Enjoy an intimate evening with Fairport
Convention's acoustic take on folk-rock music. The
members of this exciting band are Simon Nicol
(guitars, vocal), Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin,
bouzouki, vocal), and Ric Sanders (violin).
Fairport Convention is, of course, renowned as the
group that invented the British folk-rock genre.
its formation in 1967, Fairport has had its ups and
downs, mostly 'ups' luckily, and recently won the
coveted BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fairport's greatest strength has always been playing
live. This tour of the band's acoustic line-up lets
audiences enjoy the performance up close. The show is
a mellow mix of old and new. As well as a wide
selection of favourite Fairport compositions and tried
and trusted traditional songs and tunes, the band
takes fleet-footed diversions into jazz standards and
During nearly four decades, Fairport Convention has
built an enviable reputation for adaptability and
innovation and the current tour proves that Fairport
is still able to stretch itself and the range of music it plays....
We are thrilled
to welcome Fairport Convention back to the cafe stage...