Fairport Convention - 50th Birthday Party
Tickets on sale now:
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 19:00
Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
The early 6.30pm reservations are fully booked but don't worry you can still come to eat from when doors open.The Bar is open from 6.30pm to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe before doors open is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
We will email the menu and add it to the listing here shortly before the show.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Join Fairport Convention at their fiftieth birthday party.
This unique one-off concert takes place 50 years to the day since the legendary band's first-ever gig in North London. The band will be joined on stage by some special musical guests.
Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the
stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.
To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50\@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television.
Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian
“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror