Fairport Convention Head To The Milton Rooms !

Legendary British band Fairport Convention are heading to the Milton Rooms as part of their Spring Tour 2022.

Tickets are now on sale for the Friday, May 20 gig, priced at £22 in an early bird offer until the end of March. Get your tickets

Fairport have been entertaining music lovers since the 1960s, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary. 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.

The Spring Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

And we continue to build our 2022 programme, with a great show about another British legend Kenneth Williams.

Kenneth Williams was one of the most unique and beloved figures in British comedy history.  From show stealing performances on the radio in Hancock’s Half Hour and Round the Horne and over twenty years of starring in the Carry On films to becoming the darling of the chat shows, Williams was a rare talent who could turn from broad slapstick to erudite wit in a split second.

Celebrated actor and impressionist, Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in the UK tours of Round the Horne and Hancock’s Half Hour, reprises his role in this new production, ‘Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams’, which tells the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.

Take a look at the Whats On section on the website for more great events including:

  • Ryedale Blues Club – a year long programme featuring some of the best blues performers from across the UK and beyond
  • The Moondogs – a young, vibrant three piece cover band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the 50s and 60s
  • The Salts – performing a mixture of traditional sea shanties intermixed with their own original songs
  • Hilarity Bites Comedy Evenings – throughout the year
  • Snake Davis with Chris Bannister – Snake Davis is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with some of the best in the business
  • Sounds of Simon – we sadly missed out on this amazing duo last year as they had to cancel due to illness, but they’re back – covering the music of Simon & Garfunkel!!
  • Megaslam Wrestling – the Number 1, undisputed family entertainment live wrestling experience, featuring some of the very best stars from home and across the world.

There’s lots more in store, so take a look at the events pages.

And thank you to everyone who has supported us this year throughout everything – see you in ’22!