Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, having formed in 1967.
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 Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new. 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 and Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. Fairport will be joined on stage by former member Dave Mattacks on drums. "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 is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band." - Folk & Tumble Visit Fairport Convention’s website or find them on Facebook Starts: 7.30pm (Support. Main act due on stage approx. 8pm) Tickets: £30 Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Prices include £2 booking fee This event is promoted by The Apex
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