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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 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest 49 years young and Fairport Convention are still touring and wowing fans across the land with their unique blend of electric folk inspired tunes, despite various line up changes the band have maintained a huge fan base. Tonight it’s the turn of The Lowry, for these folk legends to ply their trade. First up is support act ...

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Richard Thompson Electric Trio in concert – The Lowry, Salford

  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Sometimes nepotism works. Richard Thompson’s daughter Kami and James Walbourne comprise acoustic folk duo ‘The Rails’ who provide strong support at The Lowry. The duo combines excellent musicianship with nicely shaky stagecraft mixing up the titles of songs and forgetting the date when they are due to return to the city. Their mournful tunes really ...

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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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NEWS: Creators of British folk-rock embark on UK tour

Formed in the swinging sixties, Fairport Convention are widely thought of as the most important group in terms of the English folk rock movement. Considered to have begun the electric folk or English folk rock movement, they have also helped spark an interest in traditional music in general. Their 1969 album Liege &Lief was voted “Most Influential Folk Album of ...

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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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