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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: 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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