Richard Thompson

Fairport Conventions’ Richard Thompson Announces Irish Summer Tour

David Layde
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World renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has announced an Irish tour for August 2018.Tickets go on sale Friday 1st June 2018 at 10am. Support comes from The Lock-Ups and full details are below…

As well as the upcoming tour, brand-new studio album will be released later this year on Proper Records.During a busy 2017, Thompson released two volumes of acoustic recordings: Acoustic Classics Vol. II featuring acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue and Acoustic Rarities featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in his repertoire.

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Thompson also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fairport Convention, the ground-breaking band he co-founded as a teenager in the ‘60s, with a performance at its annual Cropredy Festival last August. Hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters.

He has received multiple awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards and the US and UK Americana Music Association Awards, as well as Mojo’s Les Paul Award and an Ivor Novello Award for song writing. Thompson was appointed OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his songs.

Tour dates:

AUGUST

Wed 15th               Empire, Belfast                Tickets £30.00 available here 

Thu 16th                 National Concert Hall    Tickets from €22.50 available here

Fri 17th                   Live at St. Luke’s              Tickets €38.00 available here