Legendary folk rockers Fairport Convention are set to play their next Loughborough show on Sunday 10th February at Loughborough Town Hall.
After another fantastic Cropredy Convention in August, and with two sell-out tours in the bag this year already, the iconic folk rockers are now planning for 2019 – announcing a winter tour that stops off at Loughborough Town Hall and also taking in over twenty more live dates across the country.
After more than fifty brilliant years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire. Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences.
The group has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners have voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’, and their story and music frequently features on radio and television.
This tour will also feature support by special guests The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers, instrumentalists and songwriters.
“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue. Fairport still take chances and clearly enjoy themselves…”
– The Guardian
“brilliance undiminished by the years… absolutely stunning… the highlights come in such abundance and in such rapid succession you hardly know where to start”
– Slap Magazine, 2018