Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating the British folk-rock genre, 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 from their most recent studio album ?Myths And Heroes? which was released in 2015. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by Brighouse-based singer-songwriter Roger Davies whose quirky and entertaining songs reflect his love of Yorkshire and its people.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has 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 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.
?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