Ludlow Assembly Rooms present Fairport Convention, a band that's been making great music for over 50 years, at Castle Hall in Bridgnorth on June 1.

Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance, and this year's spring tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material.

In their five decades, the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief, 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four. The band features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

This is a Ludlow Assembly Rooms event hosted at Castle Hall, Bridgnorth on Saturday, June 1 at 8pm. To book, call the box office on 01584 878141 or visit