Fathers of folk-rock mark 45 years with family bash

CROPREDY, England (Reuters) – What better way for the founding fathers of British folk-rock to celebrate 45 years as a band than with an intimate gathering of 20,000 friends and family? Fairport Convention’s annual festival, held in the Oxfordshire village of Cropredy over three days last week, has been a fixture for fans of Britain’s unique brand of electric folk music since their “final” outdoor concert there in 1979. …