21st Jan, 2019

Legendary Fairport Convention to play The Regal in Evesham on spring tour

Rob George 27th May, 2018

FAIRPORT Convention will be making a stop during their spring tour to Evesham’s art deco venue The Regal next Friday.

The band, who are credited as the originators of British folk-rock music, will take to the stage on June 1 from 8pm.

Having made great music for more than 50 years, the band has attracted critical acclaim and was awarded with a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Radio 2 listeners also voted their ground-breaking album Liege and Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’ and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC 4

Laurence Wiper from The Regal, said; “We’re excited to welcome Fairport Convention to The Regal for the first time.

“The band have a real passion for live performance and so whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, you’re sure to have a great time at their gig.”

Fairport Convention 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.

Tickets are available from £23 each via The Regal’s website www.theregal.ac or the Box Office on 01386 421007.

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