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Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 14, 2013, 09:18:36 PM
I really think someone should have a word with Swarb and point out his 'discussion' with Nigel Schofield about the recent book on FB is effectively in public.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2013, 09:39:52 PM
All he's done is to point out some inaccuracies and that he has found parts of the book hurtful. I think he's earned the right to say something in public if he wants to, especially given that he was not consulted at all before the book was published.

Nigel's replies illuminate some of the reasons for the book's shortcomings. Which is interesting for onlookers.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 14, 2013, 09:43:50 PM

I really think someone should have a word with Swarb and point out his 'discussion' with Nigel Schofield about the recent book on FB is effectively in public.


Where is this taking place? Not on Swarb's page as far as I can see.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2013, 09:50:31 PM


I really think someone should have a word with Swarb and point out his 'discussion' with Nigel Schofield about the recent book on FB is effectively in public.


Where is this taking place? Not on Swarb's page as far as I can see.
Take a look on Nigel Schofield's page.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 14, 2013, 09:59:58 PM
There seem to be several Nigel Schofields on FB. Can you narrow it down a bit or IM me please?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 14, 2013, 10:06:38 PM

Nigel's replies illuminate some of the reasons for the book's shortcomings. Which is interesting for onlookers.


It is an interesting series of expressions of opinion, isn't it? I imagine that very many people will be drawing their own conclusions on many of the issues raised, depending on which door they came into this party through - not least that Mr Swarbrick (hello Dave, if you're watching) decided to open the exchange in public in the first place.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 14, 2013, 10:34:57 PM
I know which side of the fence I'm on too, but the criticism is also aimed strongly at Peggy and Simon.. I may be old fashioned but I just hate to see old bandmates falling out in public..it was bad enough in 2009, but this looks worse. It'll all come out in the wash I suppose..


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 14, 2013, 10:52:30 PM

 not least that Mr Swarbrick (hello Dave, if you're watching) decided to open the exchange in public in the first place.


Not all that public as it turns out as it seems you can only see it if you are a "friend" or a friend of a friend, which I am not. But I get the gist.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2013, 11:08:17 PM

There seem to be several Nigel Schofields on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/nigel.schofield.52


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on May 14, 2013, 11:23:07 PM
im with Swarb on this, its simple enough to get the facts right, memories play tricks on all of us, but to write a book about FC and not interview or contact the man without whom FC would have finished in 1972 seems a bit daft


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2013, 11:59:50 PM
Agreed.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on May 15, 2013, 08:37:24 AM
Seconded.

I wish I could see that FB page, but as a non-user I cannot.

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 09:29:56 AM
Then join Facebook. The extent you use it is up to you.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on May 15, 2013, 09:34:19 AM

Then join Facebook. The extent you use it is up to you.


I'm scared to.  It might suck me in!   :o

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 15, 2013, 09:46:20 AM

im with Swarb on this, its simple enough to get the facts right, memories play tricks on all of us, but to write a book about FC and not interview or contact the man without whom FC would have finished in 1972 seems a bit daft


As I read it the proposal from the publishers meant that he (Nigel) relied principally on interviews he'd already conducted with ex-members of the band.
And who's to say whose memory is playing tricks?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 15, 2013, 10:11:04 AM

Seconded.

I wish I could see that FB page, but as a non-user I cannot.

Jules


I'm a user and I still can't see it. Not sure why everybody else can.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 10:23:48 AM


im with Swarb on this, its simple enough to get the facts right, memories play tricks on all of us, but to write a book about FC and not interview or contact the man without whom FC would have finished in 1972 seems a bit daft


As I read it the proposal from the publishers meant that he (Nigel) relied principally on interviews he'd already conducted with ex-members of the band.
And who's to say whose memory is playing tricks?


Like where Maart comes from?



Seconded.

I wish I could see that FB page, but as a non-user I cannot.

Jules


I'm a user and I still can't see it. Not sure why everybody else can.

If you're "friends" with Swarb, you'll be able to see the comments on Nigel's page.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 15, 2013, 10:42:34 AM

Like where Maart comes from?


I'm sorry Andy, I was trying to follow up on Jim's (possibly accidental) pointing out of the difference between facts and memories. The example you give here (I'd say) is clearly something that can be verified without ringing Maart up and asking him, and so begats that old "Well, if he's got that wrong, what else has he missed?" conundrum. On the other hand I've read many different versions of the night Led Zeppelin jammed with FC at The Troubadour in LA, which Swarb on the other hand swore never happened. Unless, of course, that's my memory playing tricks on me..?  ::)  


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 10:45:31 AM
History is written by the survivors and is seldom wholly and all-encompassingly factual.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on May 15, 2013, 10:53:03 AM
I got the book as a present at Christmas. read it immediately.
 It's on my book shelf and i haven't returned to it.
I commented on it at the time.
On reflection my thoughts are that it was marketed as something it isn't.
 It certainly isn't fairport by fairport. It certainly isn't a signed copy.
It would be harsh to say it was aimed at long term fans to make a few quid but it felt like that, rather like innumerable dubious quality dvd's , cd's. tapes(!) of Cropredy performances.
I think Dave S has every right to make his comments public. How can it be fairport by fairport if you haven't talked to Swarb or at least run it past him?
Ok, if it's just about the present band don't mention anything before 1986.
Compared to Mike Scott's ,'Adventures of a Waterboy. F by F is not in the same league.
The acid test is that I return to Mike Scott's book a lot.
Must go now as I in the middle of writing up my steamy night of passion with Chrissy Hynde behind the 101 club in 1976, .....I think it was Chrissy Hynde, it certainly looked like her .....a bit........it could have been 75, it may have been behind the Old Cock pub in Didsbury......i may be disremembering......
 


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 15, 2013, 10:56:51 AM
I look forward to Swarb's long-mooted autobiography. I'm sure it'll clear a few things up.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 10:57:54 AM

I got the book as a present at Christmas. read it immediately.
 It's on my book shelf and i haven't returned to it.
I commented on it at the time.
On reflection my thoughts are that it was marketed as something it isn't.
 It certainly isn't fairport by fairport. It certainly isn't a signed copy.
It would be harsh to say it was aimed at long term fans to make a few quid but it felt like that, rather like innumerable dubious quality dvd's , cd's. tapes(!) of Cropredy performances.
I think Dave S has every right to make his comments public. How can it be fairport by fairport if you haven't talked to Swarb or at least run it past him?
Ok, if it's just about the present band don't mention anything before 1986.
Compared to Mike Scott's ,'Adventures of a Waterboy. F by F is not in the same league.
The acid test is that I return to Mike Scott's book a lot.
 

I largely agree. I gave my copy away.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on May 15, 2013, 10:58:49 AM

I largely agree. I gave my copy away.


Anybody else want to give theirs away?   ;)

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on May 15, 2013, 11:00:34 AM


I got the book as a present at Christmas. read it immediately.
 It's on my book shelf and i haven't returned to it.
I commented on it at the time.
On reflection my thoughts are that it was marketed as something it isn't.
 It certainly isn't fairport by fairport. It certainly isn't a signed copy.
It would be harsh to say it was aimed at long term fans to make a few quid but it felt like that, rather like innumerable dubious quality dvd's , cd's. tapes(!) of Cropredy performances.
I think Dave S has every right to make his comments public. How can it be fairport by fairport if you haven't talked to Swarb or at least run it past him?
Ok, if it's just about the present band don't mention anything before 1986.
Compared to Mike Scott's ,'Adventures of a Waterboy. F by F is not in the same league.
The acid test is that I return to Mike Scott's book a lot.
 

I largely agree. I gave my copy away.

Bloody hell. Steady Andy. We're agreeing again! ;D


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 11:05:31 AM


I largely agree. I gave my copy away.


Anybody else want to give theirs away?   ;)

Jules

Do you need to prop a door open? Use a shoe.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on May 15, 2013, 11:15:37 AM

Do you need to prop a door open? Use a shoe.


Oh, it's that bad, eh?

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 15, 2013, 11:19:33 AM


Do you need to prop a door open? Use a shoe.


Oh, it's that bad, eh?

Jules


It's not that bad, but apparently a few of the 'facts' are a little awry...  ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: leahdon (Donna) on May 15, 2013, 11:30:06 AM
Can I just point out that Swarb has now stated on his own FB page in response to a comment:

"The inaccuracies are not worth not buying the book I feel. There are great passages that are 'pre swarb' and good stuff from all times, my beef is that I could have corrected the errors given the chance. The proof reading was bad I feel. And of course the book is out there for ever. But please don't let my gripe put you off reading what is in a lot of cases untold. I was a cog in the great wheel. But just that mate, a cog. Buy it and have a good read."

Donna


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on May 15, 2013, 11:47:17 AM

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Must go now as I in the middle of writing up my steamy night of passion with Chrissy Hynde behind the 101 club in 1976, .....I think it was Chrissy Hynde, it certainly looked like her .....a bit........it could have been 75, it may have been behind the Old Cock pub in Didsbury......i may be disremembering......
 


If it was Chrissie there would have been no meat involved. ;D ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2013, 12:01:33 PM

It's not that bad, but apparently a few of the 'facts' are a little awry...  ;)

My opinions are readily available in earlier postings here.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on June 07, 2013, 09:35:10 PM
Folkcast announced on their facebook page a Cropredy preview podcast coming later in the summer. They were in conversation with Peggy about the festival.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 06, 2013, 02:29:46 PM
Latest Facebook status from Swarb: "Is looking for a piano player for gigs,must drive, singer if possible and aware of the kind of stuff I do."

It's a dirty job but someone (lucky) will have to do it... :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 06, 2013, 04:12:15 PM
A report from the Dylan Americanarama tour of RT joining Wilco for a couple of numbers, one of which was "Sloth".  :)


http://www.examiner.com/article/bob-dylan-s-americanarama-indiana-richard-thompson-joins-wilco-for-two-songs


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 06, 2013, 04:59:42 PM
Would like to hear/see that  :)  There's a photo on Twitter https://twitter.com/Wilco/status/353321693915271168/photo/1

I wonder if he'll get to play with Bob too?  I have vague recollections of some big charity bash (Montreaux?) from the 90's with Richard sharing a stage with Bob (and about a hundred others) but I might have imagined that...



Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 06, 2013, 05:08:13 PM

Would like to hear/see that  :)

I wonder if he'll get to play with Bob too?  I have vague recollections of some big charity bash (Montreaux?) from the 90's with Richard sharing a stage with Bob (and about a hundred others) but I might have imagined that...


Not imagined at all. It was a guitar festival in Spain in 92, or '93. Only saw it at the time & it was a bit of a shambles. Either they hadn't rehearsed, or Bob changed his mind on what to play & forgot to mention it. Neither Bob nor RT's finest moment, but great fun to watch.  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 06, 2013, 05:09:52 PM
That's the one...it's reassuring to note that not all of my memories are imagined...  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on July 07, 2013, 08:17:32 PM
From David Hepworth's blog - an amusingly inaccurate assessment of L&L from Karen Buck MP via The Independent :

http://whatsheonaboutnow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/why-mps-really-should-lay-off-rock.html


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on July 08, 2013, 11:45:13 AM
A rather lovely article about Who Knows Where The Time Goes from the Herald: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/not-fade-away-1967-who-knows-where-the-time-goes-sandy-denny.2013075255


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JeremyRS on July 08, 2013, 04:10:56 PM
The great David Hepworth (Word, Mojo, Q etc. etc.) provides a suitable riposte to an idiotic MP:

http://whatsheonaboutnow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/why-mps-really-should-lay-off-rock.html

No more to be said really.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 08, 2013, 04:17:59 PM
See Dan O's post two above yours :-)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JeremyRS on July 08, 2013, 04:36:12 PM
Whoops!  It was on the previous page of my display.  Didn't check it, should have  :-[


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 09, 2013, 02:52:24 PM
Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 09, 2013, 03:07:20 PM

Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


Are those harmony vocals live?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 09, 2013, 03:54:37 PM


Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


Are those harmony vocals live?


Certainly sounds that way. Fairport actually harmonize nicely these days (for example on Cell Song from JBL live). Plus didn't hurt having Maart on this one as well.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 09, 2013, 03:59:55 PM



Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


Are those harmony vocals live?


Certainly sounds that way. Fairport actually harmonize nicely these days (for example on Cell Song from JBL live). Plus didn't hurt having Maart on this one as well.


Sounded too good to be live to me.  That's a compliment by the way!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 09, 2013, 04:42:59 PM




Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


Are those harmony vocals live?


Certainly sounds that way. Fairport actually harmonize nicely these days (for example on Cell Song from JBL live). Plus didn't hurt having Maart on this one as well.


Sounded too good to be live to me.  That's a compliment by the way!


Does sound good alright  :D Must remember to play these at home, I honestly forgot about those downloads on the FC site.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter Taylor on July 09, 2013, 07:26:49 PM

Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php


It was during this track that Radio Oxford lost the sound
Hopefully we may get the other missing tracks up to John Gaudie when their podcast came back on


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 11, 2013, 01:32:42 PM

Download of "Honour & Praise" from last year's Cropredy.  :)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/downloads.php
One of my favourite FC tracks! Will be downloaded later from my home PC  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 15, 2013, 07:19:52 PM
Dylan covers "Vincent BL"?  :o

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/07/15/entertainment/doc51e3f6e3d8dec154024239.txt


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on July 15, 2013, 09:31:36 PM

Dylan covers "Vincent BL"?  :o

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/07/15/entertainment/doc51e3f6e3d8dec154024239.txt


I liked this sentence - "A cover of Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" was a welcome surprise — seemingly for Dylan's band, too"
It'd be interesting to actually hear what it sounded like, as well.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Austin S on July 22, 2013, 04:16:15 AM
Maybe this is old news to everyone else...

I had my Jesus Christ Superstar LP out today for the first time in quite a few years. I was looking through the book that came along (trying to remember the names of a couple vocalists) and saw that on drums was no other than good ol' Bruce Rowland. I get a kick out of knowing that a member of my favorite group played on one of my favorite all-time albums from my childhood!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on July 28, 2013, 06:26:25 AM
In the Fairport scheme of things, Australian singer-songwriter GLENN CARDIER would be best known for having written "All The Dance Numbers" on Dave Pegg's 'Cocktail Cowboy' solo album.  Glenn has written many other equally fine songs over the decades, of course.

He has recently issued a double collection of previously unreleased songs from the 1970s, entitled "Old Haunts".

Not only does it feature the original Glenn Cardier solo demo of All The Dance Numbers (which you can hear in full on his page) - but also a band version featuring both Dave Pegg and Dave Swarbrick!   Glenn explains: "This demo was made at Peggy's place. They added the overdubs later, then Peggy went on to cover it himself."

With 46 tracks altogether, there is much to explore.  All the details can be found at http://www.glenncardier.com/glenn-cardier-music.htm#haunts


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 30, 2013, 03:40:28 PM

Interesting RT interview via his FB page;

http://www.rockol.com/news-521873/Richard-Thompson-%27Dylan-played-my-song.-I-thought-it-was-a-joke


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick the Stick on July 30, 2013, 03:50:03 PM

Maybe this is old news to everyone else...

I had my Jesus Christ Superstar LP out today for the first time in quite a few years. I was looking through the book that came along (trying to remember the names of a couple vocalists) and saw that on drums was no other than good ol' Bruce Rowland. I get a kick out of knowing that a member of my favorite group played on one of my favorite all-time albums from my childhood!

Apparently, according to one of the very first Cropredy programmes (1981? I can't be bothered to look) Bruce was sweeping A L W's chimney when he asked 'know any good drummers?'
Bruce owned up and did the album.
A L W asked if he wanted a fee or a percentage (remember that Tim Rice and A L W were relatively unknown in those days) and Bruce took a fee.
If he'd taken a precentage, well.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Austin S on July 30, 2013, 06:15:19 PM


Maybe this is old news to everyone else...

I had my Jesus Christ Superstar LP out today for the first time in quite a few years. I was looking through the book that came along (trying to remember the names of a couple vocalists) and saw that on drums was no other than good ol' Bruce Rowland. I get a kick out of knowing that a member of my favorite group played on one of my favorite all-time albums from my childhood!

Apparently, according to one of the very first Cropredy programmes (1981? I can't be bothered to look) Bruce was sweeping A L W's chimney when he asked 'know any good drummers?'
Bruce owned up and did the album.
A L W asked if he wanted a fee or a percentage (remember that Tim Rice and A L W were relatively unknown in those days) and Bruce took a fee.
If he'd taken a precentage, well.


 ;D That's a fantastic tale!!! I like to imagine Bruce drumming away up the chimney, ash flying around all willy-nilly. Thanks for sharing that!!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 02, 2013, 07:35:53 PM
Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but The Bunch's "Rock On" looks set for another reissue. Rejoice!  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/The-Bunch-Rock-On-153751?Image&utm_source=Sign-Up.to&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14047-224957-PMC+Newsletter+-+%23075b+%28Forthcoming%29+-+Fri+-+Vers.2


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 02, 2013, 07:56:29 PM

Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but The Bunch's "Rock On" looks set for another reissue. Rejoice!  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/The-Bunch-Rock-On-153751?Image&utm_source=Sign-Up.to&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14047-224957-PMC+Newsletter+-+%23075b+%28Forthcoming%29+-+Fri+-+Vers.2


I know so many who adore this album.  It's just never done anything for me... I guess, ultimately, I'm just not a 50's rock'n'roll fan...  My loss, of course.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Staffan on August 02, 2013, 11:27:11 PM
Bought it when it came out, Swedsih papers seemed to concentrate on the old rock n`rock numbers and not so much on the happy-go-lucky versions of old standards.
Sorry, old fans : "Let there be drums" is an nice enough anomaly, but I look forward to something more substantial----


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on August 02, 2013, 11:36:24 PM
I have to agree with David MJS..I am not a big fan of John Lennon's Rock and Roll or Paul McCartney's album of rock and roll era stuff either and the less said about the rock and roll medley on the Uriah Heep live album, the better.  It must have been fun to record and one or two numbers thrown in to a live performance can be entertaining too, but no need for a full studio album, regardless of the quality of the musicians..


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on August 03, 2013, 02:39:11 AM
I don't adore it, but I don't despise it either. There are some real gems that stand out, like When Will I Be Loved, Learning The Game and Twenty Flight Rock, and a few mediocre covers like Dont Be Cruel and My Girl In The Month of May. Its a side project, nothing more, just like The G.P.'s, The Dylan Project and about a million one-off Ashley Hutchings projects.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on August 03, 2013, 09:20:30 AM

I have to agree with David MJS..I am not a big fan of John Lennon's Rock and Roll or Paul McCartney's album of rock and roll era stuff either and the less said about the rock and roll medley on the Uriah Heep live album, the better.  It must have been fun to record and one or two numbers thrown in to a live performance can be entertaining too, but no need for a full studio album, regardless of the quality of the musicians..


Oh god the horror that is the uriah heep rock'n'roll medley. That has tp be one of the most awful things ever recorded,although to be fair to heep, there were many,many bands who took t he easy option of murdering a handful of 50's classics. ladies and and gentlemen i give you led zeppelin and their r'&'r medley usually found skulking in the middle of "whole lotta love".

I liked the bunch lp/cd but having it on vinyl and cd feel no need to shell out the hard earned again


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on August 04, 2013, 07:58:00 AM
Got the original LP + flexidisc, but will probably buy the new issue.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on August 04, 2013, 03:29:11 PM


Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but The Bunch's "Rock On" looks set for another reissue. Rejoice!  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/The-Bunch-Rock-On-153751?Image&utm_source=Sign-Up.to&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14047-224957-PMC+Newsletter+-+%23075b+%28Forthcoming%29+-+Fri+-+Vers.2


I know so many who adore this album.  It's just never done anything for me... I guess, ultimately, I'm just not a 50's rock'n'roll fan...  My loss, of course.


I bought it on the last CD reissue a few years ago, Fledg'ling, and I think I'v e
only played it 3 or 4 times. I too feel i ought to like it, given the prevalence of people called Denny and Thompson featured, but it obviously hasn't grabbed me.  Strange, as the version of 'When will I be Loved' when I first heard it on the very original Sandy LP box, used to give me the good old spinal shivers. Something to do with a whole album of that sort of thing, maybe. :-\


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 05, 2013, 11:40:34 AM

Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but The Bunch's "Rock On" looks set for another reissue. Rejoice!  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/The-Bunch-Rock-On-153751?Image&utm_source=Sign-Up.to&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14047-224957-PMC+Newsletter+-+%23075b+%28Forthcoming%29+-+Fri+-+Vers.2


It is a mark of the times that a bunch of musicians from various bands who were not, relatively speaking, selling many records for their label, were allowed to make a vanity album of covers of old rock n roll standards and the record company still released it.

It wouldn't/couldn't happen today, at least not in the same way.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 05, 2013, 10:45:06 PM
This may be of interest. It also may be posted in the wrong place, but as Fairport are number 1 on the list, I've placed it in here

http://www.mojo4music.com/4369/britfolk-treasures-playlist/


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 06, 2013, 11:21:09 AM
Nice link thanks! Judging from my involuntary 'ooh yes' to most of the list I shall definately be tracking down the others!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2013, 11:39:40 AM

This may be of interest. It also may be posted in the wrong place, but as Fairport are number 1 on the list, I've placed it in here

http://www.mojo4music.com/4369/britfolk-treasures-playlist/


Nice one..  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on August 06, 2013, 03:31:29 PM


Dylan covers "Vincent BL"?  :o

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/07/15/entertainment/doc51e3f6e3d8dec154024239.txt


I liked this sentence - "A cover of Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" was a welcome surprise — seemingly for Dylan's band, too"
It'd be interesting to actually hear what it sounded like, as well.


Somewhat annoyingly, given that just about every other show on the tour has cropped up, so far there's no sign of Uncle Bob's version appearing yet. Let's hope it does soon.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 06, 2013, 03:35:58 PM


Preview of a new track from Linda Thompson.  :)

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/linda-thompson-laments-being-never-the-bride-song-premiere-20130806


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2013, 04:03:55 PM
That will do me.  Nice  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 06, 2013, 04:41:47 PM

That will do me.  Nice  :)


Agreed, featuring as it does Kami, Teddy & John Kirkpatrick & a Muldour. Plus David Mansfield (Rolling Thunder Revue & Bruce Honsby) & a cast of several others, I'm not familiar with. Bodes well for the album. ;D


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2013, 04:44:07 PM
Certainly does.  I hoped it was JK, not 'just' someone who sounded like JK...


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 06, 2013, 04:57:57 PM

Certainly does.  I hoped it was JK, not 'just' someone who sounded like JK...


Nope; from Linda's FB page:-

David Mansfield: Mandolin
George Javori: Drums
Rob Burger: Hammond Organ
James Walbourne: Electric slide guitar
Jenni Muldaur: bv's
Kami Thompson: bv's
Susan McKeown: bv's
Zak Hobbs: acoustic guitar
Jason Crigler: acoustic and electric guitars & bv's
Teddy Thompson: acoustic guitar and bv's
Jeff Hill: electric bass
John Kirkpatrick: button accordion.

