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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century.

Fairport Convention has 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 Autumn Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and newincluding 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 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, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.

'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

Courtyard Theatre
£28

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Fairport Convention's website

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Can't make Saturday's live show? Or want to watch the event again? There's a second chance to catch the show online with our encore screening on Fri 2 Jul - broadcast live via our live streaming platform at 7.30pm.

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

Asian Arts Agency - Ustad Haji Ameer Khan Qawwals website

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