Fairport Convention are to play Whelan’s on May 14.
Arguably the greatest folk-rock band ever, Fairport Convention formed in April 1967 and numbered Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson in their line-up, and their Liege & Lief album remains a classic of the genre. Affected by numerous personnel changes throughout their first decade, Fairport Convention were temporarily disbanded in 1979 but played annual reunion concerts until they reformed in 1985. Since then, they have enjoyed stability and continue to tour and record regularly.
Tickets €20 excl. booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 20078), City Discs, Sound Cellar, www.tickets.ie, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide