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Fairport Convention Announce 2022 Winter Tour Celebrating 55 Year Anniversary

Nov 23, 2021

Iconic UK Folk Rockers Fairport Convention are celebrating their monumental 55 year anniversary with their first Winter Tour in 2 years, taking in 30 dates throughout the UK.

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.

2022’s Winter Tour will present 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.

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.

The band would have usually headlined their annual Cropredy Convention in August, however, due to Covid restrictions, the festival was postponed in both 2020 & 2021.

Never willing to admit defeat, the band played an exclusive gig at The Brasenose Arms in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, on 5th August 2021. Attendance was restricted to 300 loyal fans, who braved the rain for the band’s first performance in over 18 months. The show was recorded and broadcasted on YouTube and played out over the usual festival weekend.

 

Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2022

Fri, 28th Jan 2022
Belfast
The Black Box

Sat, 29th Jan 2022
Dublin
Tradfest 

Wed, 02nd Feb 2022
Tewkesbury
The Roses Theatre 

Thur, 03rd Feb 2022
Exeter
The Corn Exchange 

Fri, 04th Feb 2022
Swansea
Taliesin Theatre

Sat, 05th Feb 2022
Bath
The Forum 

Sun, 06th Feb 2022
Winchester
Theatre Royal 

Tue, 08th Feb 2022
Solihull
The Core 

Wed, 09th Feb 2022
Lincoln
New Theatre Royal 

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

Fri, 11th Feb 2022
Leeds
City Varieties Music Hall 

Sat, 12th Feb 2022
Bridlington
Spa Centre Theatre 

Sun, 13th Feb 2022
Manchester
RNCM Theatre

Tue, 15th Feb 2022
Canterbury
Colyer-Fergusson Hall 

Wed, 16th Feb 202
Bexhill
De La Warr Pavilion 

Thur, 17th Feb 2022
Worthing
The Connaught Theatre 

Fri, 18th Feb 2022
London
Union Chapel 

Sat, 19th Feb 2022
East Grinstead
Chequer Mead Theatre 

Sun, 20th Feb 2022
Loughborough
Town Hall

Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
Milton Keynes
The Stables 

Wed, 23rd Feb 2022
Peterborough
Key Theatre 

Thur, 24th Feb 2022
St Albans
St Albans Arena 

Fri, 25th Feb 2022
Wimborne
The Tivoli Theatre 

Sat, 26th Feb 2022
Farnham
The Maltings 

Sun, 27th Feb 2022
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex

Tue, 01st March 2022
Walsall
Walsall Arena

Wed, 02nd March 2022
Whitley Bay
Playhouse 

Thur, 03rd March 2022
Morecambe
The Platform 

Fri, 04th March 2022
Southport
The Atkinson Theatre 

Sat, 05th March 2022
Buxton
Arts Centre 

For further information and ticket links visit: https://www.fairportconvention.com/

 

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