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Friday, May 29, 2015

Fairport Convention spring tour showcases new album in Bury

Legendary folkrockers Fairport Convention will be on the road in their semi-acoustic format during May and June 2015. The band will visit The Met in Bury on Friday 5 June.

The concert will feature songs from Fairport’s new album Myths & Heroes. Released earlier this year, it is the first Fairport Convention studio album for four years.“


“We’re really looking forward to visiting The Met again,” says Simon Nicol who co-founded the band in 1967, “especially as on this tour we’ve got a whole album’s worth of new material to introduce to our audience. Our first love is still performing live and it will also be good to play smaller venues again. These spring shows will have a lighter more intimate feel than the more muscular style of our winter tours.’


Formed in 1967’s ‘summer of love’, the Oxfordshire-based band has been delighting audiences for nearly fifty 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.


The spring tour line-up features Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Dave Pegg (bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Gerry Conway (percussion).


After the tour, the band members will be preparing for their annual open-air music festival at Cropredy in Oxfordshire which takes place on 13, 14 and 15 August 2015.


Fairport Convention has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folkrock Album of All Time’.


Tickets are £22 and are available from www.themet.biz or at the box office on 0161 761 2216




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