Fairport Convention's 'Silver' Tour comes to Exeter

PUBLISHED: 09:50 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention, the legendary band which originated folkrock music, is celebrating its 25th consecutive Winter Tour and Exeter music-lovers are invited to join the party.

Fairport Convention, the legendary band which originated folkrock music, is celebrating its 25th consecutive Winter Tour and Exeter music-lovers are invited to join the party.

The Oxfordshire-based band will be performing across the UK in January and February 2009. The concert at Exeter Phoenix on Friday 30 January is Fairport Convention's eighth Winter Tour visit to Exeter - the first was in 1994.

The show will open with a support performance by Fairport's special guests Phil Cool and Ken Nicol. Phil is best known for his prolific work as a television comedian but he is also a talented songwriter and musician. Ken Nicol of Steeleye Span is a singer/songwriter who has a long association with Fairport Convention.

After Phil and Ken's set, Fairport will take the stage to perform a selection of material old and new. As well as favourites from their enormous back catalogue, the band will be playing songs and instrumentals from their most recent albums.

Fairport's personnel has gradually evolved since that first Winter Tour back in 1985. This year's line-up features Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Dave Pegg (bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Gerry Conway (drums).

"We're really looking forward to visiting Exeter again." says founder-member Simon Nicol. "This will be our 8th appearance in the town - one reason we keep coming back is because the audience is so welcoming and Exeter Phoenix' is such a great venue for live music. Our next big anniversary is the band's Golden Jubilee in 2017 and we hope that we'll still be playing here in Exeter."

For further information call the box office on 01392 667 080 or visit www.exeterphoenix.org.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Exmouth Journal