Fairport Convention are on the road again

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention, still one of the busiest bands around, are proud to announce their 2018 UK Winter Tour.

The folk-rock legends follow a successful Golden Anniversary year in 2017 by doing what they do better than anyone else: getting back on the bus, covering the length of the UK over 28 dates and breathing new life into old and new material on the road.

Fifty years is a long time… but it passes quickly when littered with classic albums, legendary line-ups, critical acclaim and awards. The story of Fairport Convention is also chronicled in a major Sky Arts documentary as the group’s legacy continues to be celebrated.

Winners of the coveted ‘BBC Lifetime Achievement Award’, Fairport were also delighted to see their ground-breaking Leige & Lief record voted Radio 2’s ‘Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’ by listeners.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue,” declared The Guardian. “They still take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.”

“Vigorous and confident,” hailed The Mirror. “Their music still leaps around the room.”

This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent, critically-acclaimed, studio album 50:50@50. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by the wonderful singer/songwriter duo, Winter Wilson, who have become favourites on the folk scene in the UK and as far away as Australia.

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.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

Artists’ website: http://www.fairportconvention.com/

Wintour dates:

18 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal
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01962 840440

20 Feb 2018
The Maltings
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01252 745444

21 Feb 2018
Corn Exchange
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01392 665866

22 Feb 2018
Tunbridge Wells
Assembly Hall Theatre
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01892 530613

23 Feb 2018
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
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01284 758000

24 Feb 2018
St Albans
The Alban Arena
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01727 844488

25 Feb 2018
The Artrix
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01527 577330