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Fairport Convention

Sunday 15th October 2023

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

High Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8GF

Melbourne Assembly Rooms and Village Folk present Fairport Convention, who have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2023 being their 56th anniversary. They have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and vocals.

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