Fairport Convention bring tour to Chipping Norton

Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention

British folk legends Fairport Convention will be bringing their tour to Chipping Norton at the end of the month.

The tour comes ahead of the band celebrating 50 years making music which happens next year.

Fairport Convention can be seen on Tuesday May 31 at 7.45pm.

The band are credited with creating British folk–rock music with their iconic album Liege and Lief, which BBC Radio 2 listeners voted ‘the most influential folk album of all time”. They have also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC.

Fairport’s line up for this year’s tour is founder member Simon Nicol on guitars and vocal, Dave Pegg (who joined in 1969) on bass, mandoline and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin, multi-instrumentalist Chris Leslie on vocals, violin, mandoline, bouzouki, whistles and harmonica and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Tickets cost £22.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk.