Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television.
Fairport Convention’s line-up is:
Simon Nicol – guitar and vocals
Dave Pegg – bass guitar
Chris Leslie – fiddle, mandolin and vocals
Ric Sanders – violin
Gerry Conway – drums and percussion.