And apologies, I didn't realize there was already a thread on the album. Keep up Ian. :-[


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 06, 2013, 06:41:44 PM

This may be of interest. It also may be posted in the wrong place, but as Fairport are number 1 on the list, I've placed it in here

http://www.mojo4music.com/4369/britfolk-treasures-playlist/


Wot, no solo Sandy?   It's a travesty I say.  :o :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2013, 07:19:13 PM


This may be of interest. It also may be posted in the wrong place, but as Fairport are number 1 on the list, I've placed it in here

http://www.mojo4music.com/4369/britfolk-treasures-playlist/


Wot, no solo Sandy?   It's a travesty I say.  :o :)


In view of the selection criteria I'm not sure I really agree...  A friend of mine has taken offence at Nick Drake being included for similar reasons.  Not sure we need another 'what is folk?' debate, mind  ;) :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 07, 2013, 10:13:47 AM
That's true David.  ::)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on August 12, 2013, 05:24:30 PM
I used to have a cassette called From Past Archives which had a version of John The Gun with RT on lead vocals recorded at Cropredy in 1984. I've since lost this and no longer have the means to play cassettes anyway. Is this track available legally anywhere?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on August 13, 2013, 09:01:10 AM

I used to have a cassette called From Past Archives which had a version of John The Gun with RT on lead vocals recorded at Cropredy in 1984. I've since lost this and no longer have the means to play cassettes anyway. Is this track available legally anywhere?


I think I have this as a CD. It came out around early 90's. I got it from a legitimate outlet but it was described as a semi-bootleg. Vintage technnicolour pic on the sleeve with Sandy looking uncharacteristically frumpy.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 13, 2013, 09:26:39 AM


I used to have a cassette called From Past Archives which had a version of John The Gun with RT on lead vocals recorded at Cropredy in 1984. I've since lost this and no longer have the means to play cassettes anyway. Is this track available legally anywhere?


I think I have this as a CD. It came out around early 90's. I got it from a legitimate outlet but it was described as a semi-bootleg. Vintage technnicolour pic on the sleeve with Sandy looking uncharacteristically frumpy.


Yes I have that CD too. Bought at Cropredy as it happens but I don't recall that version of John The Gun being on it. I must dig it out and check the track listing. I haven't listened to it for many years because much of the content has subsequently appeared on official releases as bonus tracks or the BBC set.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dad Volt on August 13, 2013, 09:34:34 AM
I have a feeling there is more than one version of "From Past Archives" I too bought mine at Cropredy,I would check up on the CD but the cat is on my lap,and is very intent on being there for some time!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 13, 2013, 09:53:43 AM

I think to remember hearing, or just dreamed it, that "From Past Archives" was originally a bootleg that was hi-jacked & given an officially sanctioned, if limited, release. The two final tracks are from Cropredy 1984. Here's the track list:

Nottamun Town
Meet On The Ledge   
You're Gonna Need My Help
Sir Patrick Spens
Tam Lin
Reynardine
Open The Door Homer
Sloth
Sickness And Diseases
She Moves Through The Fair
Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
Rising For The Moon
Down In The Flood
No More Sad Refrains
John The Gun
Doctor Of Physick )


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on August 13, 2013, 10:50:44 AM


I think to remember hearing, or just dreamed it, that "From Past Archives" was originally a bootleg that was hi-jacked & given an officially sanctioned, if limited, release. The two final tracks are from Cropredy 1984. Here's the track list:

Nottamun Town
Meet On The Ledge   
You're Gonna Need My Help
Sir Patrick Spens
Tam Lin
Reynardine
Open The Door Homer
Sloth
Sickness And Diseases
She Moves Through The Fair
Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
Rising For The Moon
Down In The Flood
No More Sad Refrains
John The Gun
Doctor Of Physick )


I thought I might have dreamt it too but I'm sure thats the one. I guess most tracks are available on the Sandy and Fairport BBC sets, but not the Cropredy 1984 tracks. AT2 was obviously 1982, Boot and the Other Boot 86/87? Was nothing officially released from Cropredy 1984?

Looks like this is the CD version - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Past_Archives. May have to see if it's available on an internet auction site. Thanks for the replies.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 13, 2013, 11:09:37 AM

I guess most tracks are available on the Sandy and Fairport BBC sets, but not the Cropredy 1984 tracks. AT2 was obviously 1982, Boot and the Other Boot 86/87? Was nothing officially released from Cropredy 1984?



I have just been looking into that very question. The only other track I can find from 1984 is I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight on the Cropredy Capers box. Nothing from 1985 either.

I also wonder whether the version of Sloth from the Fillmore in 1970 appears anywhere else?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 14, 2013, 02:30:17 PM
I have just read the latest Q&A on RT's website which contains the phrase,

"I am as baffled as a centipede in a shoe shop!"  ;D ;D

Marvellous.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 15, 2013, 08:08:03 PM


I guess most tracks are available on the Sandy and Fairport BBC sets, but not the Cropredy 1984 tracks. AT2 was obviously 1982, Boot and the Other Boot 86/87? Was nothing officially released from Cropredy 1984?



I have just been looking into that very question. The only other track I can find from 1984 is I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight on the Cropredy Capers box. Nothing from 1985 either.

I also wonder whether the version of Sloth from the Fillmore in 1970 appears anywhere else?



I've got the complete '85 set.  Have to check elsewhere but pretty certain I don't have '84.  I'd like it though...as it was my first Cropredy.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on August 17, 2013, 09:09:45 AM



I guess most tracks are available on the Sandy and Fairport BBC sets, but not the Cropredy 1984 tracks. AT2 was obviously 1982, Boot and the Other Boot 86/87? Was nothing officially released from Cropredy 1984?



I have just been looking into that very question. The only other track I can find from 1984 is I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight on the Cropredy Capers box. Nothing from 1985 either.

I also wonder whether the version of Sloth from the Fillmore in 1970 appears anywhere else?



I've got the complete '85 set.  Have to check elsewhere but pretty certain I don't have '84.  I'd like it though...as it was my first Cropredy.


'84 was my first Cropredy, too. It would be great to have something from then (the t shirt's long gone, I'm afraid, and was a tad on the 'snug' side before its untimely demise!)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick the Stick on August 24, 2013, 07:42:56 PM
Steve Wilson, who did such a magnificent job on Tull's Aqualung, is doing this:

The process will start in September, when XTC are to have the 1992 album Nonsuch reissued by the Ape House imprint in CD/DVD-A and CD/Blu-ray formats. This will have bonus tracks, plus new stereo and surround sound mixes from Steven Wilson.

This of course features DM on Drums. Nice.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Philip W on September 03, 2013, 02:25:38 PM
Mick Houghton's biography of Sandy is already being listed on Amazon, with a publication date of May 2014:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ive-Always-Kept-Unicorn-Biography/dp/0571278906/
They need to sort out the blurb, though. To claim that she was "the first female singer-songwriter to produce a substantial and enduring body of original songs" is absurd.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 03, 2013, 02:41:27 PM

Mick Houghton's biography of Sandy is already being listed on Amazon, with a publication date of May 2014:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ive-Always-Kept-Unicorn-Biography/dp/0571278906/
They need to sort out the blurb, though. To claim that she was "the first female singer-songwriter to produce a substantial and enduring body of original songs" is absurd.


And, er, 'interesting' to discover that Swarb wasn't interviewed for this one either, eh?  :-\ :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 03, 2013, 02:43:24 PM

And, er, 'interesting' to discover that Swarb wasn't interviewed for this one either, eh?  :-\ :)


For God's sake, don't tell him!   :o   :D

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 03, 2013, 02:50:00 PM


And, er, 'interesting' to discover that Swarb wasn't interviewed for this one either, eh?  :-\ :)


For God's sake, don't tell him!   :o   :D

Jules


It wasn't me, it was Philip (on the above FB thread!)  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Philip W on September 03, 2013, 02:58:28 PM

And, er, 'interesting' to discover that Swarb wasn't interviewed for this one either, eh?  :-\ :)


I'm looking into that. I suspect Swarb is mistaken and he was interviewed. MH is writing "with the assistance of more than sixty of her friends, fellow musicians and contemporaries" - I can't see him leaving Swarb out of that number.

Why can't everyone be nice to each other, just like on Talkawhile?  ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 03, 2013, 03:22:39 PM

I'm looking into that. I suspect Swarb is mistaken and he was interviewed. MH is writing "with the assistance of more than sixty of her friends, fellow musicians and contemporaries" - I can't see him leaving Swarb out of that number.


It didn't stop a certain other author.....

(God I sound like Swarb!)

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 03, 2013, 06:39:39 PM


I'm looking into that. I suspect Swarb is mistaken and he was interviewed. MH is writing "with the assistance of more than sixty of her friends, fellow musicians and contemporaries" - I can't see him leaving Swarb out of that number.


It didn't stop a certain other author.....

(God I sound like Swarb!)

Jules


I bet you wish you played the fiddle like him!   ;D  


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 03, 2013, 06:40:34 PM

I bet you wish you played the fiddle like him!   ;D  


Indeed.  But then he doesn't get my 6 foot 2 stature.   ;)

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 03, 2013, 06:47:34 PM


I bet you wish you played the fiddle like him!   ;D  


Indeed.  But then he doesn't get my 6 foot 2 stature.   ;)

Jules


I thought you were supposed to be tall Jules?   ;) :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 03, 2013, 06:50:12 PM


Indeed.  But then he doesn't get my 6 foot 2 stature.   ;)


I thought you were supposed to be tall Jules?   ;) :)


In my day, that was tall.

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: KascadeDan on September 15, 2013, 02:40:27 PM
http://www.kevindempsey.co.uk/gigscms/gigs.php

Go right to the bottom of the page and look at the last thing on the gig list.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 15, 2013, 03:04:16 PM

http://www.kevindempsey.co.uk/gigscms/gigs.php

Go right to the bottom of the page and look at the last thing on the gig list.


Nice one.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 15, 2013, 06:19:08 PM

http://www.kevindempsey.co.uk/gigscms/gigs.php

Go right to the bottom of the page and look at the last thing on the gig list.


2015?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: KascadeDan on September 15, 2013, 06:54:15 PM


http://www.kevindempsey.co.uk/gigscms/gigs.php

Go right to the bottom of the page and look at the last thing on the gig list.


2015?

Yeah, I don't know if it's a mistake or whether they genuinely know this far in advance. If they did, it would suggest the band already have someone booked for next year.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 15, 2013, 07:39:41 PM
They have.. It's Edwina Hayes surely?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: KascadeDan on September 15, 2013, 08:36:53 PM

They have.. It's Edwina Hayes surely?

Just checked Edwina's FB, and yes you're right. I could be wrong, but it seems Fairport themselves have yet to announce it, which is why I wasn't aware of it.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 15, 2013, 10:57:38 PM
Er... I've never heard of Edwina Hayes. Any info?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: KascadeDan on September 15, 2013, 11:20:03 PM
http://www.edwinahayes.com/

Singer/songwriter, she recorded a song for the film My Sister's Keeper, she has performed at Cropredy twice before, once on her own in 2005 and again in 2007 with Hummingbird.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter Taylor on September 17, 2013, 03:40:07 PM
Don't know whether this is a joke

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/gta-5-features-wildly-incongruous-folk-soundtrack-2013091779531


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: leahdon (Donna) on September 17, 2013, 04:05:16 PM

Don't know whether this is a joke

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/gta-5-features-wildly-incongruous-folk-soundtrack-2013091779531


It's the Daily Mash - they don't post true articles!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on September 17, 2013, 08:31:36 PM


Don't know whether this is a joke

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/gta-5-features-wildly-incongruous-folk-soundtrack-2013091779531


It's the Daily Mash - they don't post true articles!


having just spent the day slaving over a hot xbox the i can conffirm the article is gods honest truth


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on September 17, 2013, 08:42:31 PM

Er... I've never heard of Edwina Hayes. Any info?


Not bad as I recall but a tad Minnie Mousey some said.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dad Volt on September 17, 2013, 08:55:36 PM


Er... I've never heard of Edwina Hayes. Any info?


Not bad as I recall but a tad Minnie Mousey some said.

Great singing voice,slightly odd (Lancastrian) talking voice!  [;-)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 17, 2013, 10:05:54 PM

http://www.edwinahayes.com/

Singer/songwriter, she recorded a song for the film My Sister's Keeper, she has performed at Cropredy twice before, once on her own in 2005 and again in 2007 with Hummingbird.


Ah, Hummingbird. Now you're talking. I thought they were great and I really like their album too. I must have seen her in 2005 as well but I have no recollection of that.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Widds on September 19, 2013, 04:04:27 AM


Great singing voice,slightly odd (Lancastrian) talking voice!  [;-)


Brought up in Preston and later the east coast of Yorkshire. That's enough to make anyone talk a bit odd!   ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 18, 2013, 11:01:51 AM
After Unhalfbricking was released there was a review about it in a Dutch music paper, the reviewer liked the album and also wrote that their sound was very English and this Englishness was also to be found on the back cover according to the reviewer. A picture of the band having a meal, nothing special but what had caught the reviewer's eye was the bottle of HP sauce.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on October 18, 2013, 11:24:13 AM

After Unhalfbricking was released there was a review about it in a Dutch music paper, the reviewer liked the album and also wrote that their sound was very English and this Englishness was also to be found on the back cover according to the reviewer. A picture of the band having a meal, nothing special but what had caught the reviewer's eye was the bottle of HP sauce.

"...what had caught the reviewer's eye was the bottle of HP sauce"
Which, ironically is currently produced by Heinz in The Netherlands  :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 18, 2013, 11:41:42 AM


After Unhalfbricking was released there was a review about it in a Dutch music paper, the reviewer liked the album and also wrote that their sound was very English and this Englishness was also to be found on the back cover according to the reviewer. A picture of the band having a meal, nothing special but what had caught the reviewer's eye was the bottle of HP sauce.

"...what had caught the reviewer's eye was the bottle of HP sauce"
Which, ironically is currently produced by Heinz in The Netherlands  :)


Funny, but I think only a regular user would know this. :)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: macademis on October 18, 2013, 12:04:33 PM
Ronald, at the time when it was relocated to the Netherlands there was a minor outcry at the loss of the manufacture of a national emblem at the whim of global enterprise


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 19, 2013, 11:05:55 AM
Went to see Tonypandemonium, the first play from Dylan Thomas Prize winning author Rachel Trezise (from Tonypandy in The Rhondda) last night, and was delighted to see one of the lead characters wearing a 1996 Cropredy top! (Sort of a blush orange colour)

I've tried to resize a photo of it on my iPad but I have no idea how you do this, so I can't post a photo sorry


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 23, 2013, 02:14:23 PM
Found this old review of Fairport of a concert in December 1975 in the South of The Netherlands:

Of all the bands in the field of folk-rock, there is really only one true one: Fairport Convention. That was Sunday night in the city theatre in Sittard again underlined by a dazzling concert given by the band. One and a half hours of fresh swinging folk-rock music, interspersed with some beautiful ballads played by a bunch of spontaneous musicians. The line- up of Fairport Convention is as follows: singer and pianist Sandy Denny, for years the pivot around which the group revolved, Trevor Lucas (acoustic guitar), Dave Pegg (bass guitar), Jerry Donahue (electric and slide guitar), Bruce Rowland (drums) and of course the harlequin group of violinist Dave Swarbrick. Dave Swarbrick who acts - at least on stage - as the new leader of the band. Stoned out of his mind and chain smoking (or rather " eating " as the quiet Trevor Lucas let slip) he hops around the stage with his electric violin leaving no room for the others. The only one that could be heard above him was drummer Bruce Rowland.

LOUD

Sandy Denny is no longer the pivot of Fairport Convention. The only thing that was left for her to do was to try to rise vocally above the loud sound of the band. Something she had difficulty with. Some songs were played so loud that Sandy Denny could only shake her head. Her voice also seemed already to have suffered severely during this European tour which was just five days old. Fairport Convention began the concert with Dirty Linen. Dave Swarbrick demonstrated immediately that he would be the main man. After this they played some older songs like Matty Groves, which was played much too loud, Fiddlestix and Bring him down, then came a number of tracks from their new lp Rising from the Moon, Restless, Stranger to himself and Dawn. Highlight of the evening was a beautiful long version of Sloth.


Stoned out of his mind?????
If it was too loud I guess it was not the fault of the band but the sound engineer.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Staffan on October 23, 2013, 02:28:30 PM
Interesting!
I went to the Gothenburgh concert on the same tour,  December 8, if I remember correctly. It was a Sunday evening and I have vague memories, but had it been as loud and "erratic" then,  as the Netherlands review implies, I guess it would have stuck in my mind.
On the contrary, I remember a very tight, concentrated band fronted by a relaxed Sandy Denny in a long dress.
Is memory playing tricks with me?  ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on October 23, 2013, 03:05:21 PM


Stoned out of his mind?


Well, he has been known to inhale, you know... allegedly (actually, I'm pretty certain he's in 'print' on that score...but...)



Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 29, 2013, 10:41:39 AM
The Fairport member who suggested that they sang Bob Dylan's If you gotta go in French would not have dreamed that it would also end up on this person's cd. I do not know if he used the same lyrics but he certainly did use their arrangement.

http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Hugues+Aufray/Aufray+Trans+Dylan

Here an exerpt of the song:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_sp_smpl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0060CMDU2&catalogItemType=track

Or that their version would be used on these compilation cd's, it is number 20 on dics 4.

http://www.northendhaarlem.nl/a-25976162/verzamel/vive-la-france-top-100-5cd/


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on October 29, 2013, 08:32:59 PM



Stoned out of his mind?


Well, he has been known to inhale, you know... allegedly (actually, I'm pretty certain he's in 'print' on that score...but...)




That certainly wasn't a Marlboro Light hanging from his lips for the duration of Sloth the first time I saw Fairport, at Glastonbury '84.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2013, 10:45:45 AM
This month's Prog magazine describes the chaps as "British Folk Prog Legends".  Ha ha ha.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on November 04, 2013, 09:50:56 AM
The 1/2 page ad (in the Grauniad Guide) for the 2014 Wintour includes the legend: "First & Foremost Folk Rock".

Hope this means more "welly"!

(not a Merseybeat tribute segment...  ;) )



Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on November 07, 2013, 08:29:26 AM
Some badly informed reporters write strange/droll reviews like the one I found of a Fairport concert in October 1973 in The Netherlands.

First he started by saying that Dave Swarick and Dave Mattacks were the only two members of the old Fairport  ???

Then he goes on by saying that Swarbrick with his Paganini like performance dominated the two hour concert and that the few times he let Trevor Lucas sing the quality dropped significantly ??? ???, but he saved the best for the last. According to the reporter the American style guitar work of Jerry Donahue did not really fit the music they played because they are not really a Rock band or can play American Country music. As an example he gave Dylan's Country Pie because in that song it was evident that there is a difference between the British and American way of building up solos and that Fairport could use a real American guitarist??????

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Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on November 07, 2013, 03:39:06 PM
Nothing like research huh?  ???                  ;)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Zoe on November 07, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
We were at Spalding Folk club last night and saw posters for Fairport at The South Holland Centre 29th May 2014 £20, could not see it on the Fairport website gig page so thought you might like a heads up.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 07, 2013, 04:13:32 PM
The first of the May acoustic tour gigs....


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on November 07, 2013, 04:20:48 PM

Nothing like research huh?  ???                  ;)


It is funny to read some of these old reviews and it also corrects your memory. I saw Emmylou Harris once in Amsterdam and could have sworn it was in the Concertgebouw, in fact I would have staked my life on it but after reading the review I saw that it had been in another place, how is that for memory failure, and that only after 35 years or so  :-[


We were at Spalding Folk club last night and saw posters for Fairport at The South Holland Centre 29th May 2014 £20, could not see it on the Fairport website gig page so thought you might like a heads up.


I do live in the part of Holland called South Holland but unfortunately that centre is in England.



Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on December 02, 2013, 06:14:23 PM
So lot's of people who saw Fairport at GBFF are saying it was the best they have seen them for a while.  Can you expand a bit on what made it so good for those of us who missed out?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 02, 2013, 07:20:51 PM
For me it was a combination of things. A very appealing setlist. Some terrific singing from everyone (except Ric) with glorious harmonies. Really robust, muscular and dare I say rocking performances. Hilarious banter (no Simon, we are not all from Skegness) and a general sense of bonhomie both within the band and between band and audience. The crowd were up for it from the first number. It didn't hurt that the first number was a crunchy Sir Patrick Spens. A big meeting of old friends. Everybody on top form.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on December 02, 2013, 07:37:13 PM
I saw your report earlier Al and wanted to ask the same question Will did. That makes me really happy to hear!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bob Barrows on December 02, 2013, 09:27:05 PM

The Fairport member who suggested that they sang Bob Dylan's If you gotta go in French would not have dreamed that it would also end up on this person's cd. I do not know if he used the same lyrics but he certainly did use their arrangement.

http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Hugues+Aufray/Aufray+Trans+Dylan

Here an exerpt of the song:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_sp_smpl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0060CMDU2&catalogItemType=track

Or that their version would be used on these compilation cd's, it is number 20 on dics 4.

http://www.northendhaarlem.nl/a-25976162/verzamel/vive-la-france-top-100-5cd/
This was my intro to the song - never heard Dylan's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg6zg-bu5Oc


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Hurricane (Dan) on December 04, 2013, 02:14:21 PM
So what does everyone think of the brand spanking new album from Chris Leslie, purchased last night at the Aggies Bury gig?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on December 04, 2013, 02:30:07 PM

This was my intro to the song - never heard Dylan's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg6zg-bu5Oc


Here's Bob's, Bob:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYfYy362wHs

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Mark Donmall on December 08, 2013, 10:49:14 AM
Just seen on Proper's web site that Simon Nicol's 2 solo albums are to be re-issued in January http://www.propermusic.com/artist/Simon-Nicol-68915


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 09, 2013, 10:33:45 AM
At full price?.....hmmm


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on December 09, 2013, 12:20:03 PM

At full price?.....hmmm
16 years after they were last released, too. As I already have 'em, I wouldn't buy 'em anyhow, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't at this price. All due respect and everything, but....


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on December 09, 2013, 12:37:25 PM


At full price?.....hmmm
16 years after they were last released, too. As I already have 'em, I wouldn't buy 'em anyhow, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't at this price. All due respect and everything, but....


We love em, but the last(?) reissue in a 2 for 1 CD was the best idea. We originally had the first on vinyl and the second on cassette so the reissue was welcomed then.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on December 09, 2013, 02:48:39 PM
When Fairport wanted another female singer Sandy Denny also did an audition, did she know Fairport then or did she only audition because she had heard Fairport was looking for a female singer in other words had there been another band looking for a female singer like Traffic, Lindisfarne or Jethro Tull to name a couple would she also have tried those? Or was her choice for Fairport a deliberate one? Does anyone know?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 09, 2013, 02:52:18 PM
As I understand it, they asked her....wasn't she 'stolen' from the Strawbs?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on December 09, 2013, 03:17:29 PM

As I understand it, they asked her....wasn't she 'stolen' from the Strawbs?


This is what I found on Wiki:

After making the Saga albums with Alex Campbell and Johnny Silvo, Denny looked for a band that would allow her to stretch herself as a vocalist, reach a wider audience, and have the opportunity to display her songwriting. She said, "I wanted to do something more with my voice." After working briefly with the Strawbs Denny remained unconvinced that they could provide that opportunity, and so she ended her relationship with the band.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 09, 2013, 03:24:53 PM
Dave Cousins might have something to add to that....


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on December 09, 2013, 03:36:39 PM

Dave Cousins might have something to add to that....


A prog rock instrumental passage maybe?   ;D

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on December 10, 2013, 09:02:48 AM

Dave Cousins might have something to add to that....


Yes, Dave's never backward about coming forward on this issue. Mind you, I've never heard him say anything uncharitable about SAndy.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 10, 2013, 09:09:05 AM
Nor me....!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on December 11, 2013, 10:35:20 AM

As I understand it, they asked her....wasn't she 'stolen' from the Strawbs?


