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Fairport Convention: Live 2018- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham In 2017 Fairport Convention celebrated their Golden Anniversary. Their current tour suggests that, as they work towards their 60th Anniversary, the band has caught their second wind. The set list is varied and surprising avoiding a lazy selection of fan favourites for a more refreshing choice of material. Physically, singer/songwriter duo Winter Wilson seem a mismatched couple – ...

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Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Fairport Convention marks their 50th Anniversary with a new album: 50:50 @50 comprising half live favorites and half new studio recordings. The new album shapes the set list for, and approach to, their 50th Anniversary Tour in a number of ways. The album is plugged shamelessly tonight. Surprisingly, rather than being in the folk tradition of storytelling, ...

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Fairport Convention: Wintour – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Music: Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Rick Sanders, Jerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Kevin Dempsey, Rosie Carson Reviewer: Sue Collier Fairport Convention’s UK Wintour 2015 rocked the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall as they played to a delighted army of loyal fans. Support act Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson started off the evening with a range of reels, jigs, songs and tunes. ...

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Fairport Convention: Wintour – Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Fairport Convention were formed in 1967 and their 1969 album Liege and Lief is considered to be the launch of English folk rock, a strange combination of electric rock and traditional folk music. Although not as popular today Fairport Convention still have an appeal which can transcend the generations. For this, their Wintour 2015, they are supported ...

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Fairport Convention: Winter Tour 2014 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Later this year Fairport Convention hope to record their first album of new songs for some time. Test-driving the new material live brings welcome variety to their annual Winter Tour the set list for which in past years had become over-familiar nudging towards predictable. The 2014 Tour takes the group from their earliest techniques into the future. ...

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