Fairport Convention at The Y Theatre

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Y Theatre
7 East St
City Centre, Leicester LE1 6EY
Ally Goodman
0116 255 6507

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.

To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.  Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career.

The band 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 and music has often featured on radio and television.

Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Peggon bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders onviolin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Please note this is a seated performance.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue… (they) take chances andclearly enjoy themselves.”
The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident…the music leapt around the room.”
The Mirror

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