Fairport Convention return to Southport for their 51st anniversary
Fairport Convention, still one of the busiest bands around, will return to Southport on their 2018 UK Winter Tour. The folk-rock legends follow a successful golden anniversary year in 2017 by doing what they do better than anyone else: getting back on the bus, covering the length of the UK over 28 dates ...
Fiddle legend Dave Swarbrick to be celebrated at British Music Experience
A member of Fairport Convention from 1969-79, Dave Swarbrick is regarded as a founding member of the British folk music movement and has been described as 'the most influential [British] fiddle player bar none'. He led a prolific career right until his death in June 2016. Swarb didn't want a funeral ...
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Monday, 15 January 2018
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