with the brief Albert & Ted, these allowing for a bit more instrumental workouts including a bass solo. The rest of the album is filled with rather standard Fairport Convention numbers, some of which are good and others (including the title track) are rather bland. It sometimes feels as if they are just going through the motions, cruising on autopilot, making decent but predictable music. The second half of the album is relatively weak, and the first real embarrassment is Ukelele Central, an awful ditty performed on that despicable instrument. There is also a re-make of Rising For The Moon, originally sung by Sandy Denny on the album of that name. This version is neither here nor there. I think that this album could easily have been made shorter by dropping a few of the weakest tracks.

Despite some good moments, Festival Bell is an average album and not the best place to begin with latter day Fairport Convention. Start instead with some of the albums I mentioned above, particularly the excellent (and weakly conceptual) Jewel In The Crown.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to SouthSideoftheSky (BETA) | Report this review (#956067) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, May 09, 2013

Latest members reviews

3 stars Fairport Convention has sung for fourty-six years now and they still have a nice flow in their music. The band is made up by Simon Nicol, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Gerry Conway and Dave Pegg. Even if this is good music, there isn't what they were in the late sixties and early seventies. I heard ... (read more)

Report this review (#952388) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Wednesday, May 01, 2013 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of FAIRPORT CONVENTION "Festival Bell"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.34 seconds