Fairport Convention to provide a Valentine’s soundtrack

Fairport Convention are live at Lincoln Drill Hall this weekend

Fairport Convention are live at Lincoln Drill Hall this weekend

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Folk-rock royalty comes to Lincoln Drill Hall for Valentine’s Day as Fairport Convention play live at the venue.

Fairport Convention have been performing for almost 50 years and are credited with originating the British folk-rock genre.

The band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

This current tour features a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album, Myths And Heroes, which was released in 2015.

The concerts also feature an opening performance by Brighouse-based singer-songwriter Roger Davies whose quirky and entertaining songs reflect his love of Yorkshire and its people.

Over the years, the band has received consistent critical acclaim and won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, while Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time.

Their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four.

They are are the Drill on Sunday, February 14 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £23 from the box office on 01522 873894 or online at www.lincolndrillhall.com