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Fairport Convention - North West Tour Dates

Fairport ConventionLegendary folk rockers Fairport Convention will be on the road in their semi-acoustic format during May. The band will tour two dozen venues with a mix of brand new songs and reworkings of their classic repertoire.

Formed in 1967 the Oxfordshire-based outfit has been delighting audiences for 46 years. One of the most enduring bands to emerge from the fertile 60s music scene and hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention is still as vibrant and inventive as ever.

This tour will feature material from the band's recent critically-acclaimed album Festival Bell as well as a selection of favourite songs and tunes specially chosen in a poll of the band's fans.

The semi-acoustic shows on this May tour will have a lighter more intimate feel than the more muscular folkrock style usually associated with Fairport. The line-up will feature Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Dave Pegg (bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Gerry Conway (percussion).

"We're really looking forward to being on the road again." says founder-member Simon Nicol." In fact, we're raring to go because our first love is live performance. It will be good to play in smaller more intimate venues."

After the tour, Fairport will be preparing for their annual open-air music festival at Cropredy in Oxfordshire which takes place on 8th, 9th and 10th August.

North West tour dates are listed below.

16/05/2013      Leek      Foxlowe Arts Centre 
30/05/2013      Southport      The Atkinson  
31/05/2013      Bury      The Met


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