Surely the timing is wrong for that to be the case. Sandy's work with the Strawbs was in 1967. Her audition for/of (!) FC was in summer 1968. In between she was a solo performer.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 11, 2013, 10:45:06 AM
I suspect the Strawbs would have recorded another album if she's stayed around....


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Col D on December 11, 2013, 02:11:06 PM

Surely the timing is wrong for that to be the case. Sandy's work with the Strawbs was in 1967. Her audition for/of (!) FC was in summer 1968. In between she was a solo performer.


That's my understanding of it too. I think she left during the period when Dave Cousins was trying to get a label deal for the album, which would have been towards the end of '67. Polydor showed interest but insisted that it would have to be re-recorded with better production, which Sandy declined to be involved in. This would have been when she started to plan for a solo album with Joe Boyd as her manager. The Strawbs continued with Sonja Kristina, later of Curved Air, for a very short time before reverting to a three piece. They signed with A&M in April '68, a month before Sandy auditioned for Fairport.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: ColinB on December 12, 2013, 09:41:59 PM
Those who are following Kami Thompson's musical adventures may like to know that she and partner James have renamed themselves from Dead Flamingos to The Rails. Not sure why. Maybe there's another group called Dead Flamingoes out there.

If you want to, you can 'like' them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheRailsOfficial



Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 12, 2013, 10:17:28 PM
Ooh, described as Folk/Rock band, EP coming in the spring on Island Records no less.

Looking forward to their live dates


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on December 12, 2013, 11:23:57 PM
dead flamingos was a terrible name.
You can go off the rails though


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 13, 2013, 10:08:15 AM

dead flamingos was a terrible name.
You can go off the rails though


Class. ;D


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on December 13, 2013, 12:39:49 PM
Get 'em on a double bill with Sleeper!  ::)

Do I get "points" for that?  ;)

Back on track (sorry!) - I wonder if the chaps will give any new material a debut on the Wintour?


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on December 13, 2013, 02:41:23 PM
After watching a clip of Fairport doing Mercy Bay at GBFF coupled with reports from some here about the performance, can I say how good and inspired they are sounding. Quite loud and aggressive, and Gerry in particular sounding great. Well done chaps.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 13, 2013, 02:56:16 PM

After watching a clip of Fairport doing Mercy Bay at GBFF coupled with reports from some here about the performance, can I say how good and inspired they are sounding. Quite loud and aggressive, and Gerry in particular sounding great. Well done chaps.
IMHO Gerry is awesome  :) I've always had a soft spot for drummers and take a keen interest in their performance, whatever the band. Whilst I wouldn't put him in the swoon category (sorry mate), he is technically one of the best drummers I've seen. IMHO as I say.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on December 13, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
Being a big Mattacks fan, I remember when Gerry joined I had no reservations whatsoever about him. Notwithstanding his connection to the Fairport family for years before, his drumming has always been enjoyable to me, and I love how he has incorporated percussion instruments over the years as well.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 13, 2013, 06:40:06 PM

Those who are following Kami Thompson's musical adventures may like to know that she and partner James have renamed themselves from Dead Flamingos to The Rails. Not sure why. Maybe there's another group called Dead Flamingoes out there.




There may or may not be another Dead Flamingos out there, but there is definitely another band called 'The Rails'.  I think they are Canadian?    ::)


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on December 13, 2013, 06:44:00 PM


Those who are following Kami Thompson's musical adventures may like to know that she and partner James have renamed themselves from Dead Flamingos to The Rails. Not sure why. Maybe there's another group called Dead Flamingoes out there.




There may or may not be another Dead Flamingos out there, but there is definitely another band called 'The Rails'.  I think they are Canadian?    ::)


I think you are on the right track there


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Addie on December 13, 2013, 06:44:38 PM

After watching a clip of Fairport doing Mercy Bay at GBFF coupled with reports from some here about the performance, can I say how good and inspired they are sounding. Quite loud and aggressive, and Gerry in particular sounding great. Well done chaps.


Did that not come across in my review?  ;D


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 13, 2013, 06:47:18 PM



Those who are following Kami Thompson's musical adventures may like to know that she and partner James have renamed themselves from Dead Flamingos to The Rails. Not sure why. Maybe there's another group called Dead Flamingoes out there.




There may or may not be another Dead Flamingos out there, but there is definitely another band called 'The Rails'.  I think they are Canadian?    ::)


I think you are on the right track there


Just to augment your joke Jim, I found this.....     http://www.therails.ca/


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on December 13, 2013, 06:54:09 PM


After watching a clip of Fairport doing Mercy Bay at GBFF coupled with reports from some here about the performance, can I say how good and inspired they are sounding. Quite loud and aggressive, and Gerry in particular sounding great. Well done chaps.


Did that not come across in my review?  ;D



Must have been lost somewhere in between "I" and "enjoyed it"  ;D I blame the hat!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on December 13, 2013, 07:11:00 PM

Being a big Mattacks fan, I remember when Gerry joined I had no reservations whatsoever about him. Notwithstanding his connection to the Fairport family for years before, his drumming has always been enjoyable to me, and I love how he has incorporated percussion instruments over the years as well.


And the two playing together are awesome.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on December 13, 2013, 07:13:59 PM




Those who are following Kami Thompson's musical adventures may like to know that she and partner James have renamed themselves from Dead Flamingos to The Rails. Not sure why. Maybe there's another group called Dead Flamingoes out there.




There may or may not be another Dead Flamingos out there, but there is definitely another band called 'The Rails'.  I think they are Canadian?    ::)


I think you are on the right track there


Just to augment your joke Jim, I found this.....     http://www.therails.ca/


Joke? Joke!


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: macademis on December 13, 2013, 07:57:41 PM
I didn't get it right away, its a bit of a sleeper.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 17, 2013, 08:05:37 PM
Cripes.  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/saturn-rings-peggy/


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 17, 2013, 08:13:16 PM
I wonder if it's an obelisk like in 2001 (in the book version it orbits Saturn rather than Jupiter in the movie - or is it 'tother way round?).
Fascinating.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on December 17, 2013, 09:00:26 PM

I wonder if it's an obelisk like in 2001 (in the book version it orbits Saturn rather than Jupiter in the movie - or is it 'tother way round?).
Fascinating.


Yes, Jupiter in the movie.

Jules


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 17, 2013, 09:36:32 PM
(Funnily enough,I bought the DVD of the movie at the weekend,but I haven't watched it yet.)
I wonder if there's a close up of this anomaly,and it turns out to be The Monolith...you'll see the Angel Delight line up surrounding it having a widdle.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ian_ on December 27, 2013, 10:59:43 AM

 Good to see Iain Matthews involved in this: http://pitchfork.com/news/53198-beach-house-fleet-foxes-walkmen-grizzly-bear-members-to-perform-gene-clarks-no-other-on-tour/   ....and I do hope recordings of the shows are made available  :D


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dad Volt on January 05, 2014, 12:07:30 PM
Weird bit of trivia,for no obvious reason I was thinking about the first time I saw Fairport,Leeds Astoria 1985 (Gladys' Leap tour). Does anyone else recall the slide show that accompanied "The Hiring Fair" more or less following the story of the song. Does anyone else recall this and does anyone know if it has been seen/heard of since then? They may also have been another series of photos accompanying another song but can't recall which one.  


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on January 05, 2014, 12:25:27 PM

Weird bit of trivia,for no obvious reason I was thinking about the first time I saw Fairport,Leeds Astoria 1985 (Gladys' Leap tour). Does anyone else recall the slide show that accompanied "The Hiring Fair" more or less following the story of the song. Does anyone else recall this and does anyone know if it has been seen/heard of since then? They may also have been another series of photos accompanying another song but can't recall which one.  


There was a slide show used on one of the live videos instead of live footage, could it be the same one . Off to the footie soon, so cant check it out for a while.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 05, 2014, 12:36:45 PM

Weird bit of trivia,for no obvious reason I was thinking about the first time I saw Fairport,Leeds Astoria 1985 (Gladys' Leap tour). Does anyone else recall the slide show that accompanied "The Hiring Fair" more or less following the story of the song. Does anyone else recall this and does anyone know if it has been seen/heard of since then? They may also have been another series of photos accompanying another song but can't recall which one.  


Yes I remember it ...  But don't know if it's been seen or used since then...


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on January 05, 2014, 12:37:44 PM
I do indeed remember the Hiring Fair slide show.  It seems to me it was used for a year or two then retired.  I have a vague memory that there was another one that accompanied Portmeirion, with pictures of the village, but wouldn't swear to it.  That must have been mpre short-lived (if it existed at all outside my mind!).


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on January 05, 2014, 04:06:29 PM
Did they not have something like that on the big screen during HF a few years ago? (possibly the year there was a screen on the back of the sound tower?) I certainly remember a picture of the moon during the song, can't recall if there was a whole slideshow.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on January 05, 2014, 05:05:55 PM

Weird bit of trivia,for no obvious reason I was thinking about the first time I saw Fairport,Leeds Astoria 1985 (Gladys' Leap tour). Does anyone else recall the slide show that accompanied "The Hiring Fair" more or less following the story of the song. Does anyone else recall this and does anyone know if it has been seen/heard of since then? They may also have been another series of photos accompanying another song but can't recall which one.  


I seem to recall the young lady was played by Peggy's daughter Steph.


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Viv G on January 06, 2014, 08:41:21 AM



I seem to recall the young lady was played by Peggy's daughter Steph.



Yes I have this same memory too


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 10, 2014, 10:52:01 AM
That slideshow appeared on the Cropredy 1986 VHS that came out - 'Cropredy Capers' as I recall...


Title: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dr Clive on February 07, 2014, 03:02:16 PM




I seem to recall the young lady was played by Peggy's daughter Steph.



Yes I have this same memory too


As I recall (but I may be mistaken), the pictures were taken by Peggy's (then) wife?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Philip W on February 13, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
The Times has a feature today, "Pop School: 20 Best Voices", by Bob Stanley. Sandy takes the number 2 spot, after Elvis and ahead of Marvin Gaye and Dusty...

Not available online without subscription (Mr Murdoch doesn't believe in giving anything away free).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on February 22, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
We are all probably aware that this year is the 45th anniversary of 'Liege and Leaf' but never mind that - it's first and foremost the 10th anniversary of 'Over the Next Hill'  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 22, 2014, 05:25:29 PM

We are all probably aware that this year is the 45th anniversary of 'Liege and Leaf' but never mind that - it's first and foremost the 10th anniversary of 'Over the Next Hill'  ;D


Ahem... Lief...   ;)

OTNH... already??

WKWTTG???


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on February 22, 2014, 06:14:11 PM


Ahem... Lief...   ;)



Whoops!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 23, 2014, 10:17:45 PM

We are all probably aware that this year is the 45th anniversary of 'Liege and Leaf' but never mind that - it's first and foremost the 10th anniversary of 'Over the Next Hill'  ;D
10 years ago next month I went to see FC for the first time in 13 years and was disappointed no Maart (I didn't know he's left) but rather taken with the young man who replaced him... from that we decided to go to Cropredy for the first time and we've never looked back!

OTNH is one of my favourite FC albums   :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2014, 12:16:07 PM
I see from the FC site that the chaps are in the studio working on the next album; so, can we assume they're playing/recording together this time, rather than separately as per The Festival Bell? I'm sure Johnny Gale will elicit the best possible sound however they record...

I wonder if they will invite any guests to play/sing on it?  Edwina's voice meshes so well...

and I am available to provide backing vocals should they require someone with a similar range to Simon's. Hey, I can dream...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2014, 01:00:04 PM
Gawd knows who is playing bass. It isn't Peggy, he isn't ready yet. And Matt is off on tour with Procol Harum.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Austin S on March 18, 2014, 01:03:24 PM
I know they're together in the studio, but do you think they'll add the bass parts later so Peggy can play for the album?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2014, 01:03:50 PM
I think they may have to.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 18, 2014, 01:45:41 PM
I wonder if all of them being in the studio together is to do the guide work for the new album, deciding what songs are going to be on the album, what instruments, etc. Then the individual parts can be added, i.e. Peggy on bass. Though I am sure Peggy's bass will be what we hear on the CD lets not forget that Simon is not too shabby on bass and Chris has played it as well over the years.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2014, 04:53:36 PM
And Ric's played Peggy's bass uke.

(And DM used to play the bass on "Bridge Over the River Ash" when they played it live).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 18, 2014, 05:06:00 PM

And Ric's played Peggy's bass uke.

(And DM used to play the bass on "Bridge Over the River Ash" when they played it live).


Ditto Bruce on the same number and Flatback Caper (at least on the version on the Farewell, Farewell album). I assume that was the number being played that the inner fold photo showed with Simon on guitar, Peggy and Swarb on mandolins, and Bruce on bass.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on March 18, 2014, 05:23:08 PM
If you lot carry on like this you'll have everyone thinking Peggy is expendable!   :o

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 18, 2014, 05:36:00 PM

If you lot carry on like this you'll have everyone thinking Peggy is expendable!   :o

Jules


True enough Jules. Lets face it there are bass players and then there is Dave Pegg who brings it to a completely different level. Though I was already a fan of his work when I heard Richard's Guitar, Vocal, my jaw absolutely dropped when I heard what he did on It'll Be Me. Practically played a rhythm guitar part and bass part simultaneously on that one so I will be very happy when I see him strap that bass back on  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2014, 05:43:15 PM
With Matt depping, Peggy's bass playing wasn't missed by many that I spoke to at Pontardawe. But without his vocals, a chunk of Fairport was definitely missing.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on March 18, 2014, 06:29:24 PM

If you lot carry on like this you'll have everyone thinking Peggy is expendable!   :o

Jules


Peggy who?????????  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on March 18, 2014, 08:51:19 PM

With Matt depping, Peggy's bass playing wasn't missed by many that I spoke to at Pontardawe. But without his vocals, a chunk of Fairport was definitely missing.


Hmmm, a brilliant bass player who can provide decent backing vocals?

Maart anyone?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on April 05, 2014, 12:58:29 AM
Every now and then you find yourself bowled over by something that had passed you by ages ago .For example. ----
 I have just been stunned by the utter brilliance of "Eastern Rain" from "What we Did on our Holidays " .

I'm astounded .Its a shockingly good track and I've only just realised it .  .


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on April 05, 2014, 12:06:27 PM

Every now and then you find yourself bowled over by something that had passed you by ages ago .For example. ----
 I have just been stunned by the utter brilliance of "Eastern Rain" from "What we Did on our Holidays " .

I'm astounded .Its a shockingly good track and I've only just realised it .  .


Gosh yes.  'She Moves etc.' too. That whole album, really. Remains just about my favourite Fpt.  8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on April 05, 2014, 12:27:17 PM
Reading through this thread tells me that it is high time I re-visited my collection of Faiports CDs, some of which have not seen the light of day for quite a while.  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on April 05, 2014, 01:46:52 PM
Fairport's original lady singer is currently on her way northwards to play for Farnsfield Acoustic this very evening...

Judy Dyble will be delighting us this evening with her wonderful band  :)

The venue is Wellow Memorial Hall, mr Ollerton , North Nottinghamshire..  NG220EF.. There are still a few tickets left..

The doors open at 7pm for an early start at 7.30....

See you there!  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on April 09, 2014, 08:50:17 AM

Every now and then you find yourself bowled over by something that had passed you by ages ago .For example. ----
 I have just been stunned by the utter brilliance of "Eastern Rain" from "What we Did on our Holidays " .

I'm astounded .Its a shockingly good track and I've only just realised it .  .

Eastern Rain??? I know that record by heart, but had long since forgotten what the tracks are actually called! It was only a couple of years ago I identified Book Song... but then it's in that category of record that I always play through, it's a whole not a collection of tracks (apart from MOTL of course)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on April 09, 2014, 09:20:49 AM


Every now and then you find yourself bowled over by something that had passed you by ages ago .For example. ----
 I have just been stunned by the utter brilliance of "Eastern Rain" from "What we Did on our Holidays " .

I'm astounded .Its a shockingly good track and I've only just realised it .  .

Eastern Rain??? I know that record by heart, but had long since forgotten what the tracks are actually called! It was only a couple of years ago I identified Book Song... but then it's in that category of record that I always play through, it's a whole not a collection of tracks (apart from MOTL of course)



I put WWDIOH ahead of Liege and Lief for content and performance, but that's just MHO.  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on April 09, 2014, 09:39:04 AM
 No it's not!! (not just YHO  ;) )


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on April 10, 2014, 12:02:07 PM

 No it's not!! (not just YHO  ;) )


So nice to not feel alone.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 05, 2014, 11:23:15 AM
A couple of intriguing Tweets from one @JohnWilson14 this morning...

"Richard Thompson once described to me exact location of big tree he sang about in Meet Me On The Ledge. If I imagined the right tree then..."

"..the Ledge has broken off"   :o



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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on May 06, 2014, 11:49:28 AM
Indeed, you beat me to posting this....

That's the brother of Arsenal ex-goalie, Bob Wilson, that was!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on May 06, 2014, 12:06:48 PM

Indeed, you beat me to posting this....

That's the brother of Arsenal ex-goalie, Bob Wilson, that was!

He's actually Bob Wilson's son  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on May 06, 2014, 12:10:50 PM
oops, that's what I meant to say!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 21, 2014, 10:43:33 AM
Fans of The Shell Collector might like today's Google home page.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on May 21, 2014, 11:52:15 AM

Fans of The Shell Collector might like today's Google home page.

You beat me to it, Al  :)...today's Google doodle celebrates the 215th anniversary of the birth of palaeontologist Mary Anning (The Fossil Hunter as commemorated in song by Chris Leslie)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 21, 2014, 11:57:44 AM


Fans of The Shell Collector might like today's Google home page.

You beat me to it, Al  :)...today's Google doodle celebrates the 215th anniversary of the birth of palaeontologist Mary Anning (The Fossil Hunter as commemorated in song by Chris Leslie)


Indeed. The Fossil Hunter. Doh! My memory really is appalling at the moment.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on May 21, 2014, 12:03:26 PM
The Fossil Hunter is a bit of a Marmite song in the FC catalogue. I quite like it, but it breaks the 6 minute mark and could comfortably be shortened by about 2 minutes and not lose a lot. Peggy plays particularly fine bass on it, though...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 24, 2014, 08:09:29 AM
I'm not going to repeat them here because I'm not even sure they were meant to be made in public (I do wonder sometimes if some people realise how Facebook works) but there's some pretty gritty comments from Swarb about the current band on his Facebook thread... don't think he'll be at Cropredy any time soon, sadly...  :-\


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on May 24, 2014, 09:31:16 AM

I'm not going to repeat them here because I'm not even sure they were meant to be made in public (I do wonder sometimes if some people realise how Facebook works) but there's some pretty gritty comments from Swarb about the current band on his Facebook thread... don't think he'll be at Cropredy any time soon, sadly...  :-\
I just attempted to access Swarb's Facebook page only to find I could no longer get in, so it seems I may have been blocked.
The only thing I can think of that may have upset Swarb is the fact that my name is one of those shown at the back of the"Fairport by Fairport" book.
Surely he hasn't scoured the book un-friending all those listed has he?
I'd be interested to see if this has happened to anyone else.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 24, 2014, 10:14:13 AM
I'm on that list, but I'm not banned from Swarb's page.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 24, 2014, 02:00:56 PM

I'm not going to repeat them here because I'm not even sure they were meant to be made in public (I do wonder sometimes if some people realise how Facebook works) but there's some pretty gritty comments from Swarb about the current band on his Facebook thread... don't think he'll be at Cropredy any time soon, sadly...  :-\


I think I saw something about that in this week's Melody Maker - "Non founder member still narked at band he left thirty years ago" was the headline, IIRC.  ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 24, 2014, 02:06:03 PM
Harsh(ish) but funny  :)

ps Melody Maker!  Bless!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on May 25, 2014, 11:22:24 AM

Harsh(ish) but funny  :)

ps Melody Maker!  Bless!


Crikey, it's still going then.  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PLW (Peter) on May 25, 2014, 07:27:22 PM

I'm not going to repeat them here because I'm not even sure they were meant to be made in public (I do wonder sometimes if some people realise how Facebook works) but there's some pretty gritty comments from Swarb about the current band on his Facebook thread... don't think he'll be at Cropredy any time soon, sadly...  :-\


Not very nice about the "two old boys who run it". A real shame. He was for a very long time a personal hero.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on May 25, 2014, 07:30:12 PM
As a non-FBer, I can't see it, but something clearly went south in the Swarb and Peggy relationship some time ago.  They were very close once, and you can't help but feel that it's all a big, big shame.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 27, 2014, 12:19:29 PM
This must be fairly recent, he was only on the Cropredy stage a few years ago.

It is a shame  :(


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on May 27, 2014, 04:17:49 PM


I'm not going to repeat them here because I'm not even sure they were meant to be made in public (I do wonder sometimes if some people realise how Facebook works) but there's some pretty gritty comments from Swarb about the current band on his Facebook thread... don't think he'll be at Cropredy any time soon, sadly...  :-\
I just attempted to access Swarb's Facebook page only to find I could no longer get in, so it seems I may have been blocked.
The only thing I can think of that may have upset Swarb is the fact that my name is one of those shown at the back of the"Fairport by Fairport" book.
Surely he hasn't scoured the book un-friending all those listed has he?
I'd be interested to see if this has happened to anyone else.


I was blocked some time ago as well. It must have been because of comments about the Fairport by Fairport book (which I never actually bought) and the comments from Swarb towards the current band. Very disappointed at the time that one of my favorites had taken that action for speaking my mind, just as he does, but I have moved on. I don't think anything I said could be construed as disparaging towards anyone involved but obviously he felt otherwise.  ???


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on May 27, 2014, 04:41:51 PM
Interesting Robert!
I really can't think of anything I might have said which would have made Swarb want to block me, but obviously it's his choice.
The whole thing is very sad.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on May 27, 2014, 05:25:30 PM

Interesting Robert!
I really can't think of anything I might have said which would have made Swarb want to block me, but obviously it's his choice.
The whole thing is very sad.


Agreed.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 28, 2014, 08:57:19 AM
Well, you can always send him an email and ask!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 18, 2014, 01:41:10 PM
Perusing the copious notes included with King Crimson's "Larks Tongues" box set, I spotted the following:

1st Jan 1972; from a piece by Ray Telford in "Sounds":

'Bill Bruford cites Fairport Convention, Pete Townshend and maybe King Crimson as "laying down some kind of permanent roots for contemporary British music"'.

BB was still a member of Yes at that time.  Yes & KC had played on the same bill at the Van Dyke Club in Plymouth (13/5/69) - a benefit gig for FC following the crash.
 


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ian_ on June 26, 2014, 07:09:03 PM

 Had a bit of a surprise yesterday: Working, as I do, in a Care Home for elderly people (mostly in their 80's and 90's) I'm used to the kind of publications that the residents or their families bring in - The likes of 'Woman's Own', 'Woman's Realm', 'Saga' and the depressingly ubiquitous 'Daily Mail'. So seeing one very venerable lady reading a copy of the equally ancient and chintzy 'People's friend' was no surprise - what was surprising was that it was open at a full page article about Fairport Convention  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on June 27, 2014, 09:12:27 AM
Goodness gracious, is that still going??? -(People's Friend, not the Chaps    ;) )


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on June 27, 2014, 12:28:03 PM

Goodness gracious, is that still going??? -(People's Friend, not the Chaps    ;) )


Yes, my Mum reads it. 8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on June 27, 2014, 01:08:09 PM
My granny always read it...  But she didn't know anything re Fairport!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 27, 2014, 01:26:03 PM
Do they still have those really **** watercolours on the front?

