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New!! Peggy Tee shirts for Spring Tour!
Added 2014-04-21 10:42:27

Peggy writes - "On hearing of my most recent accident involving a cut tendon on my left hand, the hugely talented annA Ryder sent me this wonderful cartoon.

annA has kindly allowed me to produce a limited edition(200) run to sell on our upcoming tour. Available in XL or L, they will only available to purchase at venues and are priced at £12.

I am so pleased to be out playing again and to be using my Kala uke bass until the Algo Dystrophia that I am suffering vacates my fingers and enables me to use my Ibanez 5 string again. More...

Another 'Gong' for Fairport Tonight!!
Added 2014-04-01 14:52:35

Every other year, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain gives its own Lifetime Achievement Award to an act which best exemplifies the unplugged and acoustic style for which the festival is known. This year the award will go to Fairport Convention and it will be presented when the band appears at the event in Uttoxeter tonight.

Other acts on that day's bill include Seth Lakeman Band, The Illegal Eagles, and Moulettes.

Fake Thackray on Radio 4!
Added 2014-05-08 08:43:57

The Special Guest on Fairport's 2013 Wintour, Fake Thackray (aka John Watterson), headed to the Radio 4 studios this week to guest on Mattew Parris' "Great Lives" show. They were joined by the Peep Show's Isy Suttie to recount the life, times and inspriration of Jake Thackray.

The show will be repeated tomorrow (Friday) at 23.00 but you can catch up on the podcast right now.

Maart returns to Middleton!!
Added 2014-04-11 10:51:31

Former Fairporter, Maartin Allcock, will be taking part in the 10th Annual Peter Cowap Music Festival, a musical celebration of Middleton's legendary guitarist.

Playing along with him will be 10cc drummer Paul Burgess, keyboard player Stephen Owen, and budding young Manchester bassist Mike Power.

This will be Maart’s first appearance in Middleton since appearing at the Civic Hall with Fairport Convention in 1997. More...