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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Folk legends return to air much-loved songs

VETERANS: (left to right) Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Chris Leslie (back), Dave Pegg (front), Gerry ConwayLEGENDARY folk outfit make their annual appearance at Burnley Mechanics next week with an additional treat in store for their fans.
For They will playing songs from their new album Myths and Heroes, their first new studio album for four years.
“The last album we did By Popular Request was a reworking of songs from the band’s back catalogue performed for the first time by the band’s current line-up,” said founder member Simon Nichol. “So to go on tour with a collection of new songs isn’t something we do that frequently.”
But fans can also look forward to a trip back through Fairport’s extensive repertoire.
“We always try and ring the changes on a tour,” said Simon. “We showcased five new songs from Myths and Legends at Celtic Connections earlier this year But I don’t think that fans just want you to come on stage and play a new album and nothing else.”
“The songs from the new album suit our current line-up as you’d expect and reflect how we envision the band today.
The pioneers of folk rock, Fairport remain as influential today as they did in the late 1960s. Their album Liege and Lief was voted the most influential album of all time by BBC Radio 2.
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