Legends Fairport head to Lytham

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Folk rock legends Fairport Convention are in Lytham on Tuesday.

Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as the most important group in the English folk rock movement.

The band received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

This concert will feature a mix of material from their recent albums as well as classics from the band’s earlier repertoire. There will also be some new and previously unperformed songs destined for Fairport’s next studio album.

Each concert on the tour will feature an opening solo set from talented singer/songwriter Edwina Hayes who has worked with Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith and Roger McGuinn among others.

Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking 1969 album Liege & Lief the most influential folk album of All time.

Tickets priced £24 for the Lytham show are available from www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or the box office on 01253 794221.

n The Gazette ran a competition to win tickets to see the band.

The winners are Rose Littlehales, North Drive, 
Cleveleys and Denise Whiteley. Elmslie Gardens, Blackpool.