LEGENDARY band Fairport Convention are heading to Penistone.

The folk rock group have never really slowed down despite being in the business for six decades and still tour once a year and host their own festival each summer.

Yet, despite numerous members changing - with 73-year-old Simon Nicol remaining as the only founding member - the band have remained tight-knit, developing new music to this day.

Guitarist Dave Pegg, who joined the band in 1969, told the Chronicle: “We’ve done this for years and years but we still love it.

“The thing is we’re just a bunch of mates who get together to play music.

“The songs are the most important things for us - I think it’s pretty obvious to the average punter that we’re out to have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

Touring across the country over the next few months, the band will make an appearance at the Penistone Paramount on February 9.

“We’ve played there before,” Dave added.

“It’s a lovely venue and we always get fed well.

“I do think it’s such a nice part of the country to be in - one of the best parts of touring is seeing all the beautiful spots in England.”

General manager of Penistone Paramount, Brian Barnsley, said: “We are delighted to welcome Fairport Convention to the Paramount stage.

“The quality and passion these guys bring to their music is unrivalled, add to that the intimate nature of the Paramount and this will truly be a wonderful concert.”