Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Fairport Convention Gig Review

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IF, OVER the past 38 years, you haven’t quite managed to catch up with legendary folk rockers Fairport Convention (right), now’s your chance!
That’s because the band, who seem to thrive on a hectic touring schedule, take to the stage at The Hawth in Crawley on Wednesday.
In 2002, Fairport Convention won the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and their album Liege And Lief was voted ‘Best Folk Album Ever’ by Radio 2 listeners.
Wednesday’s gig features the five-piece line-up of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and Gerry Conway, and comes in the wake of their latest album release, Over The Next Hill – described by Mojo magazine as ‘simply their best album for 25 years’.


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