Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2023 being their 56th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Autumn Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.
Fairport Convention 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 band 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.
"Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport
are still clearly having fun and brought the house down." The Guardian
"Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk
flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band." Folk & Tumble
Dining tickets include a table reservation for the evening and a delicious two course dinner. Upon arrival you will be shown to your table where you can enjoy dinner & drinks before kicking back to enjoy the show. There are always vegetarian/vegan options on the menu and we are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements - although we kindly ask (in the case of major allegies) that guest notify us in advance where possible.
Premium booths require a minumum of 4 persons and there is a small additional surcharge for booking. Contact our showroom on 01825 790 200 to learn more and make a reservation. All guest are welcome to explore the showrooms (which are open all evening) before and after dinner and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any questions you have or purchases you may wish to make. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times and pay attention to any one way systems arranged around the venue.
Although we recommend dining tickets as the best way to experience our events, we also have limited room for standing guests at most shows. Due to the nature of our restaurant, standing guests are invited to use our bar and shopping areas until 30 minutes before the event. Standing guests are welcome to browse the Roger Dean Gallery, make use of the heated decking area and browse our showrooms until shortly before the show begins.Please note there is no allocated seating for standing guests.
Please note our doors open at 7pm. Tickets are non refundable however in the unlikely event a concert is cancelled, a refund will be offered or a credit note issued.
Unless otherwise stated all concerts will begin approx 8.45pm - 9pm and generally finish between 11.15pm and midnight.
Shows will usually consist of two 45 minute sets with a short 20 minute interval although this may vary between events. Please check the event specific information on your tickets after purchase.
In line with the relaxation of Government guidelines we have made the following changes to our Events Policy. The measures below are for all of our upcoming events from 28 February 2022.
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