Fairport Convention – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

It’s that Wintour time of year again, so we made the annual pilgrimage to Swindon to see Fairport Convention.

Support tonight came from Kieran Goss who chatted and played songs for 20 minutes or so before being joined on stage by Fairport Convention for his last song, Reach Out I’ll be There by the Four Tops. Fairport stayed on stage and played for 45 minutes or so before the break, and another 75 minutes or so afterwards.

The majority of the set tonight came from their latest studio album, By Popular Request and it’s predecessor Festival Bell. As always, the support act joined them on stage for the encore, the obligatory rendition of Meet on the Ledge. Same again next year?