Fairport Convention

Smith and Brewer

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    Fri 21 February 2020

  • Doors open: 18:45

  • £27 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the
current members retain a passion for live performance.

This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much lauded album ‘Full House’ and Dave ‘Peggy’ Pegg’s membership in the band!

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking
album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television.
Fairport Convention features 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.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

Special Guests for the tour are the award winning duo ‘Smith and Brewer’, whose close harmonies and guitar playing will delight all.

“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

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

18:45 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

19:30 – Show begins

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.

Important:

You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 18:45 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:15 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!

How to book early dinner reservations:

You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’

Information for people with a reservation:

You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:15 and show your reservation and gig ticket.

Menu:

The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

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