Fairport Convention at St Mary’s Arts Centre
May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm£22.50
Sunday 27th May 2018
St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich, Kent
Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start
Online (Wegottickets) £22.50
Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24
On the Door £26
12 – 25 £12
Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018
“As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon” The Guardian
Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures – Fairport Convention. Britain’s best loved Folk-Rockers.
Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967’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.
Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band 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 a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road.
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.
An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter.
“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 Mirror