Bath Forum, Bath.
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty 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.
This year's Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and
new material and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much lauded album
?Full House' and Dave 'Peggy' Pegg's membership in the band!
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 BBC Four 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.
Special Guests for the tour are the award winning duo 'Smith and Brewer', whose
close harmonies and guitar playing will delight all.
'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