There’s good news for fans of Fairport Convention with the announcement that their first studio album in four years will be released to coincide with their latest UK tour.
Songs and tunes from the brand new album – Myths and Heroes – will feature in the 2015 winter tour, which starts on January 29 in Tewkesbury and concludes in Islington, London on March 1.
Each concert will also open with a short guest performance by talented guitar-fiddle duo Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson.
Formed in 1967, Fairport Convention have been delighting audiences as a working band for nearly 50 years.
Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, the group have famously undergone numerous changes to their line-up but are still as vibrant and inventive as ever.
Fairport’s line-up for the 2015 tour consists of Simon Nicol (guitar and lead vocals), Dave Pegg (bass, mandolin and backing vocals), Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals), Ric Sanders (violin) and Gerry Conway (drums and percussion). The winter tour is balanced out by the midsummer madness of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, the legendary annual festival that dates back to the 1970s and has brought a wide range of big-name acts to Cropredy over the years, each event finishing with a mammoth Fairport and friends set.
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