Fairport Convention to stage special birthday show in Dudley
Tickets are still available for a special birthday show by the legendary folk rock band Fairport Convention in Dudley next month.
The show at Dudley Town Hall on Wednesday November 2 is a special one-off to celebrate the birthday of bassist and longest-serving member Dave ‘Peggy’ Pegg.
Special guests Ralph McTell, Anna Ryder, Vo Fletcher, Paul Mitchell and AJ Clarke will be joining the band to celebrate Pegg’s 75th birthday, while former drummer Dave Mattacks will be back on the drum stool.
A number of extra tickets have just been released in the balcony at the St James’s Road venue due to popular demand.
Rupert Knowlden, Dudley Borough Halls manager, said:
We’re delighted to be welcoming such an iconic band to the borough - and with it being Peggy’s 75th birthday on the same day, it promises to be an extra special event.
This year marks their 55th anniversary as a band, and although of course there have been line-up changes along the way the passion for performance has remained and shone through.
The band has won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and BBC Radio 2 listeners voted their record Liege & Lief the most influential folk album of all time.
This is the only date they have booked in for the Black Country and Birmingham on their winter tour so we would urge people to snap up one of the last few tickets to come and catch them live.
To book tickets, go to www.boroughhalls.co.uk or call the box office on (01384) 812812.