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Fri 1st Feb
@ Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Also appearing: Fake Thackray
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Never miss another 'Fairport Convention' show
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: Assembly Hall Theatre
TN1 2LU 51.132122, 0.265976
Phone: 01892 530613
→ Tunbridge Wells 4 min walk