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 27, 2014, 02:49:06 PM
Judging by their website... yes indeed. :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 27, 2014, 03:40:14 PM

Judging by their website... yes indeed. :o


Marvellous!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Darren_j on June 27, 2014, 05:55:40 PM
I suppose as People's Friend's traditional readership starts to die off they are doing what they can to entice 60-something baby-boomers and getting more rock n roll...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ian FM on June 28, 2014, 12:08:16 AM
Did anyone spot the cameo appearance by an ex-Fairporter on this week's re-run of Top of the Pops on BBC4?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 07, 2014, 02:21:28 PM
I am currently wading my way through the Paul McCartney Complete Recording Sessions 1969 - 2013 book and discovered the following interesting tidbit which I did not know.

There is a short section about the making of Mike McGear's McGear album in 1974 (a wonderful record which I am still desperate to find a reasonably priced CD copy of). Gerry Conway plays drums on the album and says in a short, new interview specially conducted for the book that after the recording he was invited by Paul McCartney to join Wings (Denny Seiwell having recently departed) but he had to decline because he was already committed to a Cat Stevens tour.

Gerry should of course be celebrated for many things but I would rank his presence on The Man Who Found God On the Moon very highly amongst them.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on July 07, 2014, 02:24:53 PM


My Mum did ring me to tell me Fc / Cropredy featured in the Peoples Friend - that's been going longer than FC..............

She did cut it out to keep for me - but may have mislaid it.

She said it all seems "very nice dear"....................


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 28, 2014, 10:21:37 AM
Richard Thompson's Acoustic Classics in the top 20 of the album chart! I didn't see that coming.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 04, 2014, 12:56:34 PM
Book Song on Radio 6music just now...  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 04, 2014, 01:47:02 PM
I love Book Song... can I put it on the rareties wish list please?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: scarabus (Kevin) on August 16, 2014, 09:12:44 AM
Hello all - I've just booked to see the chaps in Hertford on 24 October but can see that gig listed anywhere, including the FC website. Is it a one-off?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 16, 2014, 11:08:39 AM
What venue is it at? Not the Corn Exchange....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: scarabus (Kevin) on August 16, 2014, 12:23:39 PM
Alas no - they put a great show there a couple of years back. This is at the Hertford Theatre on 24 October


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on September 09, 2014, 04:37:26 PM
Hot news - the Canadians claim to have found one of Franklin's ships! Chris had better add an extra verse!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on September 16, 2014, 02:41:27 PM
Swarb was part of an Only Connect question yesterday:

Connect the following:

Steve Jobs, Marcus Garvey, Dave Swarbrick, Mark Twain

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: macademis on September 16, 2014, 02:48:20 PM
....and none of them knew the answer, nor indeed who Swarb is!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on September 16, 2014, 03:22:24 PM
and was there an answer?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: northseajoe on September 16, 2014, 03:27:23 PM

....and none of them knew the answer, nor indeed who Swarb is!


To be fair, one of the contestants thought 'he used to be in a band'.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: northseajoe on September 16, 2014, 03:28:19 PM

and was there an answer?


They all had premature obituaries published, Stephen.  Mr Swarbrick's was, I believe, in the Telegraph.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 17, 2014, 07:25:16 PM
Lengthy (8pp) article about Bruce Lacey in the October 2014 (Fripp on the cover) edition of The Wire magazine...

He's a one-off.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on September 17, 2014, 08:21:44 PM


and was there an answer?


They all had premature obituaries published, Stephen.  Mr Swarbrick's was, I believe, in the Telegraph.


Victoria Coren repeated Swarb's quote: 'It's not the first time I've died in Coventry...'

'twas bollox' is what Swarb wrote on a copy of his obituary when he signed it for me a few years ago  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on September 18, 2014, 10:17:04 AM



and was there an answer?


They all had premature obituaries published, Stephen.  Mr Swarbrick's was, I believe, in the Telegraph.


Victoria Coren repeated Swarb's quote: 'It's not the first time I've died in Coventry...'

'twas bollox' is what Swarb wrote on a copy of his obituary when he signed it for me a few years ago  ;D


He should be in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of signed obituaries that exist.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on September 18, 2014, 11:25:59 AM

Hot news - the Canadians claim to have found one of Franklin's ships! Chris had better add an extra verse!


Oh please.....no!  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 18, 2014, 12:17:59 PM




and was there an answer?


They all had premature obituaries published, Stephen.  Mr Swarbrick's was, I believe, in the Telegraph.


Victoria Coren repeated Swarb's quote: 'It's not the first time I've died in Coventry...'

'twas bollox' is what Swarb wrote on a copy of his obituary when he signed it for me a few years ago  ;D


He should be in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of signed obituaries that exist.  ;D


Mine is signed and in the downstairs loo  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on October 09, 2014, 09:45:48 AM
Yesterday I happened to visit 2 shops and a restaurant in Muswell Hill. I also happened to be wearing a Cropredy T shirt (1992 as it happens). In all 3 there was somebody who commented and had been to Cropredy. Godd to see the Chaps so well known back where it all began.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 09, 2014, 09:58:15 AM
We have a new kitchen, which apparently means the Cropredy 1979 Farewell/Farewell poster,happily living in our downstairs toilet is having to be framed!!
Had to explain to a framer yesterday that the 2 small holes were where it used to hang on a Cropredy telegraph pole!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jay Peter on October 09, 2014, 10:08:25 AM

We have a new kitchen, which apparently means the Cropredy 1979 Farewell/Farewell poster,happily living in our downstairs toilet is having to be framed!!
Had to explain to a framer yesterday that the 2 small holes were where it used to hang on a Cropredy telegraph pole!

 ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 13, 2014, 12:36:44 PM
Happy Birthday Mr Nicol.' When I get older losing my hair.'....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: macademis on October 13, 2014, 12:57:49 PM
....I'll still have more than Peggy


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on October 29, 2014, 06:47:15 PM
FC website sez they're hoping to get Cropredy 2015 tickets on sale in December for those who wish to buy them as Yuletide prezzies... more info to be posted there shortly.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 14, 2014, 04:03:20 PM
Swarb and Peggy get a brief mention

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/14/ali-campbell-my-family-values


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on November 21, 2014, 12:17:53 PM
New Albion Christmas Band live album- http://www.fairportconvention.com/general_news.php#news1


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Philip W on January 06, 2015, 08:17:51 PM
The NME has noticed that today would have been Sandy's birthday:
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/why-we-mustnt-forget-sandy-denny-the-folk-rock-hero-who-influenced-laura-marling-florence-welch-and


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 07, 2015, 09:38:31 AM

The NME has noticed that today would have been Sandy's birthday:
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/why-we-mustnt-forget-sandy-denny-the-folk-rock-hero-who-influenced-laura-marling-florence-welch-and


I just saw this mentioned on another forum. I can't help wondering, once again, what she would have achieved if she'd lived.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 07, 2015, 11:52:54 AM

I just saw this mentioned on another forum. I can't help wondering, once again, what she would have achieved if she'd lived.  


For me, it's not even a question of what she might have achieved.  It may well have been that her greatest work was already done.  No matter, I just wish she hadn't died so young, and in such a way as she did.  It's the absence of her in our present day lives that causes the most regret.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on January 07, 2015, 04:07:55 PM
I celebrate that she didn't train her voice for the opera/give up in favour of nursing ; that she said yes to FC in 68 ; that she wrote many wonderful songs ; that she had a superb voice for the English song tradition ; that I saw her in 1975 with FC, they were fantastic ; that her career is remembered. Her best recordings are timeless.

 I also suspect that she spurred Richard Thompson on to great things.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 08, 2015, 11:31:02 AM


I just saw this mentioned on another forum. I can't help wondering, once again, what she would have achieved if she'd lived.  


For me, it's not even a question of what she might have achieved.  It may well have been that her greatest work was already done.  No matter, I just wish she hadn't died so young, and in such a way as she did.  It's the absence of her in our present day lives that causes the most regret.

Jules


I didn't mean the music she might have recorded is  the thing I miss her for. That's usually my second thought, and in a way it's unrelated to her untimely death, if that makes  sense. My first thought is always how awful she only reached  the age she did.Then I think about the music, and then I wonder, in relation to that, how her career would have continued. I feel it's important I clarify this.

Perhaps she'd have done like some others, and just gone over into family stuff, having more children??


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on January 22, 2015, 03:07:33 PM
FC will be on Loose Ends on Radio4 this Saturday (6.30pm) chatting & playing a track (or 2?) from the new album.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jay Peter on January 22, 2015, 04:48:18 PM


 I also suspect that she spurred Richard Thompson on to great things.

I think it was Joe Boyd who said that it was her respect for RT that encouraged her to fit in with the band. He had been concerned that she would "eat them for breakfast" otherwise.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on January 23, 2015, 11:13:11 AM
Actually I was thinking more about where RT was as a songwriter in early 1968 and where he was say three or four years later with the material for Henry and Bright Lights. A long time I know and who can say what would have happened anyway but here are a couple of quotes from Patrick Humphries whose book is good on the 60s and 70s.

' The arrival of Sandy Denny gave Richard the confidence to begin writing....... Slowly they realised that if Fairport was to have any real future, it had to come from the dynamics within the group rather than relying on material from outside.'

and, of Genesis Hall  ' It is his chilling ability to ally the style of a C17 Scottish Border ballad with a rock n roll sensibility which still astounds.'

I think a switch was flicked and a direction taken.







Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on January 23, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
Although Richard was already writing before that time and the band had begun to realise that they needed to write for themselves.

7 out of the 12 tracks on the first album were written by members of the band so they had already started to go down that track..


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jay Peter on January 23, 2015, 01:06:44 PM
My missis can take or leave Fairport, except for Dave Swarbrick and "That girl singer they had before Sandy Denny".


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 23, 2015, 01:43:51 PM

My missis can take or leave Fairport, except for Dave Swarbrick and "That girl singer they had before Sandy Denny".
I wonder what happened with her?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on January 23, 2015, 02:22:16 PM
 ;D ;D :-*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on January 24, 2015, 10:42:43 PM

FC will be on Loose Ends on Radio4 this Saturday (6.30pm) chatting & playing a track (or 2?) from the new album.


Rather appropriately we listened to this in Cropredy itself. We were driving back from visiting a friend in Rugby and passing the turning as the announcement came on so Mrs Will (who's never been before) suggested we go. So we listened to Myths and Heroes and Simon's interview in the village before going for a chilly walk around in the dark.

I thought the song sounded good and the interviewer was obviously something of a fan too.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jay Peter on January 25, 2015, 12:40:21 AM


FC will be on Loose Ends on Radio4 this Saturday (6.30pm) chatting & playing a track (or 2?) from the new album.


Rather appropriately we listened to this in Cropredy itself. We were driving back from visiting a friend in Rugby and passing the turning as the announcement came on so Mrs Will (who's never been before) suggested we go. So we listened to Myths and Heroes and Simon's interview in the village before going for a chilly walk around in the dark.

I thought the song sounded good and the interviewer was obviously something of a fan too.
Nikki Bedi. Nice, gentle, knowledgeable interview. Knows how many verses there are in Matty Groves, (I think she said RT played it for her once). Simon sounded his usual unassuming self.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on January 25, 2015, 08:59:17 AM

Nikki Bedi. Nice, gentle, knowledgeable interview. Knows how many verses there are in Matty Groves, (I think she said RT played it for her once). Simon sounded his usual unassuming self.


Not that knowledgeable, though, given that she badly misquoted a line from one of those 19 verses ....

I couldn't decide whether Simon sounded a little nervous, which admittedly would have been weird.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on January 25, 2015, 09:19:05 AM
Simon was definitely nervous. A live interview with no advance knowledge of the questions doesn't help.

Chris' voice came across the airwaves as incredibly thin.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 25, 2015, 10:59:42 AM
 Just listened. Good interview I think. Got want they wanted over..new album...tour...Cropredy.
I thought Myths sounded better  acoustic, ie  with Gerry playing cajon , than when they tried to 'rock' it up on the album or at Cropredy last yr. if they play it electric Simon needs to play electric gtr and turn it up!
Didn't hear Simon as nervous, just thoughtful and Andy I didn't hear Chris's voice as thin, although it did get stronger. A one off song in a radio studio is difficult. Nice, pleasant, interview.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 25, 2015, 03:48:19 PM
Track from the new album had more life in it than I expected. As an old reactionary where Fpt is concerned, my response to a new album from the old codgers is to yawn and pass on by.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Mark J Salt on January 30, 2015, 11:52:42 PM
Dont you just love to spot the (deliberate ?) mistake, In that very fine publication know as the 2015 wintour Calegram I draw your attention to the dates for the 2015 Summer tour, well May /June anyway, and to June 7th WHITBY, Oh No it's not, its actually the Whitby sports and Social Club just outside Ellesmere Port (Wirral Folk Festival) and although it is only 156 miles away from Whitby I thought it worth a mention.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: scarabus (Kevin) on February 12, 2015, 11:51:47 AM
Wolf Hall - that's The Bones of All Men I can hear, isn't it?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dr Clive on February 15, 2015, 06:22:46 PM
Yes - yes it was. I recognised it too, My Lady Careys Dompe, to be precise. For those who didn't see it, it wasn't the RT/PP version, though.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: scarabus (Kevin) on February 18, 2015, 02:53:59 PM
Ah - but has anyone ever seen Chris Leslie and Anton Lesser/Thomas More in the same room?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on February 18, 2015, 03:07:30 PM

Ah - but has anyone ever seen Chris Leslie and Anton Lesser/Thomas More in the same room?


I knew he reminded me of someone  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Lompoc Mike on February 18, 2015, 11:27:39 PM
GAME OFF!!!


Sorry, don't know where to put this being a newb and all, but....

Is there any chance of FC returning to play North America....ever?

Again, most sincerest apologies.


GAME ON!!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Austin S on February 19, 2015, 02:39:25 AM

GAME OFF!!!


Sorry, don't know where to put this being a newb and all, but....

Is there any chance of FC returning to play North America....ever?

Again, most sincerest apologies.


GAME ON!!!


I imagine others on the board will be able to answer this question better than I could, but, if Fairport ever hits North America again, I'll be happy as a jaybird (or, perhaps, as a lark in the morning  ;) ).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on February 19, 2015, 07:53:52 AM
I can't quote the exact source but I remember reading a few years ago, in an official publication, that they would not tour USA again. The distances, economics and transport costs were quoted as reasons.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 19, 2015, 08:50:53 AM

I can't quote the exact source but I remember reading a few years ago, in an official publication, that they would not tour USA again. The distances, economics and transport costs were quoted as reasons.



I've a feeling it was a Cropredy programme in an interview with Simon.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on February 19, 2015, 10:16:03 AM
Their last US tour didn't exactly go well.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peascod on February 21, 2015, 02:26:02 PM
article on bbc news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-31538490, about Frank Freeman's Dancing School in Kidderminster, has photos of a couple of fairporters


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on February 21, 2015, 03:02:59 PM

article on bbc news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-31538490, about Frank Freeman's Dancing School in Kidderminster, has photos of a couple of fairporters

Interesting - apart from a mention and picture of Jude, there is the usual misspelling of Simon Nicol's surname. Also, if you scroll down there is a photo of the 'rock-folk band Eclectic' which, if I'm not mistaken is actually Eclection, early band of Trevor Lucas and Gerry Conway.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on February 21, 2015, 04:52:07 PM
Frank Freeman and his wife were lovely people. They ran a ribbon bow contest when we played there. I had to choose the winner from the girls who were wearing ribbons in their hair, one of the hardest things I've ever done  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on February 25, 2015, 09:35:28 PM
I have recently found an old cassette tape, recorded from a radio 4 programme a few years back. It starts with Martin Driver talking about the band and the Cropredy festival. I have listened to it again today, the band members talk about their love of the festival, its ambience and the music. It also features David Hughes telling the tale of a fan who had died and wished to attend one more festival, so his ashes were put on the stage only to be 'mislaid'. The end of the radio programme talks about Chris and Dave Pegg's marriage split and leaves the cliffhanger of 'will there be another Cropredy?' The fan who appeared on 'Mastermind' as his specialist subject chats away and much more.

Does anyone else remember hearing this years ago? There maybe a few who would like to hear this, we may have to ask a 'teccy' to help unless it is available still online somewhere?  {:-)

 


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on February 25, 2015, 09:56:09 PM

I have recently found an old cassette tape, recorded from a radio 4 programme a few years back. It starts with Martin Driver talking about the band and the Cropredy festival. I have listened to it again today, the band members talk about their love of the festival, its ambience and the music. It also features David Hughes telling the tale of a fan who had died and wished to attend one more festival, so his ashes were put on the stage only to be 'mislaid'. The end of the radio programme talks about Chris and Dave Pegg's marriage split and leaves the cliffhanger of 'will there be another Cropredy?' The fan who appeared on 'Mastermind' as his specialist subject chats away and much more.

Does anyone else remember hearing this years ago? There maybe a few who would like to hear this, we may have to ask a 'teccy' to help unless it is available still online somewhere?  {:-)

 


I do indeed remember it. Is it that long ago?! About 11 years if it was Chris Pegg's last Cropredy!

I also remember a several-part Radio 2 history of Fairport narrated by Simon. Might still have the cassettes somewhere. That would have been 1997. Who knows where the time goes?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 25, 2015, 10:59:46 PM
I well remember when that David Hughes left Colin's ashes on stage and they were almost taken off to Germany or somewhere by another band...

His surname escapes me for the minute, sorry.

David wrote a song about it called Where is Colin.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 25, 2015, 11:27:26 PM
Lennox.. Colin Lennox!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on February 26, 2015, 08:20:35 AM
I have a copy (slightly different version) of the programme. Email me if you'd like one, since it's no longer available anywhere online. I'm away at a funeral the next couple of days, but will sort when I return.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on February 26, 2015, 09:57:42 PM
Thanks all. I can now safely consign the old cassette tape to the bin!  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on February 27, 2015, 09:16:29 AM

I have recently found an old cassette tape, recorded from a radio 4 programme a few years back. It starts with Martin Driver talking about the band and the Cropredy festival. I have listened to it again today, the band members talk about their love of the festival, its ambience and the music. It also features David Hughes telling the tale of a fan who had died and wished to attend one more festival, so his ashes were put on the stage only to be 'mislaid'. The end of the radio programme talks about Chris and Dave Pegg's marriage split and leaves the cliffhanger of 'will there be another Cropredy?' The fan who appeared on 'Mastermind' as his specialist subject chats away and much more.

Does anyone else remember hearing this years ago? There maybe a few who would like to hear this, we may have to ask a 'teccy' to help unless it is available still online somewhere?  {:-)

 


I think  I remember this. I didn't tape it, but did tape similar stuff like the McTell narrated History of English Folk Rock and the Sandy Denny Documentary. Both Radio 2 (I still run tapes in my trusty Nakamichi). If it's not too late, I can give a home to the tape.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on February 27, 2015, 07:56:18 PM


I have recently found an old cassette tape, recorded from a radio 4 programme a few years back. It starts with Martin Driver talking about the band and the Cropredy festival. I have listened to it again today, the band members talk about their love of the festival, its ambience and the music. It also features David Hughes telling the tale of a fan who had died and wished to attend one more festival, so his ashes were put on the stage only to be 'mislaid'. The end of the radio programme talks about Chris and Dave Pegg's marriage split and leaves the cliffhanger of 'will there be another Cropredy?' The fan who appeared on 'Mastermind' as his specialist subject chats away and much more.

Does anyone else remember hearing this years ago? There maybe a few who would like to hear this, we may have to ask a 'teccy' to help unless it is available still online somewhere?  {:-)

 


I think  I remember this. I didn't tape it, but did tape similar stuff like the McTell narrated History of English Folk Rock and the Sandy Denny Documentary. Both Radio 2 (I still run tapes in my trusty Nakamichi). If it's not too late, I can give a home to the tape.


It's not too late, its sitting here gathering dust and would love someone to have it, send me an IM and it shall be yours...  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on March 10, 2015, 03:22:28 PM
The Fairport site reports a rare Maart gig in this neck of t'woods:

23/03/2015    Salford    The Eagle Inn. M3 7DW    martingzzz@hotmail.co.uk 07760 430577


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on March 13, 2015, 10:48:44 AM

The Fairport site reports a rare Maart gig in this neck of t'woods:

23/03/2015    Salford    The Eagle Inn. M3 7DW    martingzzz@hotmail.co.uk 07760 430577


From Maart's Facebook feed: (there is a poster too but I can't resize it on my phone at work)

Next month I'll be playing my first solo gig for 35 years! The last one was in Lerwick in Shetland in 1980. Since then I've travelled the world and played to a LOT of people, with many great artists, but always as a sideman all this time. When I was a teenager in Middleton, I used to go to the Ring O'Bells Folk Club, which was run by me old chum Martin Gittins, and I guess it's where I did my apprenticeship.
Martin has now asked me to play a solo gig, and I thought, "Yes, why not? It's probably time..."
So I've decided that I shall play the first half acoustic, then the second half electric, with the aid of a laptop. It's a small but charming venue, limited to just 80 tickets, so if you fancy it, best get in quick.
8pm, Monday 23rd March, 2015 at The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Greengate, Salford, M3 7DW
Tickets are £6.50, available from Martin Gittins, either at martingzzz@hotmail.co.uk or on 07760 430 577


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on March 23, 2015, 02:22:28 PM
Anyone going to this tonight?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 23, 2015, 05:30:53 PM

Anyone going to this tonight?
Loads - it's sold out!   8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on March 23, 2015, 05:52:56 PM
I meant from here....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 24, 2015, 12:02:36 PM

I meant from here....
I know  :) Anyone know how it went?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on March 24, 2015, 12:15:50 PM


I meant from here....


I know  :) Anyone know how it went?  


Yes.  All the people that were there.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 25, 2015, 05:14:13 PM



I meant from here....


I know  :) Anyone know how it went?  


Yes.  All the people that were there.   ;D

Jules
touché!  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 29, 2015, 04:34:35 PM
A couple of bits of Fairport on Vintage TV last night, apparently. First piece starts about 12.20 in.

http://www.vintage.tv/catch-up/video/the-vintage-tv-sessions-13/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on March 29, 2015, 04:54:14 PM

A couple of bits of Fairport on Vintage TV last night, apparently. First piece starts about 12.20 in.

http://www.vintage.tv/catch-up/video/the-vintage-tv-sessions-13/


Nice version of Ledge!  Harmonies and fiddle solo are terrific.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on March 29, 2015, 08:44:00 PM
Nice clip - mind you Mark Wynter isn't exactly the most clued up interviewer........


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on March 29, 2015, 11:25:40 PM

Nice clip - mind you Mark Wynter isn't exactly the most clued up interviewer........


He had some facts at his fingertips....and then managed to fumble them all!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 30, 2015, 03:08:35 PM
Great clips. Ditto Jules' comment on Ledge. Thought Myths and Heroes sounded brilliant too. Tight sound and Simon was clearly enjoying himself.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 28, 2015, 04:51:13 PM
The radio station I'm involved with has a weekly chart, based on airplay of the previous week.  There are no playlists, everyone plays what they want within certain quotas.  Look who's at #12.  :)

http://www.threedradio.com/top21/2015-4-24/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on April 28, 2015, 05:23:01 PM

The radio station I'm involved with has a weekly chart, based on airplay of the previous week.  There are no playlists, everyone plays what they want within certain quotas.  Look who's at #12.  :)

http://www.threedradio.com/top21/2015-4-24/


But what number would it have been at if you weren't there, Michael?   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 29, 2015, 08:32:57 AM
An unanswerable question, methinks!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 10, 2015, 06:08:25 PM
Swarb's flogging some signed Sandy stuff.... Me want.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251988006834?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2015, 06:34:12 PM
Swarb appears to be flogging off everything he has that is Faiport-related.  ???


