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Fairport Convention Announce Winter 2023 UK Tour – with Very Special Guest on Drummer’s Stool

Nov 26, 2022

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over 56 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.  Their annual Fairport Cropedy Convention* has attracted critical acclaim and the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.  BBC 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 documentary on Sky Arts television. 

Kicking off at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury on 1st February, the nationwide jaunt will take in 24 dates across the country.   Featuring Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Ric Sanders on violin, they will be joined by special guest Dave Mattacks taking up residence back on the drum stool he vacated in 1998.

Mattacks featured as Fairport Convention’s longstanding drummer throughout most of the 70s, 80s and 90s. His drumming skills have been in demand ever since. Mattacks has contributed to numerous studio recordings by the likes of Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Elton John and Nick Drake.

The Winter 2023 tour will take in over 24 dates across England and Wales, before winding up at The Connaught in Worthing on Sunday 5th March

2023 will see Fairport Convention celebrate 56 years in business, and whilst the band has seen many changes in that time, one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance. With more than half a century’s back catalogue to choose from, every show is a tour de force of British folk rock.



“Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down.”   – The Guardian

Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2023

Wed, 01st Feb 2023
Tewkesbury
The Roses Theatre
– TICKETS

Thu, 02nd Feb 2023
Exeter
Corn Exchange – TICKETS

Fri, 03rd Feb 2023
Swindon
Wyvern Theatr
e – TICKETS

Sat, 04th Feb 2023
Southampton
Turner Sims
– TICKETS

Sun, 05th Feb 2023
Oxford
Oxford Playhouse
 – TICKETS

Tue, 07th Feb 2023
Milton Keynes
The Stables – TICKETS


Wed, 08th Feb 2023
Newcastle-under-Lyme
New Vic Theatre – TICKETS


Fri, 10th Feb 2023
Farnham
The Maltings
– TICKETS

Sat, 11th Feb 2023
Canterbury
The Gulbenkian
– TICKETS

Sun, 12th Feb 2023
East Grinstead
Chequer Mead
– TICKETS

Tue, 14th Feb 2023
Harrogate
Royal Hall – TICKETS


Wed, 15th Feb 2023
Solihull 
The Core – TICKETS


Thu, 16th Feb 2023
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
– TICKETS

Fri, 17th Feb 2023
Harpenden
The EMC
– TICKETS

Sat, 18th Feb 2023
Bath
The Foru
m – TICKETS

Tue, 21st Feb 2023
Lincoln
Drill Hall
– TICKETS

Wed, 22nd Feb 2023
Buxton
Arts Centre
– TICKETS

Thu, 23rd Feb 2023
Southport
The Atkinson
– TICKETS

Sun, 26th Feb 2023
Manchester
RNCM Theatre – TICKETS


Tue, 28th Feb 2023
Hayes
The Beck Theatre
– TICKETS

Thu, 02nd March 2023
London
Union Chapel – TICKETS


Fri, 03rd March 2023
Southend
Palace Theatre – TICKETS


Sat, 04th March 2023
Stratford
The Playhouse
– TICKETS

Sun, 05th March 2023
Worthing
The Connaught – TICKETS




*Cropredy is a pretty village five miles north of Banbury in Oxfordshire. Every August, its inhabitants welcome an invasion of up to 20,000 music-lovers for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. 

For further information please visit: www.fairportconvention.com

Or you can visit their social media pages:

Fairport Convention on Facebook
Fairport Convention on Twitter


 

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