Thurs 11 Feb 2021, The Core Theatre music
Originators of British folk-rock music.
This show was cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations but we’re delighted to have rescheduled to this new date. If you can attend that’s great simply write the new date on your tickets (same seats as previously) and write it in your diary! If you bought online/phone and don’t have your tickets, they’re still with us and can be collected any time after we re-open including just prior to the (new) show.
If you can’t attend, you’re entitled to a refund. All ticketholders will receive a letter from us, outlining refund options, so please wait for your letter as we have a lot of shows to refund.
Please bear with us at this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Core Theatre next season.
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released in 2020.
Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio
2 listeners voted their groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
Special Guest for the Tour is Singer / Songwriter - Luke Jackson. Luke is a wonderful performer gaining much recognition for his recorded work as well as touring the UK, Europe, and America relentlessly.
"Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act,
Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down." The Guardian
"Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band." Folk & Tumble