Ahead of a landmark year in their storied history, British folk legends Fairport Convention are bringing their Spring Tour to Liverpool in May.
In 2017, the iconic band will be celebrating 50 golden years of making music and performing live. Every spring the group undertake a nationwide UK tour, which this year features them playing material from their latest album Myths and Heroes along with old favourites drawn from their extensive repertoire.
The band will be visiting Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s fabulous new Music Room on the evening of Wednesday 11th May 2016. Normally found at festivals or large concert halls, this is an extremely rare opportunity to get up close with one of the UK’s most influential folk-rock groups.
The band are credited with creating British folk–rock music with their iconic albumLiege and Lief, which BBC Radio 2 listeners voted ‘the most influential folk album of all time”. They have also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC in recognition of the band members’ legendary careers.
Fairport’s line up for this year’s tour is founder member Simon Nicol on guitars and vocal, Dave Pegg (who joined in 1969) on bass, mandoline and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin, multi-instrumentalist Chris Leslie on vocals , violin, mandoline, bouzouki, whistles and harmonica and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
The band have also organised their own festival in Oxfordshire for over 35 years – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – which takes place this year on 11th, 12th and 13th August and attracts an audience of around 20,000 people from the world over.
An evening of great music, entertaining anecdotes and amusing interludes is guaranteed for audiences across the the country.
“Fairport Convention are a national treasure” – The Times.
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