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Fri 8th Mar at 7:30pm
@ Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter
Also appearing: Fake Thackray
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Never miss another 'Fairport Convention' show
Fairport Convention + Fake Thackray
"The originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention, return to the Corn Exchange.
One of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead 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 will surprise and delight you.
Special guest is the amazing Fake Thackray: 01392 665938/665885 www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange"
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Fairport Convention are often credited with being the first English electric folk band. Formed in April 1967, with Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings and Shaun Frater, Fairport rapidly developed from playing cover versions of American 'west coast' style music to an individual style which melded rock music with traditional English tunes and songs.
Bedevilled by numerous personnel changes they temporarily disbanded in 1979 but reformed in 1985. Since then, they have enjoyed stability and continue to tour and record regularly.
Fairport Convention hold a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and their
groundbreaking album Liege & Lief was voted 'Most Influential Folk Album Of All Time' by Radio 2 listeners.
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Venue: Exeter Corn Exchange
Bookings: 01392 665938
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Exeter Central 7 min walk