The original was on the 1970s glam-rock pacesetters' 1971 UK No. 1 album Electric Warrior.
Other winners at the fourth annual event included Joe Boyd, Courtney Marie Andrews, Brandi Carlile and Ben Glover.
It was the first Fairport album to feature Sandy Denny's unforgettable vocals and her addition to their songwriting talent pool.
The group's persuasive folk-rock sound was first heard on record on their self-titled debut album of January 1967.
The peerless troubadour passed away on 29 January 2009, soon after being appointed an OBE.
After more than a quarter-century of recording, the British singer-guitarist made the UK album top 30 as a solo artist for the first time, with 'Mirror Blue.'
For Martin Luther King Day, the 'Songs Of Protest and Progress' playlist features an uplifting selection of poignant music from the Concord Music catalogue.
Richie Havens recorded some wonderful albums for Verve Records prior to appearing at Woodstock, but it was the festival that defined his career.
The singer's final album in her first spell with Fairport Convention became a folk music cornerstone.
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the endlessly-covered 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe.'
Fairport themselves will open the festival on the Thursday with an acoustic show, and will be the closing headliners on the Saturday with a two-hour set.
The 11-song set will feature the band's eclectic pop, blues and bluegrass-influenced sound on the follow-up to 2016's 'Deep Waters.'
With his captivating use of melodic textures, mesmerising fingerpicking and masterful use of lyric, Nick Drake's legend continues to loom large.
Denny was one of Britain’s finest vocal talents, and the aura around her has only enhanced since her passing.
The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.
Erudite, unafraid of asking the big questions, and ever evolving to follow her creative muse, Laura Marling is the natural successor to Joni Mitchell.