Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Fairport Convention (music)

Fairport Convention are leading the way in the first of three Spyboy shows at the Hailsham Pavilion in May. (The other two bands are Lunasa and Home Service - more news to follow.)
You'll need to travel a few miles out of Eastbourne for this gig, but the number 51 bus will get you there and (hopefully) back safely, or you can cycle straight down the Cuckoo Trail if it's finally stopped raining.

Undoubtedly the most celebrated folk-rock band of all time, Fairport Convention are recipients of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and their fourth album, Liege & Lief, was voted as the Best Folk Album of All Time in a recent BBC readers poll. Such distinguished musicians as Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Iain Matthews and Dave Swarbrick have all been band members in the past and the current line-up is Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and the superb percussionist, Gerry Conway.

Fairport are also known for being the impetus behind the fabulous Cropredy festival which this year is from the 9th to the 11th of August. I've just been checking the line-up and have spotted a few of my favourites including Larkin Poe, Bellowhead and the inimitable Richard Thompson. Sadly none of these three are expected to turn up at the Pavilion!

Saturday 5th May, 19:30, £22.50.
Buy tickets in person at Hailsham Pavilion,
by calling 01323 841414,
or online at Hailsham Pavilion

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