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 10, 2015, 06:43:30 PM

Swarb appears to be flogging off everything he has that is Faiport-related.  ???


He's either strapped, severing all ties with anything Fairport...or both.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 10, 2015, 06:47:40 PM


Swarb appears to be flogging off everything he has that is Faiport-related.  ???


He's either strapped, severing all ties with anything Fairport...or both.   :(

Jules


I think money has long been an issue for Swarb.  He missed out on Fairport's journey into financial security, of course.  

There are many comments around the '79 'break up' about them having made virtually no money at all at that point...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on June 10, 2015, 10:06:12 PM
It's very sad that someone of Swarb's talent has not been able to make a good living from his music. When you think of the ridiculous money even minor pop celebs can make there is little justice when you compare ability that Swarb has. I really wish he could build some bridges with Fairport but I guess I'm not party to the personal stuff that has happened and it may take a really good mediator (RT?) to get them on the same page again.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on June 10, 2015, 11:37:39 PM
As I understand it, the 1979 break up was the most financially lucrative move (the then) FC ever made.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dad Volt on June 11, 2015, 07:37:24 AM

Swarb appears to be flogging off everything he has that is Faiport-related.  ???

Quite a bit of the stuff seems to be pre & post Fairport as well so I expect he is just having a bit of a clear out TBH.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on June 11, 2015, 08:42:35 AM
Not a lot of items selling right now, see http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ji.161/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 11, 2015, 08:43:55 AM
That's my take on it, too. I guess Swarb reckons there could be more ebay browsers likely to be searching on "fairport convention" than on "dave swarbrick"?

I still think it's a crying shame that he & the band haven't been reconciled, though.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 11, 2015, 09:06:56 AM

It's very sad that someone of Swarb's talent has not been able to make a good living from his music. When you think of the ridiculous money even minor pop celebs can make there is little justice when you compare ability that Swarb has. I really wish he could build some bridges with Fairport but I guess I'm not party to the personal stuff that has happened and it may take a really good mediator (RT?) to get them on the same page again.


Don't forget Richard played with Swarb only a few days after the Barbican show in 2009 at which the latter had been a rather stroppy no show...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 11, 2015, 09:54:41 AM
I don't think Swarb and Richard have fallen out.  Not this time around at least.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 11, 2015, 10:11:27 AM

I don't think Swarb and Richard have fallen out.  Not this time around at least.

Jules


I've never heard either say a bad thing about the other.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 11, 2015, 10:14:51 AM

I've never heard either say a bad thing about the other.


There was a period of time when seemingly every Fairport member played on Richard's albums except Swarb, and that always made me wonder if the relationship was one that Richard preferred to keep at arm's length.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 11, 2015, 10:50:41 AM


I've never heard either say a bad thing about the other.


There was a period of time when seemingly every Fairport member played on Richard's albums except Swarb, and that always made me wonder if the relationship was one that Richard preferred to keep at arm's length.

Jules


I wondered the same when I saw the Cropredy 87 concert on TV. Both Swarb and RT were present but nothing was broadcast with the two of them playing together.

Maybe it was just a question of Swarb's availability for the Shoot Out The Lights and Hand of Kindness sessions? Or maybe RT didn't want the publicity and expectations which would surround a Full House line-up reunion his solo albums?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on June 11, 2015, 11:01:16 AM



I've never heard either say a bad thing about the other.


There was a period of time when seemingly every Fairport member played on Richard's albums except Swarb, and that always made me wonder if the relationship was one that Richard preferred to keep at arm's length.

Jules


I wondered the same when I saw the Cropredy 87 concert on TV. Both Swarb and RT were present but nothing was broadcast with the two of them playing together.

Maybe it was just a question of Swarb's availability for the Shoot Out The Lights and Hand of Kindness sessions? Or maybe RT didn't want the publicity and expectations which would surround a Full House line-up reunion his solo albums?


Or maybe he just didn't feel that a fiddle was needed on the music he was writing back then?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 11, 2015, 11:03:02 AM

I wondered the same when I saw the Cropredy 87 concert on TV. Both Swarb and RT were present but nothing was broadcast with the two of them playing together.

Maybe it was just a question of Swarb's availability for the Shoot Out The Lights and Hand of Kindness sessions? Or maybe RT didn't want the publicity and expectations which would surround a Full House line-up reunion his solo albums?


But Simon and the two other Daves would get the call regularly.  I always got the impression that Swarb was harder to hire as a sideman, that he'd be too difficult in some way.  Merely conjecture on my part.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 11, 2015, 11:05:56 AM
Don't think that washes.  The Full House lineup played together at Cropredy many times in the 80's and 90's.

The other thing to remember is Swarb's hearing in the 80's.  He was always struggling on stage (in the early 80's at least) and that is one of the main reasons (or at least stated reasons) as to why he formed the acoustic Whippersnapper and left the mothership.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 11, 2015, 11:08:23 AM


Or maybe he just didn't feel that a fiddle was needed on the music he was writing back then?


I guess that's most likely!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 11, 2015, 11:25:34 AM

Don't think that washes.  The Full House lineup played together at Cropredy many times in the 80's and 90's.

The other thing to remember is Swarb's hearing in the 80's.  He was always struggling on stage (in the early 80's at least) and that is one of the main reasons (or at least stated reasons) as to why he formed the acoustic Whippersnapper and left the mothership.....


I was thinking more of the 70s.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GS (Graham) on June 12, 2015, 09:50:26 AM
Quote
Or maybe he just didn't feel that a fiddle was needed on the music he was writing back then?



I guess that's most likely!


Not really - there's fiddle on quite a few of RT's albums in the 70's & early 80's.  Richard tended to mostly use Aly Bain on fiddle back then (Hokey Pokey, Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair (with Nic Jones as well), Devonside etc).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on June 12, 2015, 10:50:23 PM
Adding to the thought process here is how Smiddyburn/Flittin' came about with the reunited Full House lineup? That would seem to be a case of Swarb making the call to all concerned.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on June 12, 2015, 11:02:25 PM

Adding to the thought process here is how Smiddyburn/Flittin' came about with the reunited Full House lineup? That would seem to be a case of Swarb making the call to all concerned.


Yes, I'd presume the call came from Swarb rather than from, say, Richard.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Zoe on June 17, 2015, 03:46:17 PM
Sorry if it has been mentioned elsewhere and I have missed it but Roger Davies has announced he will be opening for Fairport Wintour 2016 .

Roger is a lovely man and a great songwriter from Yorkshire, we used one of his songs in our wedding and it will be great for him to get some more gigs http://rogerdaviesmusic.com/  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: macademis on June 17, 2015, 05:13:18 PM
That is good news. I saw him a few years back supporting Johnathan Kelly, I think he'll be appreciated by the FC crowd.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 17, 2015, 06:07:19 PM
That's the first I've heard, Zoe - Thanks


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tasha on July 01, 2015, 09:38:01 AM
Los Lobos star David Hidalgo talks about his love of Richard Thompson and Fairport.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/11701842/David-Hidalgo-interview-I-was-inspired-by-Fairport-Convention.html


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 01, 2015, 12:32:41 PM

Los Lobos star David Hidalgo talks about his love of Richard Thompson and Fairport.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/11701842/David-Hidalgo-interview-I-was-inspired-by-Fairport-Convention.html


IIRC, Los Lobos played at RT's wedding. Good choice.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 01, 2015, 03:08:19 PM
And they've just passed through London...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on July 19, 2015, 10:17:21 PM
Never a good sign when you get a mail from Fairport with a reminder about tickets.......with 4 weeks to go.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mightyglydd on July 19, 2015, 11:48:00 PM

IIRC, Los Lobos played at RT's wedding. Good choice.  :)

You recall correctly, and a splendid time was had by all..


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 20, 2015, 02:01:27 AM

Never a good sign when you get a mail from Fairport with a reminder about tickets.......with 4 weeks to go.


I disagree, it has been common procedure the last few years. I seem to remember saying this last year as well-if it was a non-stop barrage of notices via email, Facebook and Twitter twice a day I might agree. Strikes me as just normal promotion. Could be a little slow but as has been discussed on here many times before, I suspect the organization has reached the minimum, now they can push for the maximum.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 21, 2015, 04:31:40 PM


Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 21, 2015, 06:06:02 PM



Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


I was glad to have that when it first came out as I had packed up and gone home on the Saturday afternoon, feeling unwell. I always feel somewhat rueful when I wear my '98 T shirt but at least I got to see a large chunk of the Fairport set via the DVD.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John From Austin on July 21, 2015, 07:40:42 PM

Los Lobos star David Hidalgo talks about his love of Richard Thompson and Fairport.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/11701842/David-Hidalgo-interview-I-was-inspired-by-Fairport-Convention.html


I loves me some David Hidalgo (February 4, 2012, One World Theater, Austin, Texas):

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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 21, 2015, 07:58:21 PM



Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


Still gets regularly viewed by me. Good song choices and that camera boom thing was good for a few chuckles.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on July 21, 2015, 10:10:05 PM

that camera boom thing was good for a few chuckles.


 ???

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 21, 2015, 10:33:17 PM
Jules for the filming of the DVD they used one of those special light weight cameras on a special boom operated by some sort of remote that was able to swoop up and over parts of the crowd and the band on stage, or move right in front of the guys. There is one point in it where Ric saw it moving and looks directly at the camera whilst playing, and another time when Simon and Peggy were making funny faces at it. Fairport makes mention of it on the back of the DVD as I gather it was probably not cheap at the time. If that helps explain my comment.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on July 21, 2015, 10:45:47 PM

Jules for the filming of the DVD they used one of those special light weight cameras on a special boom operated by some sort of remote that was able to swoop up and over parts of the crowd and the band on stage, or move right in front of the guys. There is one point in it where Ric saw it moving and looks directly at the camera whilst playing, and another time when Simon and Peggy were making funny faces at it. Fairport makes mention of it on the back of the DVD as I gather it was probably not cheap at the time. If that helps explain my comment.


Perfectly.  Thanks!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on July 21, 2015, 11:02:24 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on July 21, 2015, 11:08:44 PM
1998.
Those look like my photos. I didn't realise I was doing them that early.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 22, 2015, 09:59:10 AM
THere's at leastr one of mine used too - they sent me a copy of the DVD as a thank you....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 22, 2015, 04:03:13 PM



Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


Good old Rick, eh?  Sigh...........


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on July 22, 2015, 04:08:43 PM




Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


Good old Rick, eh?  Sigh...........


Does he play Spanish guitar on their homage to Barcelona "John Gaudi"?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 22, 2015, 04:17:48 PM




Looks like "Beyond The Ledge" is being reissued.  :)

http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Fairport-Convention-Beyond-The-Ledge-Cropredy-98-DVD-201698


Good old Rick, eh?  Sigh...........


The k is silent.  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on July 25, 2015, 01:14:43 PM
The plug for FC's 2016 Wintour date in Worthing  : "This quintessential English folk-rock band gain a new lease of life..."

A new lease of life, eh ? Wonder what that could be ?  ;)

http://worthingtheatres.co.uk/events-by-date/february/name,134759,en.asp?utm_source=Worthing+Theatres+e-shots&utm_campaign=1163d3db34-Now+on+sale+june_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8975331cc4-1163d3db34-93901133


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 26, 2015, 04:07:00 PM
The title of their next album? :-)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on July 26, 2015, 05:03:24 PM
No. The full quote is "This quintessential English folk-rock band gain a new lease of life and a new portfolio of great songs and tunes as every year passes them by. Delivered with supremely professional musicianship yet liberally dosed with humour and anecdotes, their concerts are as much about having a huge party with friends as dipping into their rich musical archives".

So, just marketing.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on July 26, 2015, 10:42:27 PM
Perhaps they are trying to beat "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie"
Just saying ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 27, 2015, 10:32:13 AM
Unexpected mention of Fairport on "The Wright Stuff"

In a discussion about Jeremy Corbyn, one of the panelists (Murray Lachlan Young) stated that Corbyn seems a very nice man and looks like he shouLd be in Fairport Convention!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 27, 2015, 12:03:52 PM

Unexpected mention of Fairport on "The Wright Stuff"

In a discussion about Jeremy Corbyn, one of the panelists (Murray Lachlan Young) stated that Corbyn seems a very nice man and looks like he shouLd be in Fairport Convention!
Well, if he doesn't get voted in as leader....   8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on July 27, 2015, 06:29:27 PM
Well Chris Leslie is already a politician, and the rest of the M.P's seem to be on the fiddle....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 27, 2015, 06:30:54 PM

Well Chris Leslie is already a politician, and the rest of the M.P's seem to be on the fiddle....


Local to us.. Made me laugh when I first found out!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on July 27, 2015, 11:04:18 PM
Well Jeremy does have a passing resemblance to Richard Thompson.... ;D



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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 04, 2015, 02:12:55 PM
Today is the 36th anniversary of Fairport playing their "farewell" gig at Cropredy.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on August 04, 2015, 02:31:30 PM


Unexpected mention of Fairport on "The Wright Stuff"

In a discussion about Jeremy Corbyn, one of the panelists (Murray Lachlan Young) stated that Corbyn seems a very nice man and looks like he shouLd be in Fairport Convention!
Well, if he doesn't get voted in as leader....   8)


But apparently Chris Leslie doesn't like him http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33756608, so if Corbyn joins FC, Chris Leslie will be on the way out?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on August 04, 2015, 06:22:16 PM

Today is the 36th anniversary of Fairport playing their "farewell" gig at Cropredy.


Ah yes - I remember it well - an evening of Theakstons bitter - then kipping in the car in what I thought was a layby, but turned out (in the cold light of dawn) to be the entrance to a water treatment plant. Nice.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 04, 2015, 06:45:11 PM


Today is the 36th anniversary of Fairport playing their "farewell" gig at Cropredy.


Ah yes - I remember it well - an evening of Theakstons bitter - then kipping in the car in what I thought was a layby, but turned out (in the cold light of dawn) to be the entrance to a water treatment plant. Nice.


 :)


I didn't drive in those days & my driver had to get home & couldn't drink. I definitely got the best of the deal. The Old Peculier was particularly nice that day.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on August 04, 2015, 08:49:38 PM
The programme is my official Cropredy teeshirt now. Four of hitched down from Blackpool pitched two tents near the edge of the field. Halfway through the day there was a big rumpus, as a tree had fallen down on one of our tents. There was a pair of wellies sticking out from the zip-up of the tent. But luckily everyone breathed a sigh of relief when they realised there was no-one attached to them. IIRC there was a tanker of Marston's Pedigree as well.

Fine music, Martston's Pedigree, youthful exuberance and a bit of high tension - who could want more?



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 08, 2015, 02:36:20 PM
Swarb's sale of the family silver continues... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/252050704595?ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Fr.ebay.com%252Fec48dg%253Fsrcrot%253D710-127635-2958-0%2526rvr_id%253D880961552699


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on August 08, 2015, 03:46:47 PM

Swarb's sale of the family silver continues... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/252050704595?ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Fr.ebay.com%252Fec48dg%253Fsrcrot%253D710-127635-2958-0%2526rvr_id%253D880961552699


Pretty sure it wouldn't fit me.   ;D

Maybe his belt though:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fairport-convention-interest-swarbs-stage-clothes/252050656872?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D820c47235abc4095a68440bb06740e71%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D252050704595

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 08, 2015, 04:45:19 PM

Swarb's sale of the family silver continues... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/252050704595?ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Fr.ebay.com%252Fec48dg%253Fsrcrot%253D710-127635-2958-0%2526rvr_id%253D880961552699


Arf, Mrs Q almost did a shirt swap with Swarb for this at Cropredy around 1980. Alas, negotiations broke down at an early stage.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Paul on August 10, 2015, 10:46:58 PM
There is an article about Jerry Donahue, and Fotheringay in the month's Guitar and Bass magazine.

Paul


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on September 08, 2015, 07:38:47 PM
Two weeks after Fairport's Cropredy festival there is another Fairport music festival:

http://www.fairportmusicfestival.com


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 18, 2015, 10:21:47 PM
I have just noticed this in the Radio Times, for the insomniacs amongst us:

Sunday morning @ 3am

"Bob Harris

With a live set by folk-rock giants Fairport Convention, who discuss their 2015 album Myths & Heroes."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on September 18, 2015, 11:26:34 PM

I have just noticed this in the Radio Times, for the insomniacs amongst us:

Sunday morning @ 3am

"Bob Harris

With a live set by folk-rock giants Fairport Convention, who discuss their 2015 album Myths & Heroes."


3am! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on September 19, 2015, 09:03:21 AM
That's a recorded live set I presume!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on September 19, 2015, 01:26:13 PM


I have just noticed this in the Radio Times, for the insomniacs amongst us:

Sunday morning @ 3am

"Bob Harris

With a live set by folk-rock giants Fairport Convention, who discuss their 2015 album Myths & Heroes."


3am! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Listen again! I find I listen to very few progs as they're broadcast but listen to a bunch of folk progs from around the country on line, on catch up during the week.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 06, 2015, 06:57:51 AM
Found this on the Fairport website:

http://ashleyhutchings.com

It seems even Bod Dylan has heard about Fairport.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 06, 2015, 09:02:08 AM
Found this on the Fairport website:

http://ashleyhutchings.com

It seems even Bod Dylan has heard about Fairport.
I'd be more surprised if he hadn't!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 06, 2015, 09:21:54 AM


Found this on the Fairport website:

http://ashleyhutchings.com

It seems even Bod Dylan has heard about Fairport.
I'd be more surprised if he hadn't!


Yeah, that Bod Dylan knows what's going down.

Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on October 06, 2015, 08:40:50 PM


Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D

Jules


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 07, 2015, 09:21:46 PM



Found this on the Fairport website:

http://ashleyhutchings.com

It seems even Bod Dylan has heard about Fairport.
I'd be more surprised if he hadn't!


Yeah, that Bod Dylan knows what's going down.

Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D

Jules


Bod Dylan :-[

The only excuse I have is that is was written about 7 in the morning when I was waiting for my wife to get ready so that we could take a two hour train journey to the east of our country to go cycling there.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on October 08, 2015, 08:32:50 AM



Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D

Jules


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


No... do tell...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 08, 2015, 09:06:43 AM




Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


No... do tell...


http://theglamourcave.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bob-dylan-in-crouch-end.html

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on October 08, 2015, 11:13:23 AM





Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


No... do tell...


http://theglamourcave.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bob-dylan-in-crouch-end.html

Jules


Thanks, Jules!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on October 10, 2015, 12:11:05 AM


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


Yes.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on October 10, 2015, 07:21:15 AM



Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


Yes.


Well, they do now. Sorry for not answering the query myself ... been rather out of circulation.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Staffan on October 10, 2015, 03:11:19 PM






Bob Dylan, on the other hand, needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.   ;D


Does everyone know the fantastic story about Bob Dylan calling round to Dave Stewart's house (or so he thought)?


No... do tell...


http://theglamourcave.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bob-dylan-in-crouch-end.html

Jules


Thanks, Jules!


In situations like these, I miss a "like"- button!  ;)
Great story, true or not. The story has taken on a life of its own. :D
Thanks.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on October 14, 2015, 03:26:44 PM

Found this on the Fairport website:

http://ashleyhutchings.com

It seems even Bod Dylan has heard about Fairport.


Finally getting around to checking Ashley's site out. First I think it looks great, I love the overall look and feel of it but in the biography I had a question about something and was wondering if anyone perhaps knew-

"It is 1989 and the Albions are delivered to a South Atlantic mountaintop by a Chinook." Knowing that Ashley has been a reluctant flyer, where did they go? Falklands?



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on October 14, 2015, 04:31:05 PM
Had to look this up : according to Always Chasing Rainbows, the Brian Hinton & Geoff Wall biography, The Albion Band (at the time Ashley Hutchings, Phil Beer, Simon Care, John Shepherd and Trevor Foster) did a short tour of The Falklands and the Ascension Islands, however this took place in July 1990, not 1989. There's even a picture of the guys in the Chinook en route to a gig !

According to the biography's tour dates, Ashley was nowhere near the South Atlantic in 1989 - a proof reading error on the website perhaps ?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on October 14, 2015, 05:07:34 PM
Thanks for that Dan, appreciate it! Now that is an interesting couple of places to have played some shows for sure!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 23, 2015, 11:49:16 AM
Many items of interest to me in the new issue of Mojo that has just plopped through my letter box including, so the front cover trails, Fairport Convention.

You will have to turn to the back page to find the article, an account of how Iain Matthews came to join and then leave tha band, in his own words.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 23, 2015, 01:12:26 PM

Many items of interest to me in the new issue of Mojo that has just plopped through my letter box including, so the front cover trails, Fairport Convention.

You will have to turn to the back page to find the article, an account of how Iain Matthews came to join and then leave tha band, in his own words.


What a coincidence, yesterday I found this interview, do not know if it is the same:

http://www.richieunterberger.com/matthews.html


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on October 23, 2015, 01:26:33 PM
Richie does write for MOJO, so it may be?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jamesiegang on October 23, 2015, 05:11:36 PM
Mojo article 'is as told to Mike Barnes'

Simon Nicol is labelled as Dave Pegg in the main photo!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on October 23, 2015, 06:04:32 PM
So probably different. Wonder how alike they are?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 23, 2015, 06:21:49 PM


Many items of interest to me in the new issue of Mojo that has just plopped through my letter box including, so the front cover trails, Fairport Convention.

You will have to turn to the back page to find the article, an account of how Iain Matthews came to join and then leave tha band, in his own words.


What a coincidence, yesterday I found this interview, do not know if it is the same:

http://www.richieunterberger.com/matthews.html

Knew i'd read the words Jefferson Airplane somewhere!😮


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 23, 2015, 06:40:04 PM

Knew i'd read the words Jefferson Airplane somewhere!


Stop being such a wind-up merchant, Hendo!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 23, 2015, 06:54:56 PM


Knew i'd read the words Jefferson Airplane somewhere!


Stop being such a wind-up merchant, Hendo!

Jules

Absolutely seriously, with Judy I would never dream of winding her up. I like her and respect her far too much.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 23, 2015, 07:53:27 PM

Absolutely seriously, with Judy I would never dream of winding her up. I like her and respect her far too much.


Hmm, that makes me wonder why it's OK for you to wind me up then!   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 24, 2015, 11:08:21 AM


Absolutely seriously, with Judy I would never dream of winding her up. I like her and respect her far too much.


Hmm, that makes me wonder why it's OK for you to wind me up then!   ;)

Jules

Fish and barrell.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 24, 2015, 12:00:05 PM

Mojo article 'is as told to Mike Barnes'

Simon Nicol is labelled as Dave Pegg in the main photo!


Does Ian in the Mojo interview also tell of the rather tactless/hurtful remark by Ashley Hutchings?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 24, 2015, 12:12:23 PM

Does Ian in the Mojo interview also tell of the rather tactless/hurtful remark by Ashley Hutchings?


Remind me.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 24, 2015, 12:14:24 PM


Does Ian in the Mojo interview also tell of the rather tactless/hurtful remark by Ashley Hutchings?


Remind me.

