£30.52 incl. booking fee
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released in 2020.
Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
Special Guest for the Tour is Singer / Songwriter – Luke Jackson. Luke is a wonderful performer gaining much recognition for his recorded work as well as touring the UK, Europe, and America relentlessly.
“Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band.”
Folk & Tumble.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Formed in 1967 in North London by bassist Ashley Hutchings and guitarist Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention became the collective that forged the English folk rock movement. Their seminal album Liege & Lief is considered to have launched the British folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general.
Many musicians have been party of Fairport Convention since their origins, most notably guitarist Richard Thompson, folk singer Sandy Denny, folk fiddler Dave Swarbrick, drummer Martin Lamble, as well as many others.
The current band line up includes founding member Simon Nicol, bass guitarist Dave Pegg, fiddler Ric Sanders, fiddler Chris Leslie and drummer Gerry Conway.
Covid-19 Safety Measures at Bath Forum
Please follow these safety measures when you visit Bath Forum. If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.
Wear a face covering
PCR/Lateral flow test encouraged, proof not required
Be respectful of other people’s personal space