Fairport Convention – Winter Tour details

Fairport Convention

Having entertained music lovers for over half a century, 2022 sees Fairport Convention celebrate the 55th anniversary of the band’s original formation back in 1967. During that time, the group that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.

The band’s original members met in 1966, rehearsing on the floor above Simon Nicol’s father’s medical practice in a house named ‘Fairport’ in Muswell Hill, London. The building’s name would lend itself to the band’s moniker upon their 1967 formation.

This year’s Winter Tour has just kicked off and presents a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from releases old and new, including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020.

Fresh off of the back of their hugely successful Autumn live dates, the upcoming tour will see the band play iconic venues such as London’s Union Chapel, Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music and the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds.

Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief  ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.

Joining the band on the tour will be special guest singer/songwriter Luke Jackson – a wonderful performer gaining much recognition for his recorded work, as well as his live performances touring the UK, Europe, and America.

Drawing on his personal experiences, family life, and a number of poignant stories, Jackson’s album ‘Journals‘ won Fatea’s Album of the Year Award in 2020.

Artists’ website: www.fairportconvention.com

‘Walk Awhile’ (and a very long introduction) – live:

Fairport Convention Winter tour 2022

Wed, 02nd Feb 2022
Tewkesbury
The Roses Theatre – TICKETS

Thur, 03rd Feb 2022
Exeter
The Corn Exchange – TICKETS

Fri, 04th Feb 2022
Swansea
Taliesin Theatre – TICKETS

Sat, 05th Feb 2022
Bath
The Forum – TICKETS

Sun, 06th Feb 2022
Winchester
Theatre Royal – TICKETS

Tue, 08th Feb 2022
Solihull
The Core – TICKETS

Wed, 09th Feb 2022
Lincoln
New Theatre Royal – TICKETS

Thur, 10th Feb 2022
Stockton-on-Tees
ARC – TICKETS

Fri, 11th Feb 2022
Leeds
City Varieties Music Hall – TICKETS

Sat, 12th Feb 2022
Bridlington
Spa Centre Theatre – TICKETS

Sun, 13th Feb 2022
Manchester
RNCM Theatre – TICKETS

Tue, 15th Feb 2022
Canterbury
Colyer-Fergusson Hall – TICKETS

Wed, 16th Feb 2022
Bexhill
De La Warr Pavilion – TICKETS

Thur, 17th Feb 2022
Worthing
The Connaught Theatre – TICKETS

Fri, 18th Feb 2022
London
Union Chapel – TICKETS

Sat, 19th Feb 2022
East Grinstead
Chequer Mead Theatre – TICKETS

Sun, 20th Feb 2022
Loughborough
Town Hall – TICKETS

Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
Milton Keynes
The Stables – TICKETS

Wed, 23rd Feb 2022
Peterborough
Key Theatre – TICKETS

Thur, 24th Feb 2022
St Albans
St Albans Arena – TICKETS

Fri, 25th Feb 2022
Wimborne
The Tivoli Theatre – TICKETS

Sat, 26th Feb 2022
Farnham
The Maltings – TICKETS

Sun, 27th Feb 2022
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex – TICKETS

Tue, 01st March 2022
Walsall
Walsall Arena – TICKETS

Wed, 02nd March 2022
Whitley Bay
Playhouse – TICKETS

Thur, 03rd March 2022
Morecambe
The Platform – TICKETS

Fri, 04th March 2022
Southport
The Atkinson Theatre – TICKETS

Sat, 05th March 2022
Buxton
Arts Centre – TICKETS

 


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