FAIRPORT CONVENTION 2017 WINTOUR
Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this
golden anniversary concert.
Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in
1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and
numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has
To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled
50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as
long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.
The concert will also feature an opening performance by Sally Barker,
one of England’s most talented singer-songwriters. Sally came to prominence
in the all-girl folk group The Poozies but is best known for her appearances on
the BBC TV talent show The Voice where she sang on Sir Tom Jones’ team.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career.
The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners
voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk
Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and
Fairport Convention’s line-up is 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
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