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Fairport Convention

Saturday 9th February 2013

Selling Fast

Fake Thackray (Jake Thackray Tribute Act)

At St. George's Church

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £20 / £22

Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention is celebrating it’s forty-fifth anniversary as one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

This intimate show will feature songs from Fairport’s most recent studio album, the critically acclaimed Festival Bell. But the band has a vast repertoire to draw on and this concert will include favourites chosen by audiences as well as the new material. There will also be an opening set from gifted singer-songwriter Kieron Goss.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention will surprise and delight you.