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Fairport Convention

May 15th 2018 @ The Old Courts

Wigan, United Kingdom
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About Fairport Convention
Genres:
Folk
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
7:30 PM
The Old Courts
Wigan, United Kingdom
24 RSVPs
Rarely can so many superlatives be used to describe a band. The Old Courts are delighted to welcome true folk royalty.Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty 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.This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. 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.“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The MirrorApprox. Stage Times:Fairport Convention - 8:30pmWatch them here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrW46qP4mw&t=966s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it7BP5PckI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGeBDY71bo
Over 14's with an AdultTuesday 15th May 2018 | Entrance 4: The Theatre | Doors 19:30pmTickets £20 in advance / £23 on the door
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About Fairport Convention
Genres:
Folk
Fan Live Reviews
May 11th 2017
Excellent performance, haven't seen them before and was worried they wouldn't be as good as they were 50 yrs ago but they were fab! Just a shame Sandy Denny wasn't still with us 😦