Fairport Convention come to York in May

Fairport Convention have been making great music for over 50 years.
Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Now on Wednesday 15 May they band will perform live at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) as part of their spring tour which will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material.

PAC Director, Janet Farmer, said: “We’re delighted to announce that Fairport Convention has been added to what is already shaping up to be a phenomenal spring season of live events. The band have played at PAC on numerous occasions, and we were fortunate enough to see Counting Crows cover Fairport Convention’s Meet on the Ledge at SXSW Festival, declaring it was one of their favourite songs which had had a big influence on them musically. It was a fantastic example of how musical influences can transcend genres. So, whether you are a long-time fan of the band, or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention at PAC will surprise and delight you in equal measure.”

Over the years, Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief The Most Influential Folk Album of All Tim‘; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC4 television.

See them perform at PAC on May 15th.