bring their 2022 tour to Bexhill
9th March at the De La Warr Pavilion
2022 brings the 55th anniversary of arguably the band that was (forgive the pun) instrumental in bringing folk music into the 20th Century, creating a new musical genre, Folk-Rock.
Since those heady days of the late sixties and early seventies, the band has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – their passion for performance.
2022’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before lockdown in 2020. Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals along with Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. The band is also notable for a vast array of former members who formed other groups such as Fotheringay, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, or went onto successful solo careers, such as Richard Thompson and the (sadly lost) Sandy Denny.
The show has Luke Jackson as support. Luke is an enigmatic and powerful singer-songwriter from Kent drawing on his experiences, family life and poignant stories. His latest album ‘Journals’ is a brand new studio recording of eleven self-penned tracks.