Much to the delight of fans and the band, Fairport Convention are back on the road again following the forced hiatus of the past year-and-a-half.
Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, and during that time, the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Autumn Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album ‘Shuffle & Go’ which was released in 2020. The tour will feature twelve dates, kicking-off in Maidenhead on Thursday 14th October, and concluding in Nuneaton on Saturday 30th October.
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.
“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
Last year saw them coming together virtually (with friends) to remind us why they deserve their high status in the music world ….
The band’s first show since last February took place on Thursday 5th August at the Brasenose Pub in Cropredy. Although this was a limited capacity venue, the show was filmed broadcasted free of charge last Saturday 14th August (when the band should be usually headlining their Fairport Cropredy Convention Festival). The show is available to watch here:
If your feet are tapping like mine, it’s time to get yourself along to a live show……
Tour dates as follows:
Thurs, 14th October 2021 – Maidenhead, Norden Farm
Fri, 15th October 2021 – Bewdley, Bewdley Festival
Sat, 16th October 2021 – Wells, Cathedral
Sun, 17th October 2021 – Stroud, The Sub Rooms
Tue, 19th October 2021 – Liverpool, The Music Room – SOLD OUT
Wed, 20th October 2021 – Northwich, The Plaza
Thurs, 21st October 2021 – Lavenham, Lavenham Church
Fri, 22nd October – Lowdham, Village Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat, 23rd October – Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton Theatre
Sun, 24th October – Tenbury Wells, Regal
Mon, 25th October – Pentyrch, Acapela Studios – SOLD OUT
Sat, 30th October – Nuneaton, Ragged Bear Festival
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….. or visit: www.fairportconvention.com where you can find all other details and ticket links.