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Published on 25 November 2019
Event date: 25/05/2020 19:00 Export event
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 31 AUGUST 2020**
original tickets will remain valid for the new date. If you cannot make the new date, please return your tickets to your point of purchase. Unfortunately The Old Town Hall and Mcgrews Bistro (OFS) are closed until further notice. please email the following addresses with your ticket details:
The Old Town Hall/ Tourist Information: email@example.com
Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Spring Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including Full House which was released 50 years ago this year. The band skilfully interprets traditional ballads and the repertoire also includes plenty of contemporary compositions. Their latest album ‘Shuffle & Go’ was released in February 2020.
Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar (celebrating his fiftieth year in Fairport), Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.
"Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down."
"Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band."
Folk & Tumble
Tickets are £25 and are available Online
THIS IS A SEATED SHOW
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POSTPONED: A Game of Two Halves
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 23 APRIL 2021**
original tickets will remain valid for the new date.
A game of Two Halves – An Evening with former Carlisle United Owner Michael Knighton to celebrate 25 years since the Blues' trip to Wembley for the 1995 Football League Trophy Final.
Tickets are £12 and are available via OFS and Online.
POSTPONED: Carlisle Gin Festival
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 16/17 APRIL 2021**
JOIN THE GIN PARTY ATMOSPHERE AND BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WITH OVER 100 CAREFULLY SELECTED GINS UNDER ONE ROOF!
Friday 2 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Afternoon: 12noon to 4.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Tickets are £12.50 (+ Booking Fee) and are available online.
CANCELLED: The Smiths Ltd
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute.
The Smiths Ltd were formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.
After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular, and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK. Highlights include playing in front of a 2500 capacity crowd at The Manchester Academy to over 4000 on the main stage at Bestival, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling.
Tickets are £12.50 (£15.00 on the door) and are available online and direct from OFS.
THIS IS A STANDING SHOW