After more than fifty years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion
for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the
band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a
fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire.
Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport
Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five
decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still
vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with
Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long
career. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award,
Radio 2 listeners have voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege &
Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’, and their story
and music frequently features on radio and television.
The concert will also feature an opening performance by special guests
The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland,
brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers,
instrumentalists and song-writers.
The current Fairport line-up features Simon Nicol on guitar and
vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle,
mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums
“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
The Key Theatre
Tuesday 5 February at 7:30pm
£26.50 Full Price (inc fees)
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