Sold Out: Fairport Convention Plus Plumhall
THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY - 7:30 PM
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‘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
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, having formed in 1967. The band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.
Tonight’s visit presents a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.
Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking 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, and Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. Fairport will be joined on stage by former member Dave Mattacks on drums.
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
Support tonight comes from the brilliant PLUMHALL (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall). Using a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments (occasionally with electronica), they create breathtaking soundscapes to their powerful original songs. They are renowned for their exquisite vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship.