Ric was born on 8 December 1952 and brought up in Birmingham. He joined Fairport Convention in 1985.
The violin was Ric's first love and he took up the instrument as a youngster. His first professional engagement was in 1972, touring Europe with Stomu Yamashta's Red Buddah Theatre.
During the mid-1970s Ric was in demand as a jazz soloist and worked with, among others, Michael Garrick, Johnny Patrick and legendary jazz pianist Jaques Dieval.
In the late 1970s, Ric pursued… read more