Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Concerts

Fairport Convention mark their 50th anniversary in 2019 with a series of live shows. Fans in Northern Ireland can catch shows in Belfast and Armagh.

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band broke new ground with records such as ‘Liege & Lief’ and ‘Unhalfbricking’ both featuring folk legends Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson. The band has been through many changes, but the current members still retain a passion for live performance.

Throughout the fifty year history of the band there have been links with and to other notable British folk rock bands such as Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span and Fotheringay.

The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s “Liege & Lief” ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC television documentary.

Fairport Convention’s current line up features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Support for the concerts will be provided by County Down’s The 4 of Us.

23rd May 2019 – The Market Place Theatre Armagh

26th May 2019 – The Lyric Theatre Belfast