Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017
“As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon” The Guardian
Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.
To mark it’s fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it’s long career. The band 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 and music has often featured on radio and television.
Fairport Convention’s line-up is 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.
Debs Earl from Folk in the Barn….
‘It’s been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we’re thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich.’
Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences. It’s been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he’s moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career. However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys.