Trees blossom, crops grow, seasons rise and fall, and somewhere deep in England’s fields Fairport outlast them all. The folk rock pioneers have endured for over 45 years, with a list of acclaimed alumni as long as your arm. Singer-guitarist Simon Nichol has been there on and off from the start, with only long-serving bassist Dave Pegg putting in more time over the years. Still recording (or, in the case of last year’s celebratory ‘By Popular Request’, re-recording), never off the road, this show promises to be an intimate evening with Britain’s most credible 60s survivors (sit down, Jagger).
St George’s Church, Sat 9th Feb 2013