Tuesday, 22 December 2015

FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Folkrock legends return for 32nd winter tour

Fairport Convention

FOLKROCK legends Fairport Convention will visit Whitby Pavilion on Wednesday, February 10.

This will be Fairport’s 32nd consecutive Winter Tour and the event has become a much-anticipated fixture in the band’s annual calendar.

Fairport frequently introduces new concert material as well as drawing on its vast back catalogue so each year’s Winter Tour features a unique programme of music.

For 2016, the concerts will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and numbers from their recent studio album ‘Myths And Heroes.’

Each year Fairport invites a special guest to open their Winter Tour shows. The Whitby concert will feature a short performance by Brighouse-based singer-songwriter Roger Davies. Accompanying himself on guitar, Roger’s entertaining and quirky songs reflect his love of Yorkshire, its towns and its people.

“We’re looking forward to visiting Whitby,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Simon Nicol.

"Live shows are what keep us going – the band has been on the road for nearly fifty years and we still love every minute of it. The Winter Tour brings a dash of brightness and warmth to the dark cold evenings of January and February – for us as much as our audiences."


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