Moat on the Ledge: Live at Broughton Castle, August '81

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Moat on the Ledge
Live album by
Recorded15 August 1981
GenreFolk rock
ProducerSimon Nicol, Dave Pegg
Fairport Convention chronology
Farewell Farewell
Moat on the Ledge
Gladys' Leap
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Moat on the Ledge: Live at Broughton Castle, August '81 is a live folk rock album by Fairport Convention. The album was produced by Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg.

The album was recorded during an early reunion festival, held at Broughton Castle in August 1981, before that event finally settled in its current Cropredy venue.[2] It features a reunion appearance by Richard Thompson and the first public performance in some years by Judy Dyble.

It was originally released in 1982 as Woodworm WR001 (the number appeared on the label but not the sleeve), it has had various reissues, most recently on the 2003 Talking Elephant CD TECD052.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Walk Awhile" (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 4:08
  2. "Country Pie" (Bob Dylan) – 3:23
  3. "Rosie" (Swarbrick) – 4:15
  4. "Matty Groves" (Traditional, arrangement by Fairport Convention) – 9:30
Side 2
  1. "Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:25
  2. "Poor Will and the Hangman" (Thompson, Swarbrick) – 5:37
  3. "The Brilliancy Medley" / "Cherokee Shuffle" (Trad., arr. Fairport) – 3:27
  4. "Woman or a Man" (Thompson) – 3:20
  5. "High School Confidential" (Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Hargrave) – 4:20


Guest musicians


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Humphries, Patrick (1982). Meet on the Ledge - a history of Fairport Convention. London: Eel Pie. p. 103. ISBN 0-906008-46-8.