Fairport Convention‘s Dave Pegg will reach his 75th Birthday in November, and to mark the occasion, they’ll be performing in a special celebratory show at Dudley Town Hall, joined by friends old and new.
After half a century’s touring – including both live and session duties for the likes of Jethro Tull, Nick Drake and John Martyn – Birmingham-born Dave will return to home soil for a celebratory gig with his band of over 50 years, British Folk Rock legends Fairport Convention.
Now a firm tradition after holding his 50th in the same venue in 1997, this will also be the band’s only Birmingham gig in 2022, and their final live show of the year.
Tickets for this special anniversary show are available here:
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th 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.
‘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
This year’s Autumn Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020.
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.
‘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
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.