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Fairport Convention Celebrate 55th Anniversary With Winter Tour



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.


This year's Winter Tour has just kicked off and presents 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.


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.


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.


Drawing on his personal experiences, family life, and a number of poignant stories, Jackson's album 'Journals' won Fatea's Album of the Year Award in 2020.

Fairport Convention Winter tour 2022

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 2022

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



Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty-five 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. Next year's winter tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and the new material from their most recent studio album Shuffle & Go.


Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; 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. 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.


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