Jules


"As it was, Joe (yeah, again) wanted to move on to phase 3 quickly and sentiments had no place in his plan. I was asked to leave and dumped on the same day. Presuming that he meant soon, I got in van to go to the show, Ashley turned to me and said ,"Where do you think you're going." Sandy bless her, turned to him and said, "You heartless bastard." I got out and away they sped."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 24, 2015, 01:11:57 PM
Yeah, that's pretty shitty behaviour.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 24, 2015, 05:16:19 PM
That's hilarious.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 24, 2015, 06:23:55 PM
Interesting in the circumstances that Iain turned up for the Joe Boyd curated "1969" show at the Barbican a few years back. Given his treatment you would think he would have as much or more right to hold a grudge against Mr Boyd than a certain other ex band member who did not turn up.

On the other hand, he got a number 1 record out of it which nobody else in this sorry story can claim.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jamesiegang on October 24, 2015, 07:05:54 PM


Mojo article 'is as told to Mike Barnes'

Simon Nicol is labelled as Dave Pegg in the main photo!


Does Ian in the Mojo interview also tell of the rather tactless/hurtful remark by Ashley Hutchings?


No there is no mention of anything said by Ashley Hutchings.
Iain seems quite philosophical about it all.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 24, 2015, 09:42:19 PM
I was rather surprsed when I read what Ashley Hutchings had said and also by the acceptance of the other bandmembers of what (apparently) Joe Boyd had decided for them.

Maybe I am too naive, here I was thinking that there would be a band meeting to decide what direction the band would take and everybody would have a chance to say what he thought about it and  could then decide what he or she would do.

Maybe having a number one hit was a very sweet unexpected revenge.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Neil on October 25, 2015, 12:23:19 AM
When teenagers make decisions it seldom works out for someone, I think this is all so far in the past nobody cares anymore apart from those who have not managed to grow up.

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 25, 2015, 12:38:01 AM

I was rather surprsed when I read what Ashley Hutchings had said and also by the acceptance of the other bandmembers of what (apparently) Joe Boyd had decided for them.

Maybe I am too naive, here I was thinking that there would be a band meeting to decide what direction the band would take and everybody would have a chance to say what he thought about it and  could then decide what he or she would do.

Maybe having a number one hit was a very sweet unexpected revenge.

Ronsld, if u haven't already, Joe Boyds book White Bicycles, is a really good read on his working relationship with bands in the late 60's.
He ran UFO and was seen as a hippy but he became a businessman out to make a few bob.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 27, 2015, 01:38:01 PM
"I gave employment to several of the Fairport people".  ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 27, 2015, 04:45:11 PM

I was rather surprsed when I read what Ashley Hutchings had said and also by the acceptance of the other bandmembers of what (apparently) Joe Boyd had decided for them.

Maybe I am too naive, here I was thinking that there would be a band meeting to decide what direction the band would take and everybody would have a chance to say what he thought about it and  could then decide what he or she would do.


That's exactly what happens. You all get together without the party you're considering booting out, and then tell them it was the manager's idea. See also Pete Best, Mick Jones, and my mate Paul.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on October 27, 2015, 06:22:39 PM

That's exactly what happens. You all get together without the party you're considering booting out, and then tell them it was the manager's idea. See also Pete Best, Mick Jones, and my mate Paul.  


Or you don't even blame the manager, you give them the old "either they leave or I go" line.  See Lou Reed when wanting John Cale out of the Velvets.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John From Austin on October 27, 2015, 06:43:13 PM

Interesting in the circumstances that Iain turned up for the Joe Boyd curated "1969" show at the Barbican a few years back. Given his treatment you would think he would have as much or more right to hold a grudge against Mr Boyd than a certain other ex band member who did not turn up.

On the other hand, he got a number 1 record out of it which nobody else in this sorry story can claim.


Iain was heavily featured at that show, and his duet with Kelly While on "I'll Keep It With Mine" was transcendent.  He was pure class throughout.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 05, 2015, 08:54:13 AM
Fairport's official site is all poshed up, isn't It ?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on November 05, 2015, 09:17:55 AM

Fairport's official site is all poshed up, isn't It ?


It is rather different, and easier to navigate on a touchscreen.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: KascadeDan on November 05, 2015, 10:08:07 AM
It's not updated yet for me, still loads the 'We are just doing some work on our website' message.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on November 05, 2015, 12:16:22 PM
Probably the mobile version is there but the rest isn't, yet.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on November 05, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
It was there until about 09:45.
Since then just a holding page.
I suspect they didn't mean to let it go live just yet.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on November 05, 2015, 05:49:25 PM
It is up now, albeit with missing sections that will be filled in shortly. Looks great, and I especially love the YouTube channel


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 05, 2015, 05:53:03 PM
It was and still is working for me on my desktop, I don't do the net on my mobile. (I don't even take selfies, text or make calls on my mobile - I use it as an alarm clock. :) )


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 05, 2015, 06:40:38 PM

It was and still is working for me on my desktop, I don't do the net on my mobile. (I don't even take selfies, text or make calls on my mobile - I use it as an alarm clock. :) )  


Ah, a modern man I can relate to!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on November 05, 2015, 06:53:26 PM
I'd love to have the ability to be able to set the alarm.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 05, 2015, 07:12:02 PM


It was and still is working for me on my desktop, I don't do the net on my mobile. (I don't even take selfies, text or make calls on my mobile - I use it as an alarm clock. :) )  


Ah, a modern man I can relate to!   ;D

Jules


What do we want ? LUDDITE SOLIDARITY !
When do want it ? TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 11, 2015, 06:37:29 PM
Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game some pre Xmas sales?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 11, 2015, 06:38:06 PM
*gain some


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on November 11, 2015, 07:18:51 PM

Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game some pre Xmas sales?


Beginning of December I thought typically though it might vary from year to year depending on contracts.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 11, 2015, 11:15:53 PM

Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game gain some pre Xmas sales?
I was thinking the same today myself. I like to sort my tickets early so I have plenty of time to lose them....  ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dave.P on November 12, 2015, 01:29:49 AM


Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game gain some pre Xmas sales?
I was thinking the same today myself. I like to sort my tickets early so I have plenty of time to lose them....  ::)


repeat after me Bridg ;) Clock ? Mirror? Notice Board ? Knicker Drawer? That Drawer?  :o ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 12, 2015, 11:53:27 AM



Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game gain some pre Xmas sales?
I was thinking the same today myself. I like to sort my tickets early so I have plenty of time to lose them....  ::)


repeat after me Bridg ;) Clock ? Mirror? Notice Board ? Knicker Drawer? That Drawer?  :o ::)
Never again Dave - I have made provisions (Mike looks after them) :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: steve-n on November 12, 2015, 12:48:20 PM

Haven't FC normally announced some acts for next year's Cropredy by now, in a bid to game some pre Xmas sales?


Some fairly strong hints a couple of months ago that Gryphon might be asked....but, in all honesty,they are unlikely to pull in huge crowds.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2015, 01:42:25 PM
Let's face it, 2016 is unlikely to be a vintage year with all the friends and associated acts turning up for the 2017 extravaganza (a phrase bandied about last August by someone who should know).

As always, we shall shuffle along for the craic.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 12, 2015, 02:33:26 PM

Let's face it, 2016 is unlikely to be a vintage year with all the friends and associated acts turning up for the 2017 extravaganza (a phrase bandied about last August by someone who should know).

As always, we shall shuffle along for the craic.


And what great craic it always is!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on November 13, 2015, 02:00:06 PM
I first mentioned this in the Radio Times section before the event, but now it is more appropriate afterwards here...

I had my 30th anniversary radio show last night.  It went very well - lots of local acts coming in for some live to air music, and also some pre-recorded messages from elsewhere.

Including a song especially written for the occasion by Ken Nicol.  :)  And... a new instrumental gifted to the show by Mr Maartin Allcock!  "Nonesuch Electronica" is the name and the description.  There's only one place you can hear it, on the show's blog:

https://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/live-to-air/30th-anniversary-part-1-2015/

 NB a nice quote from Swarb too!  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 13, 2015, 02:06:26 PM
Congratulations from me to one of Fairport's original newscasters....

Back in the days pre-internet, info was hard to come by!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on November 13, 2015, 02:10:31 PM
... and 'cut and paste' meant literally just that.  :)  cheers


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on November 13, 2015, 05:30:52 PM
Excellent work, Michael, here's to many more years!

ps - good to hear the "Nonesuch" tune - I used to have a Pyewackett album with that on.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on November 23, 2015, 01:28:41 PM
Driving home after a duathlon at Bedford autodrome yesterday, I "just happened" to stop to take a photo of a certain field...



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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on November 23, 2015, 04:04:21 PM
A dark and stormy day.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on December 09, 2015, 04:01:27 PM
I see the 2016 Cropredy tickets go sale tonight and the first line up announcements are due today as well. I suppose it'll soon be time for us all to indulge in the usual 'yay' 'boo' discussion regarding bands who are/aren't on the list..... [;-)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy Tuck on December 09, 2015, 04:52:39 PM
Announcement due at 8pm tonight. Not sure how many bands will be announced, though as I'm at a gig won't find out until later.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on December 09, 2015, 04:55:02 PM

Announcement due at 8pm tonight. Not sure how many bands will be announced, though as I'm at a gig won't find out until later.


Snap!  Though I suppose I could ask Simon Nicol...   :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 09, 2015, 08:45:19 PM

I see the 2016 Cropredy tickets go sale tonight and the first line up announcements are due today as well. I suppose it'll soon be time for us all to indulge in the usual 'yay' 'boo' discussion regarding bands who are/aren't on the list..... [;-)

http://www.fairportconvention.com/



"yay" "boo" - they've been announced!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 09, 2015, 08:55:48 PM
GRYPHON!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on December 10, 2015, 09:17:15 AM
^ Ah, now that's news. When's the album? 8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on December 10, 2015, 10:23:45 AM
GRYPHON!!

Yaaayyyyyy


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on December 10, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
Tickets ordered! I've missed Steeleye on their recent tours so I'm looking forward to that.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 31, 2015, 10:44:13 AM
Lovely to see a familiar face smiling out at me from page 9 of the new issue of Mojo that has just dropped onto my doormat.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on December 31, 2015, 04:04:42 PM

Lovely to see a familiar face smiling out at me from page 9 of the new issue of Mojo that has just dropped onto my doormat.  :)


I'd forgotten about that!!  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on December 31, 2015, 07:26:56 PM


Lovely to see a familiar face smiling out at me from page 9 of the new issue of Mojo that has just dropped onto my doormat.  :)


I'd forgotten about that!!  ;D
Love your reply to "Which musician, other than yourself, have you ever wished to be"!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on December 31, 2015, 07:31:55 PM



Lovely to see a familiar face smiling out at me from page 9 of the new issue of Mojo that has just dropped onto my doormat.  :)


I'd forgotten about that!!  ;D
Love your reply to "Which musician, other than yourself, have you ever wished to be"!


 :D ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 06, 2016, 04:55:11 PM
It's just been pointed out to me that today would have been Sandy's 69th Birthday.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 06, 2016, 06:08:53 PM

It's just been pointed out to me that today would have been Sandy's 69th Birthday.

David, have a look at my fb page.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 07, 2016, 09:30:45 AM

It's just been pointed out to me that today would have been Sandy's 69th Birthday.


I just found this out this morning, on facebook.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 07, 2016, 03:14:18 PM
I think - sadly - that's when you realise online forums like this are relics of the past.  Social Media is where it's at... Not saying I like that, but I do think it's true.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on January 07, 2016, 03:30:55 PM

I think - sadly - that's when you realise online forums like this are relics of the past.  Social Media is where it's at... Not saying I like that, but I do think it's true.


Dinosaurs, we are.  All of us... ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on January 07, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
... somebody is digging our bones!  ;)



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 07, 2016, 03:50:42 PM
I think this one is a lot healthier than several I've took part in over the years.  I feel that it very much still has legs.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on January 07, 2016, 04:02:48 PM
- although I do get messages from the Fb pages, this is so much more user-friendly, and I don't get bombarded with so much rubbish stuff.
I also feel that Fb is always trying to point me in directions I don't want to take, whereas here I can easily search back through comments I want to re-visit.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 07, 2016, 04:05:10 PM

- although I do get messages from the Fb pages, this is so much more user-friendly, and I don't get bombarded with so much rubbish stuff.


Are you absolutely sure?   ;) :) :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on January 07, 2016, 04:06:16 PM
 ;) Absolutely!
Please don't leave me here by myself...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 07, 2016, 05:12:51 PM

 ;) Absolutely!
Please don't leave me here by myself...

The implant in the back of my neck tells me when I have a f/book or t/awhile message which I can read on my visual cortex implant.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on January 07, 2016, 06:22:03 PM

The implant in the back of my neck tells me when I have a f/book or t/awhile message which I can read on my visual cortex implant.

Post of the day  :D !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 08, 2016, 12:00:27 AM

 ;) Absolutely!
Please don't leave me here by myself...

Nobody posted on t/awhile after 7pm, today , thurs!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on January 08, 2016, 07:57:16 AM
Real time inter-personal activity (accompanied by liquid refreshment) - in my case morris practice.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 08, 2016, 09:00:39 AM

Real time inter-personal activity (accompanied by liquid refreshment) - in my case morris practice.

Yep, I was out at an open mic. Life eh?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 08, 2016, 09:09:26 AM
I was cooking, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, changing a lightbulb, working on some music files, and taking delivery of my new guitar amp.

 :D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on January 08, 2016, 09:18:35 AM

I was cooking, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, changing a lightbulb, working on some music files, and taking delivery of my new guitar amp.

 :D

Jules


Ooh, is there a picture of "new guitar amp" to go in the new guitar thread ?  :)

(We'll get back on topic soon, honest !  ;) )


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 08, 2016, 09:31:50 AM

Ooh, is there a picture of "new guitar amp" to go in the new guitar thread ?  :)


I can do that for you, Dan.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 08, 2016, 01:33:05 PM

I was cooking, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, changing a lightbulb, working on some music files, and taking delivery of my new guitar amp.

 :D

Jules

A man who can multitask... I must marry you immediately  {:-)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 08, 2016, 01:47:44 PM

A man who can multitask... I must marry you immediately  {:-)  


I may have given a false impression here.  I only did the cooking and the light bulb changing at the same time.  Everything else was sequential and ordered (though not alphabetically).   ;)

Besides, Bridge, think of the terrible political rows we'd have!   :o

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on January 08, 2016, 02:25:49 PM


I was cooking, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, changing a lightbulb, working on some music files, and taking delivery of my new guitar amp.

 :D

Jules

A man who can multitask... I must marry you immediately  {:-)


My wife can multitask. She can forget where her phone is, forget where her keys are, forget where her coat is, and forget the names of our sons all at the same time.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 08, 2016, 03:15:57 PM

- although I do get messages from the Fb pages, this is so much more user-friendly, and I don't get bombarded with so much rubbish stuff.
I also feel that Fb is always trying to point me in directions I don't want to take, whereas here I can easily search back through comments I want to re-visit.


I agree. Though I use facebook now because a couple of friends are on there a lot, I prefer my forums because there's less dross to screen out : after all, music is my main interest.  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 08, 2016, 11:32:32 PM


A man who can multitask... I must marry you immediately  {:-)  


I may have given a false impression here.  I only did the cooking and the light bulb changing at the same time.  Everything else was sequential and ordered (though not alphabetically).   ;)

Besides, Bridge, think of the terrible political rows we'd have!   :o

Jules
The politics I can cope with, but not dealing with tasks alphabetically?   :o Tsk. It's off!  >:(



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 08, 2016, 11:57:10 PM

The politics I can cope with, but not dealing with tasks alphabetically?   :o Tsk. It's off!  >:(


Awww!
Bridge!
Crying.
Depressed.
Everything's
Fecked.
Gutted.
Hurt.
Inconsolable.
Jilted.
Knifed.
Low.
Miserable.
Nauseous.
Oh!
Pity!
Questioning
Reality.
So
Twisted
Up.
Vulnerable
Wreck.
X-rated
Yowling.
Zonked.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 09, 2016, 12:04:10 AM


The politics I can cope with, but not dealing with tasks alphabetically?   :o Tsk. It's off!  >:(


Awww!
Bridge!
Crying.
Depressed.
Everything's
Fecked.
Gutted.
Hurt.
Inconsolable.
Jilted.
Knifed.
Low.
Miserable.
Nauseous.
Oh!
Pity!
Questioning
Reality.
So
Twisted
Up.
Vulnerable
Wreck.
X-rated
Yowling.
Zonked.

It's very early in the season but this could be post of the year!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 09, 2016, 12:15:59 AM

It's very early in the season but this could be post of the year!


*bows*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Neil on January 09, 2016, 03:40:51 AM
And now it is time to stop please  O0


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 10, 2016, 03:21:58 PM

And now it is time to stop please  O0
Sorry Dad  :-[

But I did like Jules's post  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 15, 2016, 03:42:49 PM
From Swarb on Facebook.  Great venue in a great town...

"Tomorrow the 16th of January. There is a benefit concert for the refugees at the tabernacle at Machynlleth. I only gig now and then and haven't played in public since Octobe Last, But I wI'll be playing a set for this worthy event. " (sic)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 15, 2016, 06:12:19 PM

From Swarb on Facebook.  Great venue in a great town...

"Tomorrow the 16th of January. There is a benefit concert for the refugees at the tabernacle at Machynlleth. I only gig now and then and haven't played in public since Octobe Last, But I wI'll be playing a set for this worthy event. " (sic)


You can always rely on Swarb.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 28, 2016, 05:33:35 PM


RT appeared at Joan Baez's 75th birthday bash

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/joan-baez-shines-at-all-star-75th-birthday-show-20160128?page=2


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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 28, 2016, 05:37:32 PM

And another one. That's a trio I'd like to see.  :)

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Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2016, 07:26:59 PM
Thanks for those, Ian!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 29, 2016, 08:41:00 AM


And another one. That's a trio I'd like to see.  :)
David Crosby! I want to hug him  :-*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 29, 2016, 09:30:00 AM

David Crosby! I want to hug him  :-*  


Many women have done so...   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 29, 2016, 10:34:07 AM


David Crosby! I want to hug him  :-*  


Many women have done so...   ;)

Jules


Often at the same time.  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on January 29, 2016, 01:36:41 PM
I'd never have seen Crosby as a babe magnet.  Hope for us all, then!  ;)

[Orders a truckload of pies and starts to grow a walrus 'tache]


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 29, 2016, 03:05:48 PM

I'd never have seen Crosby as a babe magnet.  


He used to have to fight them off with a shitty stick, Paul.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 29, 2016, 03:26:16 PM


I'd never have seen Crosby as a babe magnet.  


He used to have to fight them off with a shitty stick, Paul.

Jules


Reading some of the tweets by his admirers, I think that even now he may need that shitty stick occasionally! Lucky ol' Croz I say.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on January 29, 2016, 05:16:56 PM
Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on January 29, 2016, 06:50:40 PM

Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


You've sold me!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Neil on January 30, 2016, 05:25:43 AM


Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


You've sold me!   ;D

Jules


However it's quite a difficult read to get through the self-congratulatory tone. Interesting all the same.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on January 30, 2016, 06:28:42 AM



Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


You've sold me!   ;D

Jules


However it's quite a difficult read to get through the self-congratulatory tone. Interesting all the same.
It seems he has a lot to be self-congratulatory about. The sections about Croz are interesting.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 30, 2016, 10:58:51 AM
I have Nash's book and enjoyed it but more balance can be gained from , the biog, 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' by Dave Zimmer. Also on my bookshelf.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on January 30, 2016, 05:50:00 PM
The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on January 30, 2016, 07:06:24 PM

The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 30, 2016, 07:24:34 PM


The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !

Slightly off topic Dan but Stewart Maconie once wrote a review of Jefferson Airplane gig and said how good Grace Slick was. She had left the band 2 yrs earlier. He had stayed drinking in a bar nr the venue and hadn't bothered going to the gig.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 31, 2016, 01:46:35 PM

I'd never have seen Crosby as a babe magnet.  Hope for us all, then!  ;)

[Orders a truckload of pies and starts to grow a walrus 'tache]
He's twinkly, naughty and has heeps of charisma  :-*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: AnnieD on February 12, 2016, 07:22:52 PM
On facebook, Boo Hewerdine is asking who is producing the new Fairport album. A serious question, he says. Anyone know?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on February 15, 2016, 12:58:17 PM
Pardon the obvious, but why doesn't he ask Simon or Peggy?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: johanna/ulla on February 16, 2016, 10:16:06 AM


The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !


Some years ago the Fairports played a gig in Frankfurt and I worked at the merch stall. This guy showed up and said: "I am a big Fairport fan, but I didn´t see them for a while. Is Sandy Denny still with the band?"
I answered: "Prepare yourself for a shock: She died 20 years ago." The guy started to cry   :-\


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on February 22, 2016, 10:51:37 AM
Off to a meeting in Muswell Hill this afternoon.  I wonder if I will have time to make the pilgrimage to the Fairport house.  Looks like it is only a 5-10 min walk away.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on February 22, 2016, 11:35:52 AM
I think there's a pub with a Kinks bar nearby too.....Oooh I've just realised that could be interpreted somewhat differently!!!!!

Cheers,

Slippy
 ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on February 22, 2016, 12:19:42 PM

I think there's a pub with a Kinks bar nearby too.....Oooh I've just realised that could be interpreted somewhat differently!!!!!


The Archway Tavern?  It's where the front cover photo for Muswell Hillbillies was taken.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tim Fletcher on February 22, 2016, 12:22:31 PM
It's the Clissold Arms ... http://clissoldarms.co.uk/index.html

A bit more upmarket than than when The Kinks were setting out.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on February 23, 2016, 08:57:59 AM
Spotted on the BBC red button news service yesterday - another FC/Eric Morecambe link (to add to the Roses, Tewkesbury - Eric's final appearance and FC's Wintour opener).

In 1968, Eric bought a Jensen Interceptor, which he rarely drove & kept in its garage; years later, it was sold on, and the current owner is putting it up for sale... having had it reconditioned/refurbished by Jensen specialists - Cropredy Bridge Motors. £150k apparently, if anyone's feeling flush. £"You can't see the join"... ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on February 23, 2016, 09:40:10 AM

Off to a meeting in Muswell Hill this afternoon.  I wonder if I will have time to make the pilgrimage to the Fairport house.  Looks like it is only a 5-10 min walk away.


Well, I made my pilgrimage (though no time to pay homage at the Kinks bar as well!), and can now say I have seen the cradle of our favourite band!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on February 23, 2016, 11:14:22 AM

It's the Clissold Arms ... http://clissoldarms.co.uk/index.html

A bit more upmarket than than when The Kinks were setting out.


Bit cheeky having the Muswell Hillbillies sign up there in the wrong pub!

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on February 23, 2016, 11:40:12 AM
But is the other one still standing  Or is it still apub?

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tim Fletcher on February 23, 2016, 12:59:16 PM
It's still standing but not sure how much of a going concern it is.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on February 23, 2016, 01:25:39 PM

But is the other one still standing  Or is it still a pub?


Yes on both counts.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 02, 2016, 12:43:21 PM

"Liege & Lief" tee shirts, anyone? I'll say no more.  :)


https://www.burningshed.com/store/rockpots/multiproduct/449/5926/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 02, 2016, 12:50:12 PM


"Liege & Lief" tee shirts, anyone? I'll say no more.  :)


https://www.burningshed.com/store/rockpots/multiproduct/449/5926/


THIRTY QUID???!!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2016, 01:33:48 PM
For shipping in TWO MONTHS time?!!

