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Fairport Convention to play the Cheese & Grain

Fairport Convention, still one of the busiest bands around, are proud to announce their 2018 UK winter tour will arrive in Frome on Friday 16th February at the Cheese and Grain.

The folk-rock legends follow a successful golden anniversary year in 2017 by doing what they do better than anyone else: getting back on the bus, covering the length of the UK over 28 dates and breathing new life into old and new material on the road.

Fifty years is a long time, but it passes quickly when littered with classic albums, legendary line-ups, critical acclaim and awards. The story of Fairport Convention is also set to be chronicled in a forthcoming major Sky Arts documentary to be aired later this year, as the group’s legacy continues to be celebrated.

Winners of the coveted ‘BBC Lifetime Achievement Award’, Fairport were also delighted to see their ground-breaking ‘Leige & Lief’ record voted Radio 2’s ‘Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’ by listeners.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue,” declared The Guardian. “They still take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.”

“Vigorous and confident,” hailed The Mirror. “Their music still leaps around the room.”

This year’s winter tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent, critically-acclaimed, studio album ‘50:50@50’. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by the wonderful singer/songwriter duo, Winter Wilson, who have become favourites on the folk scene in the UK and as far away as Australia.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

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