Fairport Convention: 55th Anniversary Tour + Special Guest: Luke Jackson
Royal Northern College of Music
13th February 2022
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music-lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary! 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 just before ‘lockdown’ 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.