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Folk legends Fairport Convention to close tour in New Brighton this June

Folk legends Fairport Convention to close tour in New Brighton this June

With a sell-out winter tour in the rear-view mirror, the original folk rock band Fairport Convention are heading out on a 27-date Spring 2018 UK tour.

The award-winning group kicked off their 51st year on the road inside London’s famous Union Chapel on May 11th, and will finish up north on June 10th at New Brighton’s revamped Floral Pavilion.

The group 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.

Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Spring Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary.

“I know that at some point in the individual lives and experiences of our fans, something Fairport has done has reached into them and made an impact and a connection,” says founding member Simon Nicol. “They may have nothing else at all in common, but at our gigs we are at the centre of their personal Venn diagram.”

Tickets for the gig in the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton can be bought here.

Information on the rest of the tour dates can be found on Fairport Convention’s website.

Edited by Maryanna Rice

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