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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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Fairport Convention Wintour 2016
The Lighthouse Theatre (NN15 6PB)
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- Monday 30th Nov: Fairport Convention to play Unity Works, Wakefield in May 2016
- Friday 27th Nov: Fairport Convention announced 20 new tour dates
- Thursday 19th Nov: Fairport Convention to play Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare in February 2016
- Wednesday 18th Nov: Fairport Convention to play The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering in March 2016
- Monday 16th Nov: Fairport Convention to play Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in February 2016
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Fairport are great, they enjoy what they do and it rubs off on the audience. I have never been to a bad concert of theirs. Love their music festival at Cropredy every August, something to try if you haven't been to it before. It is family friendly and very relaxed.… (cont'd) Pattie F from Winchester
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