Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.
This year’s Spring Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some exciting new material.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major television documentary on BBC Four.
Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue… (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian
“Vigorous and confident… the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror
Running time approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.