BBC Television will film Fairport Convention's closing concert

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The gig at the Union Chapel, Islington, marks the end of Fairport's forty-date Winter Tour.

The BBC will record the entire 90-minute concert for transmission later this year together with an hour-long documentary about Fairport Convention and its musical legacy. The documentary is currently in production and celebrates Fairport's forty-fifth anniversary as a working band. Both programmes will be broadcast on BBC Four.

Formed in 1967 and championed by John Peel, Fairport Convention not only introduced the genre of British folkrock but was the musical cradle for such major talents as Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny.

Closing Tour Date:

Saturday - 10 March 2012 At The Union Chapel - Islington

Published on 08 March 2012 by Wayne Feltham

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