The album continued Thompson's working relationship with American producer Mitchell Froom, who had taken over the role from Richard's old Fairport Convention colleague Joe Boyd.
The folk-rock legend's Irish dates precede his extensive 13 Rivers UK tour which runs through October and November 2018.
With a new album in the wings, the world-renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter hits the road for a 19-date trek with support from Joan Shelley.
Early Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews has a new line-up of Matthews Southern Comfort, whose album Like A Radio is released on 24 February 2018.
Fairport Convention's 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the 28 July 2017 release of a 7CD box set, Come All Ye, and vinyl reissue of Liege & Lief.
The current line-up of Fairport Convention will reunite with almost all their surviving former members at their Cropredy Convention from 10-12 August 2017.
Richard Thompson will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement title at the second annual UK Americana Awards in February, 2017.
John Martyn's Solid Air, released in 1973, is now deservedly viewed among the greatest British albums of all time, but was overlooked upon its release.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours have recognised traditional English music with the award of an MBE to Ashley Hutchings.
The life of Sandy Denny is remembered in a new biography by British music writer Mick Houghton, to be launched with a live music event in London on March 3.
Richard & Linda Thompson and various members of their family feature under the name Thompson on the upcoming 'Family' album.
While there have been numerous apostles there's a select band who have been elevated to status of Guitar God – who are they and what makes them so special?
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Not only did some of the most important British folk records come out on one label, Island, but also one producer, Joe Boyd, was responsible for them all.