Simpn Hart strikes again!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on April 03, 2016, 11:44:43 AM
I'm glad I'm not  a 'band t-shirt' person if this is how much they are. Nice design, mind.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 03, 2016, 01:43:01 PM


"Liege & Lief" tee shirts, anyone? I'll say no more.  :)


https://www.burningshed.com/store/rockpots/multiproduct/449/5926/


They're being sold on the 'Sandy Denny and Friends' Facebook page I notice.  
I presume that they aren't for sale on FC's Facebook page?!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 03, 2016, 03:52:27 PM

For shipping in TWO MONTHS time?!!

Simpn Hart strikes again!


Is he the fellow that used to run Terrapin Trucking?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on April 03, 2016, 04:53:45 PM


For shipping in TWO MONTHS time?!!

Simpn Hart strikes again!


Is he the fellow that used to run Terrapin Trucking?


Terrapin Trucking! Crikey, that takes me back!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 03, 2016, 04:56:13 PM



For shipping in TWO MONTHS time?!!

Simpn Hart strikes again!


Is he the fellow that used to run Terrapin Trucking?


Terrapin Trucking! Crikey, that takes me back!


And Road Goes on Forever.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 04, 2016, 10:22:21 AM
The very same.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 04, 2016, 10:56:35 AM

The very same.


Thanks.

He used to offer splendid bargains on music & (imported Garcia / Dead) tee shirts. Now bolstering the pension fund, I suppose.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tim Fletcher on April 04, 2016, 10:28:49 PM
FC are the main attraction on the first day of the St Ives festival in September. Guess where we will be on holiday! Tickets booked.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 26, 2016, 01:31:23 PM
Sandy is being inducted into the Hall of Fame at tomorrow's BBC Folk Awards, according to FC's Facebook page


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on April 28, 2016, 10:36:38 PM

I'm glad I'm not  a 'band t-shirt' person if this is how much they are. Nice design, mind.

There is a liege and life T on sale on f book for under £10


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on April 29, 2016, 06:55:09 AM

There is a liege and life T on sale on f book for under £10


I bought a Liege & Lief t-shirt for under a tenner once.  It's shite.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on June 04, 2016, 02:53:20 AM
It didn't feel right plugging this in the RIP post so I'll put it here.

Here's my previously unpublished interview with Dave Swarbrick in March 2007.  Topics include his illness and donor cards /  Alistair Hulett and politics in music / the BBC folk awards / touring Australia and much more.  It also has a link to some audio from his Adelaide gig with Alistair.  

https://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/dave-swarbrick-2007/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on June 04, 2016, 07:48:27 AM

It didn't feel right plugging this in the RIP post so I'll put it here.

Here's my previously unpublished interview with Dave Swarbrick in March 2007.  Topics include his illness and donor cards /  Alistair Hulett and politics in music / the BBC folk awards / touring Australia and much more.  It also has a link to some audio from his Adelaide gig with Alistair.  

https://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/dave-swarbrick-2007/


Thanks Michael. That's the Swarb I loved - feisty!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Paul on June 04, 2016, 10:13:50 PM


There is a liege and life T on sale on f book for under £10


I bought a Liege & Lief t-shirt for under a tenner once.  It's shite.

Jules


I just got one. I agree.

Paul


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on July 22, 2016, 02:12:17 PM
Here's a lengthy RT/FC and friends discography/critique which I hadn't seen before and which might interest those of a disposition which enjoys both idling away a lunch break and/or taking the author to task...
See if you can identify the albums from these snippets before you check the answers. [;-)

Includes some competent but not terribly exciting performances.

Finally, Fairport cuts a record that dispenses with gushy lyrics and ponderous vocals.

A deadly dull New Age folk rock record co-produced by Mattacks and Nicol.  

A reunion record that somehow manages to be both less experimental and less entertaining than their first effort.

A record so brilliant I can't even explain it.

It's a huge letdown.


http://warr.org/thompson.html


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 22, 2016, 02:16:28 PM

Here's a lengthy RT/FC and friends discography/critique which I hadn't seen before and which might interest those of a disposition which enjoys both idling away a lunch break and/or taking the author to task...
See if you can identify the albums from these snippets before you check the answers. [;-)

Includes some competent but not terribly exciting performances.

Finally, Fairport cuts a record that dispenses with gushy lyrics and ponderous vocals.

A deadly dull New Age folk rock record co-produced by Mattacks and Nicol.  

A reunion record that somehow manages to be both less experimental and less entertaining than their first effort.

A record so brilliant I can't even explain it.

It's a huge letdown.


http://warr.org/thompson.html


2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on July 22, 2016, 02:36:50 PM

2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


He probably knocked a couple of stars off for the "...three exhaustingly long-winded tracks".  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on July 22, 2016, 02:46:21 PM
'A deadly dull New Age folk rock record co-produced by Mattacks and Nicol.'

This was the only one I got right...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on July 22, 2016, 02:59:19 PM
"We listen to the lousy records so you won't have to" indeed....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 22, 2016, 04:47:09 PM

Here's a lengthy RT/FC and friends discography/critique which I hadn't seen before and which might interest those of a disposition which enjoys both idling away a lunch break and/or taking the author to task...
See if you can identify the albums from these snippets before you check the answers. [;-)

Includes some competent but not terribly exciting performances.

Finally, Fairport cuts a record that dispenses with gushy lyrics and ponderous vocals.

A deadly dull New Age folk rock record co-produced by Mattacks and Nicol.  

A reunion record that somehow manages to be both less experimental and less entertaining than their first effort.

A record so brilliant I can't even explain it.

It's a huge letdown.


http://warr.org/thompson.html


Wow! There is so much to disagree with there , it is overwhelming to know where to start.

Even on the records he likes he rubbishes most of the best songs (Withered & Died, A Heart Needs A Home).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on July 22, 2016, 06:40:11 PM


2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


He probably knocked a couple of stars off for the "...three exhaustingly long-winded tracks".  ;D


Maybe it was his "well considered and perfectly acceptable reflection" eh?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on July 22, 2016, 08:54:55 PM



2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


He probably knocked a couple of stars off for the "...three exhaustingly long-winded tracks".  ;D


Maybe it was his "well considered and perfectly acceptable reflection" eh?


Good point, as Shane pointed out earlier this could well be a valid interpretation of his comments, but actually he really is just talking bollox


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on July 23, 2016, 07:15:01 AM




2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


He probably knocked a couple of stars off for the "...three exhaustingly long-winded tracks".  ;D


Maybe it was his "well considered and perfectly acceptable reflection" eh?


Good point, as Shane pointed out earlier this could well be a valid interpretation of his comments, but actually he really is just talking bollox


  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on August 20, 2016, 07:41:17 AM
I suspect (and hope) that Cropredy 2017 will be incredibly well-documented and released in various official forms: CD, DVD, and perhaps Blu-ray.  But what about Cropredy 2016?  Did the band record its performance?  If so, will an official CD be available eventually?  I realize these things take time, but I'd be happy just to know that such a release is in the cards.  

If nothing else, I look forward to 50:50@50.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2016, 08:25:15 AM
Everything is recorded off the desk and the video is also kept.  Production costs of mastering and producing Blu-Ray and DVD mean that the numbers sold have to be reasonably substantial.

In my experience, audio recordings of what were exciting performances at the time, seldom live up to the memories you have of the moment.

So, 2016 BR/DVD/CD? Unlikely. 2017? Probably. It really depends on how the whole thing goes.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 20, 2016, 08:48:27 AM
I can't see them releasing two Cropredy CDs in consecutive years


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 22, 2016, 01:56:13 PM

I can't see them releasing two Cropredy CDs in consecutive years


They did in 97 and 98 !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 22, 2016, 02:40:49 PM
97 was a biog anniversary year, but what was the '98 set called? Remind me?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on August 22, 2016, 02:44:21 PM
Cropredy 98

Woodworm WRCD031


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 22, 2016, 03:44:52 PM

Cropredy 98

Woodworm WRCD031


I bet it took them ages to come up with that one.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on August 22, 2016, 04:36:41 PM

Cropredy 98

Woodworm WRCD031


this one


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on August 22, 2016, 05:06:56 PM
Yep...has a great version of Little Feat's Easy To Slip on it


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 25, 2016, 06:54:35 PM
I note Prog 69 being advertised (Marillion chap on t'cover):

Issue 69 of Prog contains a major feature on Marillion (to coincide with the band's epic F.E.A.R. album).

Also includes articles on The Pineapple Thief, Barclay James Harvest, XTC, Buggles, Devin Townsend, Ashley Hutchings, and others.

The covermount cd features Nosound, Tilt, Erik Norlander, and more.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on September 04, 2016, 12:58:52 PM
Can't find a topic for a 2017 wish list, but I've just noticed Daphne's Flight are reforming.
Surely they would fit into the 'friends and family' category? 
Chris and Julie have so many links, and Chris Collister is still my favourite RT female vocal.

(Mods please move as appropriate)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on September 04, 2016, 02:29:49 PM
If I remember correctly, Christine told me May next year for a tour & new album....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on September 05, 2016, 07:34:22 PM




2.5 stars for 'guitar, vocal'?  Sorry, I'm not wasting time on this....  ;D


He probably knocked a couple of stars off for the "...three exhaustingly long-winded tracks".  ;D


Maybe it was his "well considered and perfectly acceptable reflection" eh?




Good point, as Shane pointed out earlier this could well be a valid interpretation of his comments, but actually he really is just talking bollox


And if you doubt that, try his reviews of Leonard cohen. Just bizarre.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on September 07, 2016, 10:21:58 AM
That horrible right wing Peter Hitchens of Mail on Sunday fame, had this to say about Meet on the Ledge, RT & FC. It's actually worth a read - too long to quote here...here's the link

http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2015/06/old-forgotten-far-off-things.html

There’s a follow up blog when Hitchens reveals RT’s mother requested the song for her funeral. Did we know this?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PeterJ on September 07, 2016, 10:59:37 AM

That horrible right wing Peter Hitchens of Mail on Sunday fame, had this to say about Meet on the Ledge, RT & FC. It's actually worth a read - too long to quote here...here's the link

http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2015/06/old-forgotten-far-off-things.html

There’s a follow up blog when Hitchens reveals RT’s mother requested the song for her funeral. Did we know this?

He certainly is extremely annoying, but I have a slight regard for him as a man who says what he believes, no matter how far out of the mainstream that might be. His brother Christopher, who was unaccountably worshipped by various strands of society, said of him "I know that if I died he would look after my children, and I'm not sure I'd do the same for him".


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on September 07, 2016, 12:04:01 PM
Interesting piece - but the comments from readers that follow are even more interesting. They go from the thoughtful to the ridiculous to the most pretentious twaddle I've ever read. Great fun ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on September 07, 2016, 12:38:14 PM

Interesting piece - but the comments from readers that follow are even more interesting. They go from the thoughtful to the ridiculous to the most pretentious twaddle I've ever read. Great fun ;D

It reads to me like music criticism by someone who really doesn't like music at all. For a music person, music is unforgettable, or at least some of it is, but this bloke says he doesn't even remember what records he bought.  wtf? as they say.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 07, 2016, 01:09:01 PM
Peter Hitchins is indeed a troubled soul, convinced we are all going to Hell in a Handcart. He's also an intellectual snob and I suspect getting excited about music would be seen as frivolous and beneath him (actually, I think the same when I see girls at a party leap up to do the Locomotion or the Macarena so maybe I shouldn't criticise...  :-\ )

It is sad that Sandy is no longer with, but she's not the only one taken early due to their lifestyle. I prefer to be grateful for what she did achieve rather than focus on her demise.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on September 07, 2016, 02:44:50 PM
I don't even know who Peter Hitchens is but one thing he is saying which surely is true is that MoTL has a certain anthemic quality. Like Blowing in the Wind (considered by van Ronk to be rubbish) and Who Knows.... these semi-realised, dreamlike songs, are all written young, more or less first efforts. Richard may have written 'better' songs but I doubt if any of them reached more people than that one.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on September 11, 2016, 09:15:22 AM
A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on September 11, 2016, 09:23:43 AM

A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz


Ooops! 8/10... must try harder  :-[


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 11, 2016, 09:41:11 AM


A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz


Ooops! 8/10... must try harder  :-[


Same here Jude  :-[


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2016, 09:58:23 AM
9/10 because I was timed out on the Genesis Hall question.  What is the answer to that one anyway?  I always thought it was about a squat.  Was that squat a church?

I guessed the question about Gerry Conway - I didn't actually know they were married.

But I'm still aghast that Jude got 8.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Brendan on September 11, 2016, 10:00:15 AM

A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz

I had 2 goes still got 10/10 might be because the questions were the same the second time ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peter m on September 11, 2016, 10:33:40 AM

9/10 because I was timed out on the Genesis Hall question.  What is the answer to that one anyway?  I always thought it was about a squat.  Was that squat a church?


Jules


I thought it was about Centre Point.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Brendan on September 11, 2016, 10:41:27 AM

9/10 because I was timed out on the Genesis Hall question.  What is the answer to that one anyway?  I always thought it was about a squat.  Was that squat a church?

I guessed the question about Gerry Conway - I didn't actually know they were married.

But I'm still aghast that Jude got 8.   ;)

Jules

According to the quiz a Hotel.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on September 11, 2016, 11:19:15 AM

9/10 because I was timed out on the Genesis Hall question.  What is the answer to that one anyway?  I always thought it was about a squat.  Was that squat a church?

I guessed the question about Gerry Conway - I didn't actually know they were married.

But I'm still aghast that Jude got 8.   ;)

Jules

Well I kept getting timed out by being distracted.. plus I pressed a few wrong answers by accident... Ahem!! ::) ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 11, 2016, 11:20:22 AM
9/10 here...No idea on the Genesis Hall one.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on September 11, 2016, 11:52:47 AM


9/10 because I was timed out on the Genesis Hall question.  What is the answer to that one anyway?  I always thought it was about a squat.  Was that squat a church?

I guessed the question about Gerry Conway - I didn't actually know they were married.

But I'm still aghast that Jude got 8.   ;)

Jules

According to the quiz a Hotel.


I thought it was a Hostel, not a hotel.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on September 11, 2016, 12:02:51 PM
9/10, some guessing.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2016, 12:15:14 PM

9/10 here...No idea on the Genesis Hall one.


I think they got that one wrong anyway:

https://songsfromsodeep.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/genesis-hall-fairport-convention/

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on September 11, 2016, 01:52:02 PM
9/10 the genesis hall question did for me.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on September 11, 2016, 03:21:52 PM
I got 8/10. Can I stay on TAW?  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 11, 2016, 03:40:14 PM


9/10 here...No idea on the Genesis Hall one.


I think they got that one wrong anyway:

https://songsfromsodeep.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/genesis-hall-fairport-convention/

Jules


Alternatively, the squat was in an abandoned hotel in Drury Lane called The Bell. Although the citation link to the International Times archive doesn't seem to work.  :)

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=18106


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bob Barrows on September 11, 2016, 03:46:47 PM
I think the Drury Lane squat was an abandoned hotel (squatters typically choose abandoned building to squat in, don't they)  :)

Ah, Ian beat me to it.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 11, 2016, 06:54:48 PM

I got 8/10. Can I stay on TAW?  ;D


Absolutely not! Both you and Jude can consider yourselves ousted!   :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2016, 08:55:14 PM

Alternatively, the squat was in an abandoned hotel in Drury Lane called The Bell. Although the citation link to the International Times archive doesn't seem to work.  :)

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=18106


Oh, OK.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 11, 2016, 09:48:15 PM
10/10. Which surprised. I must have been paying attention at some point.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: richardkendell on September 11, 2016, 09:55:34 PM
I got 10/10 helped by few lucky guesses. Must be my lucky day.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy Tuck on September 11, 2016, 09:57:03 PM
Oh dear, 7/10. I must pay more attention in class. :-[


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PL (Peter) on September 12, 2016, 09:00:17 AM
8/10
but with 2 guesses


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on September 12, 2016, 10:21:29 AM
10/10 Full House!  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on September 12, 2016, 11:40:39 AM
8 out of 10.... must try harder ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on September 12, 2016, 11:49:50 AM

10/10 Full House!  ;)


Here also - again with a couple of guesses.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on September 12, 2016, 12:58:51 PM
9/10.

Slipped up on the Genesis hall question.

Keith


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2016, 04:41:07 PM
There's an 'authorised' Sandy shirt here...rather nice.  But certainly not due for the Bargain Basement thread....

https://www.burningshed.com/store/sandydenny/?utm_source=Newsletter+12+09+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+12+09+2016


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2016, 05:11:03 PM

There's an 'authorised' Sandy shirt here...rather nice.  But certainly not due for the Bargain Basement thread....

https://www.burningshed.com/store/sandydenny/?utm_source=Newsletter+12+09+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+12+09+2016


Not for me.  I can't be doing with a t-shirt that has a face on it roughly the size of my own.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 12, 2016, 05:27:20 PM


A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz


Ooops! 8/10... must try harder  :-[
Well they do say if you remember the 60s you weren't really there Jude....  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on September 12, 2016, 06:04:48 PM



A clickbait Fairport Convention quiz from Prog magazine - everyone should get 10/10 on this  :) :

http://teamrock.com/trivia/2016-08-26/fairport-convention-quiz


Ooops! 8/10... must try harder  :-[
Well they do say if you remember the 60s you weren't really there Jude....  ;)


That's the thing. I know I was there and I knew all the answers but pressed the wrong buttons.. Must have been someone nudging me... ;D :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy Tuck on September 12, 2016, 06:09:15 PM

There's an 'authorised' Sandy shirt here...rather nice.  But certainly not due for the Bargain Basement thread....

https://www.burningshed.com/store/sandydenny/?utm_source=Newsletter+12+09+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+12+09+2016


I have this t-shirt, bought at Cropredy and really like it. Is worrying though how many people asked me at Cropredy who it was.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2016, 06:14:26 PM

Is worrying though how many people asked me at Cropredy who it was.


Says it all, really...  :-\


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 12, 2016, 07:59:42 PM

There's an 'authorised' Sandy shirt here...rather nice.  But certainly not due for the Bargain Basement thread....

https://www.burningshed.com/store/sandydenny/?utm_source=Newsletter+12+09+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+12+09+2016


Not exactly cheap are they?
I agree with Jules, the images are far too large.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on September 12, 2016, 09:45:41 PM
You'll never see a diamond as big as a brick...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on September 13, 2016, 11:44:36 AM
Much as I love Sandy, and it's wonderful picture, I'm just not one to wear my heart on my chest.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 27, 2016, 05:59:43 PM
Thirty minutes of Fairport at the Crypt Studios, on Vintage TV 22.30 tomorrow (Wed 28th).  :)

http://www.vintage.tv/page/id/41159


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2016, 09:34:47 AM
Ah LinkedIn, you do ask such interesting questions...



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on November 04, 2016, 11:06:38 AM
T'is a very strange place that Linkedin.... ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on November 04, 2016, 02:25:44 PM
The answer is, of course, a resounding "Yes"!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on November 04, 2016, 02:41:10 PM

The answer is, of course, a resounding "Yes"!


Thank you  ;D :-*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on November 04, 2016, 03:16:32 PM

T'is a very strange place that Linkedin.... ::)


I seem to be on it, as I get emails every so often about it. What is it? How does it work? I've only just worked out Facebook.  :-[


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on November 04, 2016, 03:45:47 PM


T'is a very strange place that Linkedin.... ::)


I seem to be on it, as I get emails every so often about it. What is it? How does it work? I've only just worked out Facebook.  :-[

It's a business site, rather than a social friendship site. If you aren't looking to build a career or are looking for work, it's not a necessary place for you to be.. You can cancel your account quite easily.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on November 04, 2016, 04:23:31 PM



T'is a very strange place that Linkedin.... ::)


I seem to be on it, as I get emails every so often about it. What is it? How does it work? I've only just worked out Facebook.  :-[

It's a business site, rather than a social friendship site. If you aren't looking to build a career or are looking for work, it's not a necessary place for you to be.. You can cancel your account quite easily.


I'll do that - less email to ignore.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 08, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
With all this talk about next year's Saturday festival opener, have I missed discussion, wild speculation, theories and suggestions about the new album they're recording?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on November 08, 2016, 06:35:53 PM

With all this talk about next year's Saturday festival opener, have I missed discussion, wild speculation, theories and suggestions about the new album they're recording?

it'll be as dull as all the albums since 85 i expect, i hope it isnt but i wont hold my breath


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 16, 2016, 05:45:14 PM
I see that the official feed is stating that Peggy's big brother, John has died (sorry, 'passed away' in the ubiquitous but meaningless manner we are supposed to describe these things nowadays).  He was, gulp, 82.  I have long distant memories of going into a pub somewhere once (mid 80's) on the way back from Cornwall only to find it was run by a Pegg.  The memory is so distant I'm not even sure it's true.  Anyone know if John ran a pub?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 17, 2016, 12:37:48 PM
There is an intriguing comment about Cropredy on the eFestivals site.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 17, 2016, 12:43:24 PM

There is an intriguing comment about Cropredy on the eFestivals site.....


Drum 'n' bass set?   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 17, 2016, 12:47:45 PM

I see that the official feed is stating that Peggy's big brother, John has died (sorry, 'passed away' in the ubiquitous but meaningless manner we are supposed to describe these things nowadays).  He was, gulp, 82.  


RIP John - He did a lot of work for me around the house. He'll be much missed as a friend. His Christmas cards were legendry.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on November 19, 2016, 04:20:27 AM
I just read on FairportConvention dot com about the passing of John Pegg (Dave's brother).  He transitioned on Nov. 16 (2 weeks after Dave's birthday) to whatever awaits on the ledge and beyond.  My deepest condolences to the extended Pegg & Fairport families.  

Lousy timing on my part: unaware of what was going on in his life at the time, I sent a jovial e-mail to Dave Pegg on the morning of the 16th -- the first time I'd reached out to him in many months.  Now I understand why he's not responded in his usual astonishingly-rapid manner.

Rest in Peace, John Pegg.  I never met you, but I'll toast you next time I hold a beverage.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on November 19, 2016, 10:00:02 AM
Transitioned ?
Transitioned to what/where exactly?
Why are people scared of the word death? He died.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 19, 2016, 10:01:33 AM

Why are people scared of the word death? He died....


Hear hear.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 19, 2016, 10:46:43 AM

Why are people scared of the word death?


Because death is, you know, pretty scary.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on November 19, 2016, 11:15:29 AM


Why are people scared of the word death?


Because death is, you know, pretty scary.

Jules


So are tigers, but people aren't scared of the word 'tiger'.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on November 19, 2016, 11:22:56 AM



Why are people scared of the word death?


Because death is, you know, pretty scary.

Jules


So are tigers, but people aren't scared of the word 'tiger'.


But we are not ultimately destined to be tigered whereas we are all going to be, at some point, deaded


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 19, 2016, 11:43:17 AM


But we are not ultimately destined to be tigered whereas we are all going to be, at some point, deaded



*this*  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on November 19, 2016, 12:05:28 PM

Transitioned ?
Transitioned to what/where exactly?
Why are people scared of the word death? He died.

Morning Jim, don't ask why but over the last yr I have been 'in discussion' with evangelical Christians in the USA .
Of course you don't die , they would argue , just transition to another life in heaven!
They have real problems with me saying ,' you die , that's it , it's over.' The fact it doesn't scare me also worries them.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 19, 2016, 12:08:03 PM
Tigers are somehow much cuter than death.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 19, 2016, 01:04:12 PM

Tigers are somehow much cuter than death.

Jules


Though they are more than capable of assisting with the transition.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on November 19, 2016, 01:09:36 PM




Why are people scared of the word death?


