Fairport plans a Trades Convention

This intimate gig by the band who created English folk rock is a massive coup for the Holme Street venue who are staging it in association with Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival.

Since they formed in 1967 Fairport have had a rolling roster of personnel who have becomes the most influential musicians of their generation, including guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson and the honeyed tones of the late, great Sandy Denny.

Since 1979 they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest annual folk event in England, featuring past and present members of the band playing alongside the cream of those they have influenced over the last four decades.

“The Trades have been after Fairport for some time and it a great honour for us that they have agreed to play their smallest date of the year in the valley,” says Trades spokesperson Paul Clarke.

“It is a rare chance to experience this legendary band in such an intimate setting and we are also pleased that we are working with the team from the Hebden Bridge Folk Festival who made such a successful debut at the club last year.”

Tickets priced £19/£22 now on sale at the Trades Club or via www.wegottickets.com.