Folk-rock, forty years on: Fairport Acoustic Convention on tour

“Acoustic is an anagram for seated,” introduces Simon Nicol, both showing up a loose approach to the English language, and explaining the addition of an extra word to Fairport Convention’s billed name. And with all of the quintet sprouting gray hair, and after four decades on the road and 50 albums to their name, why shouldn’t the guys sit down for a bit? The folk-rock pioneers’ lengthy heritage was hammered home when singer and guitarist Nicol, introduced a “relatively young” addition to the Fairport canon – from 1985. Blimey, there are people in the Croydon audience younger than that. Just. … Continue reading Folk-rock, forty years on: Fairport Acoustic Convention on tour