Because death is, you know, pretty scary.

Jules


So are tigers, but people aren't scared of the word 'tiger'.


But we are not ultimately destined to be tigered whereas we are all going to be, at some point, deaded



While this is true, I think the point remains: given that a word for x is not x, why be scared of the word in addition to being scared of x? That question seems to apply for all values of x, even the most inevitable.

The best footnote in all of analytic philosophy, by the way, comes from Thomas Nagel in a paper on death. Here it is:

"It is sometimes suggested that what we really mind is the process of dying [rather than death]. But I should not really object to dying if it were not followed by death."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on November 20, 2016, 01:01:11 AM

Transitioned ?
Transitioned to what/where exactly?
Why are people scared of the word death? He died.


To clarify and respond to a few different individuals within this thread:

I am not a Christian.  I was an agnostic up until the spring of 2002, when I became a polytheist following my first experience with psilocybin mushrooms -- a profoundly spiritual event that remains the most life-changing, memorable, and important night of my life.  I lost my fear of physical death as I reflected on the revelations that the 'shrooms provided -- including a rather direct overriding motif of "we are immortal."  Granted, I've often wondered if the fungus meant that IT was immortal or that *I* too am immortal.

I am not afraid of saying "died" or "death," but somehow "died to whatever awaits on the ledge and beyond" doesn't quite flow.

If I'd known that my comment (meant to convey my sadness about the grief that the Peggs and others are likely feeling in the wake of John's exit from the mortal realm) would spark such a weird discussion about word choices etc, I'd have kept my damn fingers off the keyboard here and conveyed my condolences privately.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on November 20, 2016, 04:22:44 AM
I think it's sad that a thread like this, which should be offering sincere condolences to Peggy and family, has turned into an argument about beliefs and terminologies, with no seemingly no respect whatsoever to the deceased and his loved ones. People grieve in different ways, and they also express their condolences in different ways. All that matters is their honest intention. Words are beautiful, but they are only words.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ian_ on November 20, 2016, 09:29:22 AM

I think it's sad that a thread like this, which should be offering sincere condolences to Peggy and family, has turned into an argument about beliefs and terminologies, with no seemingly no respect whatsoever to the deceased and his loved ones. People grieve in different ways, and they also express their condolences in different ways. All that matters is their honest intention. Words are beautiful, but they are only words.


  Like  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 20, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
Like too.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 20, 2016, 10:17:14 AM
Can we get back on topic now please children...  thank you.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 20, 2016, 10:17:29 AM

I think it's sad that a thread like this, which should be offering sincere condolences to Peggy and family, has turned into an argument about beliefs and terminologies, with no seemingly no respect whatsoever to the deceased and his loved ones. People grieve in different ways, and they also express their condolences in different ways. All that matters is their honest intention. Words are beautiful, but they are only words.  


Well said.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on November 20, 2016, 12:17:24 PM
I never met Mr Pegg, but it sounds like he was a talented woodworker and more importantly a good bloke.

As such his leaving us is our loss, it matters not the words we choose to express our sorrow, or any belief in deities we perceive might be involved..

For his family to have produced at least two talented, decent, sons is an achievement to be proud of.

I am sure he will be missed.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on November 21, 2016, 05:03:59 AM
Okay: back on the topic of Fairport Convention... I snapped a photo in my yard a couple of days ago, and the image makes me think of the opening lyrics of After Halloween (written by Sandy Denny and recorded by FC on the superb Rising for the Moon album).  Here's the photo and lyrics in tweet form:

https://twitter.com/RealDooovall/status/800189313921220608


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on November 22, 2016, 04:18:35 PM
Just spotted this on amazon uk:

The second volume of 5 classic studio albums packaged together in a slim-line slipcase from the folk legends Fairport Convention. Featuring the albums - Angel Delight, “Babbacombe” Lee, Rosie, Nine and Rising For The Moon.

Early 2017 release...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 22, 2016, 05:09:48 PM


I see that the official feed is stating that Peggy's big brother, John has died (sorry, 'passed away' in the ubiquitous but meaningless manner we are supposed to describe these things nowadays).  He was, gulp, 82.  


RIP John - He did a lot of work for me around the house. He'll be much missed as a friend. His Christmas cards were legendry.


His funeral is in Banbury on December 5th. Anyone wanting more info, drop me an IM


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on November 22, 2016, 05:42:58 PM



I see that the official feed is stating that Peggy's big brother, John has died (sorry, 'passed away' in the ubiquitous but meaningless manner we are supposed to describe these things nowadays).  He was, gulp, 82.  


RIP John - He did a lot of work for me around the house. He'll be much missed as a friend. His Christmas cards were legendry.


His funeral is in Banbury on December 5th. Anyone wanting more info, drop me an IM


Blimey, that's a long time till his funeral.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on December 01, 2016, 10:31:54 AM

Gotta love the Daily Mash.  :)


http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/cafe-puts-on-fairport-convention-to-drive-out-hipsters-20161201118237


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 01, 2016, 11:50:05 AM


Gotta love the Daily Mash.  :)


http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/cafe-puts-on-fairport-convention-to-drive-out-hipsters-20161201118237


Always a great read.

I'll guarantee there'll be a few who will take umbrage Ian!   ;D



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on December 01, 2016, 01:04:28 PM


Gotta love the Daily Mash.  :)


http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/cafe-puts-on-fairport-convention-to-drive-out-hipsters-20161201118237


 :) ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on December 01, 2016, 03:55:00 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Mark J Salt on December 02, 2016, 06:54:31 PM
This just in........Fairport Convention and St Agnes Fountain to Headline GBFF Butlins 2017. Dear Santa !!! :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 03, 2016, 07:09:12 AM

This just in........Fairport Convention and St Agnes Fountain to Headline GBFF Butlins 2017. Dear Santa !!! :D


So much for that announcement from the stage at Cropredy 2017 then (that some have suggested)...they're just going to go on and on until they drop aren't they?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on December 03, 2016, 09:36:20 AM

This just in........Fairport Convention and St Agnes Fountain to Headline GBFF Butlins 2017. Dear Santa !!! :D


Brilliant news!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 04, 2016, 08:27:26 PM


This just in........Fairport Convention and St Agnes Fountain to Headline GBFF Butlins 2017. Dear Santa !!! :D


So much for that announcement from the stage at Cropredy 2017 then (that some have suggested)...they're just going to go on and on until they drop aren't they?
'Twas I who suggested there might be an announcement - but I was thinking more of personnel changes than the band winding up.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on December 05, 2016, 02:59:56 AM
An announcement of 'Fairport, The Next Generation' where the line-up will now comprise Blair Dunlop, Matt Pegg, Zak Hobbs and um, fill in the blanks.  You heard it here first and, most likely - last.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on December 05, 2016, 08:01:28 AM
It's been stated on this very forum that they're taking bookings well into 2018.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on December 05, 2016, 09:14:47 AM
"There'll always be a Fairport..."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on December 06, 2016, 08:47:42 PM
Interesting to see Fairport in the list as the fifth hardest working band in the UK this yr. I.e , bands who have done most  gigs in individual venues.
Showaddywaddy were first, Searchers fourth.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on December 12, 2016, 12:59:59 PM
Anyone ever see this line up?



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 12, 2016, 01:06:33 PM
That's Tom and Roger? Wish I had...but I'd have been a little young  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on December 12, 2016, 01:18:56 PM

Anyone ever see this line up?




Calm down you ladies at the back....

Cheers,

Slippy  8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 12, 2016, 01:56:16 PM


Anyone ever see this line up?




Calm down you ladies at the back....

Cheers,

Slippy  8)
Not their best side maybe...?  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 12, 2016, 02:55:19 PM



Anyone ever see this line up?




Calm down you ladies at the back....

Cheers,

Slippy  8)
Not their best side maybe...?  ;D


I would!  :P


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on December 12, 2016, 03:47:06 PM



Anyone ever see this line up?




Calm down you ladies at the back....

Cheers,

Slippy  8)
Not their best side maybe...?  ;D


It's the dental work, or lack of it . . .


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on December 12, 2016, 11:38:22 PM

Anyone ever see this line up?




 I missed their show in Manchester due to not knowing it was on. The other time i went to see them, expecting that line up, i was amazed to see DM setting up the drums and witnessed the start of the 9 line up :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 13, 2016, 06:46:20 AM
Are there any decent recordings of this lineup?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on December 13, 2016, 07:47:25 AM
Never heard (of) any, David, but I don't tend to go looking for (ahem)  unofficial recordings.

However, I guess "Bridge work over the river Ash" and "The Gappy Man" might have featured in the set.  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Phil Perry on January 02, 2017, 09:41:59 AM
I just want to wish FC and all fans a Very Happy Golden Anniversary Year.  :) Already looking forward to Cropredy (shall miss the Union Chapel gig due to being in Italy, but as I always end up paying for 4 tickets for FC to keep the whole family satisfied that is probably just as well ! ).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ian Ross on January 02, 2017, 10:38:48 AM

This just in........Fairport Convention and St Agnes Fountain to Headline GBFF Butlins 2017. Dear Santa !!! :D
Over 18 years of age only! That's our family out then! Boo!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on January 02, 2017, 06:51:44 PM
Picture of Richard Thompson in the promo brochure received today from Butlins don't know if he's playing GBFF 2017 or it's a mistake given his FC background who have already been confirmed?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on January 04, 2017, 07:53:26 PM
New interview with Simon. Apologies if this has been posted already somewhere-

https://www.skiddle.com/news/all/Fairport-Convention-interview-Who-Knows-Where-The-Time-Goes/30582/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on January 04, 2017, 08:01:42 PM

New interview with Simon. Apologies if this has been posted already somewhere-

https://www.skiddle.com/news/all/Fairport-Convention-interview-Who-Knows-Where-The-Time-Goes/30582/


New interview with old questions and answers.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on January 04, 2017, 08:09:36 PM


New interview with Simon. Apologies if this has been posted already somewhere-

https://www.skiddle.com/news/all/Fairport-Convention-interview-Who-Knows-Where-The-Time-Goes/30582/


New interview with old questions and answers.

DW


Some of it-yes, some of it no. I've never heard the Dave Davies story before, never heard him speak about the state of English folk before, among other little tidbits.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tom52 on January 05, 2017, 11:40:26 AM
I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 05, 2017, 12:37:57 PM

I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 05, 2017, 02:10:41 PM

I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


The market for folk rock covers of White Rabbit is already filled by June Tabor & Oysterband.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 05, 2017, 02:11:36 PM


I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o
They could get June Tabor to do it just to rile Jim up!  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 05, 2017, 02:15:54 PM



I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o
They could get June Tabor to do it just to rile Jim up!  ;D


I'm not a huge JT fan myself but she gives great Rabbit!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 05, 2017, 02:32:10 PM

I'm not a huge JT fan myself but she gives great Rabbit!


*coughs tea over keyboard*  :o ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on January 05, 2017, 02:40:33 PM


I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o

  ;D
If I remember rightly Simon' piece de resistance was lead vocal on 'Plastic Fantastic Lover'


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 05, 2017, 03:12:43 PM



I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o

  ;D
If I remember rightly Simon' piece de resistance was lead vocal on 'Plastic Fantastic Lover'


I'd love to see that attempted nowadays, especially with SN's newly found face pulling style of singing!  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on January 05, 2017, 03:21:40 PM




I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o

  ;D
If I remember rightly Simon' piece de resistance was lead vocal on 'Plastic Fantastic Lover'


I'd love to see that attempted nowadays, especially with SN's newly found face pulling style of singing!  ;D

I think that's where he perfected it....  :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on January 05, 2017, 05:04:35 PM
The face pulling thing has also affected Peggy.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 05, 2017, 07:20:14 PM





I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o

  ;D
If I remember rightly Simon' piece de resistance was lead vocal on 'Plastic Fantastic Lover'


I'd love to see that attempted nowadays, especially with SN's newly found face pulling style of singing!  ;D

I think that's where he perfected it....  :D


Jude, in all seriousness it's not the easiest song to attempt is it? Especially if copying the version on 'Bless Its Pointed Little Head'. How did SN's version compare to Marty Balin's?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on January 05, 2017, 07:24:32 PM






I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


Not with SN singing lead vocals......please!!  :o

  ;D
If I remember rightly Simon' piece de resistance was lead vocal on 'Plastic Fantastic Lover'


I'd love to see that attempted nowadays, especially with SN's newly found face pulling style of singing!  ;D

I think that's where he perfected it....  :D


Jude, in all seriousness it's not the easiest song to attempt is it? Especially if copying the version on 'Bless Its Pointed Little Head'. How did SN's version compare to Marty Balin's?

To be perfectly honest I have no idea how it would compare.. probably the words were the same. It would have been loud.. It was probably drowned out by the rest of the band. It was 1967.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 05, 2017, 11:06:55 PM


I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


The market for folk rock covers of White Rabbit is already filled by June Tabor & Oysterband.


Gillian Welch also does an excellent version of it.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 06, 2017, 12:36:09 AM
Jude if you can remember the 60's ........l


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 06, 2017, 07:00:11 AM



I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


The market for folk rock covers of White Rabbit is already filled by June Tabor & Oysterband.


Gillian Welch also does an excellent version of it.


She does indeed.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 06, 2017, 05:33:34 PM




I would love to see them do a version of "White Rabbit" at cropredy....


The market for folk rock covers of White Rabbit is already filled by June Tabor & Oysterband.


Gillian Welch also does an excellent version of it.


She does indeed.


Forgot to add a link…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEIkdvpreCM



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 13, 2017, 01:31:20 PM
Will Peggy finally reveal herself? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38599645


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Brendan on January 13, 2017, 02:31:35 PM

Will Peggy finally reveal herself? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38599645
...and will she ever get to be a real yellow-coat ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on January 13, 2017, 04:07:30 PM
Speaking of Peggy... just realised, when looking at the liner notes for his 60th birthday bash album, that he'll hit 70 this year!  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on January 13, 2017, 04:13:20 PM
And Gerry is older still, I believe


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 13, 2017, 04:26:06 PM

And Gerry is older still, I believe


By a month or two.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on January 13, 2017, 09:56:41 PM
"Alexa play Fairport Convention"
Rosie -> Kind Fortune -> Meet on the Ledge -> Slip Jigs and Reels

Well that's earned them 0.0001p


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on January 14, 2017, 07:14:20 PM
Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 14, 2017, 08:56:58 PM

Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.
Do you think they'll walk out a la BeeGees?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on January 15, 2017, 09:54:15 AM
The last time they were on Loose Ends was a couple of years ago.  It was a frosty night and we were driving home from a friend's house in Rugby.  They played Myths and Heroes just as we arrived at the turning to Cropredy so we turned off, stopped in the village to listen to that and the interview, and then had a beautiful moonlit walk round the village till we got too cold and drove into Banbury to find somewhere for dinner.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 15, 2017, 12:18:23 PM

Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.


This week's Loose Ends was a good one : Rick Wakeman playing 'Life on Mars' and Eliza Carthy playing something else.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on January 15, 2017, 07:31:07 PM


Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.


This week's Loose Ends was a good one : Rick Wakeman playing 'Life on Mars' and Eliza Carthy playing something else.  :)

The Eddie Cochran/Sid Vicious hit?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on January 31, 2017, 09:02:16 PM
Grumble  >:(

Over on the Facebook Fairporters group, they seem to have taken over the mantle from us and the mailing list, of being miserable old gits. So I posted this:

This group is called Fairporters, so you have to assume people joined because they're fans. Maybe it's time to get behind your team.
Some respect is due for 50 years of service. Maybe everything isn't exactly to your taste, but this year how about being a supporter.


I'd like this to apply here. Just asking nicely.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on February 01, 2017, 03:01:35 PM
News Thump strikes again !

www.newsthump.com/2017/02/01/donald-trump-convinced-geneva-convention-was-seventies-progressive-rock-band/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on February 01, 2017, 08:12:48 PM



Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.


This week's Loose Ends was a good one : Rick Wakeman playing 'Life on Mars' and Eliza Carthy playing something else.  :)

The Eddie Cochran/Sid Vicious hit?


A violin?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on February 01, 2017, 08:27:57 PM
"
This group is called Fairporters, so you have to assume people joined because they're fans"

Maybe some of the are just Fair-weather sup-porters?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on February 02, 2017, 12:58:56 PM



Clive Anderson has just announced that FC will be on Loose Ends next Saturday.


This week's Loose Ends was a good one : Rick Wakeman playing 'Life on Mars' and Eliza Carthy playing something else.  :)

The Eddie Cochran/Sid Vicious hit?


 ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: AdrianW on February 02, 2017, 01:27:31 PM
The best ever chance to see the face of Peggy is now at hand.
Will this bring a cluster of astronomers to Cropredy?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 05, 2017, 04:47:03 PM
This may be the wrong thread .
If so, Mods , please move.
A lot of you will know that my best male mate Gareth , life long Fairport afficiando with almost 30 Cropredies under his belt , died in 2011. Aged 59. We sprinkled his ashes on the field during MOTL 2012.
On his death his wife , Ce,had given me his GROUP DISBANDS SENSATION poster that. he acquired from outside the Brase in 1979.
She came round for lunch today and has been clearing out her loft.
She found and gave me the Ashley Hutchings box set, Burning Bright , 4 Cd's and one of Nigel Schofield's excellent accompanying ' booklets'.(!).
She thought he would want me to have it.
So some serious reading and listening and a great memory of my mate and a lot of Cropredies together.

I was lucky enough to be directing a Youth Theatre in Kent in the late 70's to 87.
So Saturday morning taking kids to workshops in the National Theatre and then seeing performances in the evening.
Productions of Lark Rise and the Mysteries.
It was when I started to realise how good Ashley was, with a cracking house band, The Albion Band, including John Tams. (Which morphed into Home Service when Ashley left in 1980?? I must read Nigel's book (let)!!!!!
Magical times , which I could drone on about for ages ,so this new acquisition is very special.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 05, 2017, 05:10:03 PM
Great stuff, Dave.  Any chance of a pic of the poster?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 05, 2017, 05:33:42 PM

Great stuff, Dave.  Any chance of a pic of the poster?

Blimey Dave. I'll try. Sheena is better at these things than me!
When Ce gave it to me , I took it Sheena's framers .....for framing!
They rang to say did I know there were 2 small holes in it!!
I had to explain they were there as it had hung on a tree outside the Brase.
It now hangs next to a FC poster for a uni gig, I don't have the yr but it was 75p on the door(!), which just has a great pic of Swarb.
My daughter got me the poster for a b day pressie a few yrs ago cos the gig happened to be on March 9th.
My b day.
So I go into our downstairs Loo and I am greeted by memories of my mate Gareth,and Swarbie
Before you ask the gig is at TPSU! Trent Poly????????


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 05, 2017, 05:59:43 PM


Great stuff, Dave.  Any chance of a pic of the poster?

Blimey Dave. I'll try. Sheena is better at these things than me!
When Ce gave it to me , I took it Sheena's framers .....for framing!
They rang to say did I know there were 2 small holes in it!!
I had to explain they were there as it had hung on a tree outside the Brase.
It now hangs next to a FC poster for a uni gig, I don't have the yr but it was 75p on the door(!), which just has a great pic of Swarb.
My daughter got me the poster for a b day pressie a few yrs ago cos the gig happened to be on March 9th.
My b day.
So I go into our downstairs Loo and I am greeted by memories of my mate Gareth,and Swarbie
Before you ask the gig is at TPSU! Trent Poly????????



Lovely story.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on February 05, 2017, 06:01:04 PM
I have an original of the Group Disbands poster. I't's also proudly displayed on my Cropredy T-shirts.  I'll try and search out the digital version later, or if no joy I'll photograph it and upload that.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 05, 2017, 06:13:34 PM

I have an original of the Group Disbands poster. I't's also proudly displayed on my Cropredy T-shirts.  I'll try and search out the digital version later, or if no joy I'll photograph it and upload that.

A t shirt!!!?? Now there`s an idea!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on February 05, 2017, 11:02:38 PM
Bob Harris has mentioned that he's putting a radio show together called 'Fairport @ 50" to be aired on Radio 2 immediately after this year's Folk Awards show on April 5. He interviews RT at length on Friday for it


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on March 02, 2017, 10:11:38 AM
I see Uncut magazine are looking for people to get in touch with them with their questions for Fairport. The closing date is 8th March.

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/ask-fairport-convention-99418



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on March 02, 2017, 01:00:50 PM

Bob Harris has mentioned that he's putting a radio show together called 'Fairport @ 50" to be aired on Radio 2 immediately after this year's Folk Awards show on April 5. He interviews RT at length on Friday for it


and I had a long chat with Bob about this very thing too, on a rainy day a couple of weeks ago..  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 06, 2017, 04:27:31 PM
This just in from The Guardian's webchat with Alison Krauss;


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on March 06, 2017, 04:59:34 PM

This just in from The Guardian's webchat with Alison Krauss;


Leaf! Aaaaaaaargh. I give up  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 06, 2017, 05:03:18 PM


This just in from The Guardian's webchat with Alison Krauss;


Leaf! Aaaaaaaargh. I give up  ;D


She also concludes...And I hope I didn't sound like a schmuck! If there's anything stupid in there, it's because of the guy who was typing...  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on March 06, 2017, 06:19:28 PM
Alison Krauss was on Woman's Hour just today. Not a bad voice.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on March 06, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
A very fine voice, although I'm not overly keen on her material.
I'm going to use our word of the week again, it's all a little bit 'twee'.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on March 06, 2017, 07:44:33 PM

A very fine voice, although I'm not overly keen on her material.
I'm going to use our word of the week again, it's all a little bit 'twee'.


Twee !
On a board for FC !
Surely not.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on March 06, 2017, 09:00:25 PM

A very fine voice, although I'm not overly keen on her material.
I'm going to use our word of the week again, it's all a little bit 'twee'.


No it's not, the melody's may be bland but the lyrically some of their lyrics are quite sharp - listen to her duet with Brad Paisley on Whiskey Lullaby ... quite sublime.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PeterJ on March 06, 2017, 09:56:23 PM
What I liked about her was her coolness about collaborating with R Plant. I think she said at the time of Raising Sand that they hit it off because Percy had discovered Ralph Stanley, and she was a big fan. Not because Planty was God, or anything like that.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on March 07, 2017, 07:54:53 AM


A very fine voice, although I'm not overly keen on her material.
I'm going to use our word of the week again, it's all a little bit 'twee'.


No it's not, the melody's may be bland but the lyrically some of their lyrics are quite sharp - listen to her duet with Brad Paisley on Whiskey Lullaby ... quite sublime.


Yes it is. IMO  

I'm taking about her voice not her lyrics.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 09, 2017, 05:12:11 PM
There's a Facebook feed called "Fairport Convention Band", and today's entry has a link to a Spotify playlist, fair enough.

The photo that comes with it is curious, though. Can anyone shed any light on the identity of the people who aren't RT or Sandy ?

Someone I've asked thinks the guy 1st on the left is Barry Dransfield, I'm guessing Roger Hill and Tom Farnell, possibly Pat Donaldson and Timi Donald, what does everyone think ?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on March 09, 2017, 05:35:45 PM
Can't shed any light on the identity, except to say that I can't see why Roger Hill and Tom Farnell would be in a picture with RT and Sandy.  Different eras of FC.

More likely to be from a Sandy concert, I'd think...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 09, 2017, 05:46:46 PM
That's why I'm thinking it's Pat Donaldson and Timi Donald, who played in Sandy's band with RT around that time. The Facebook feed captions this picture as being FC, and that's clearly not the case...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 09, 2017, 06:01:38 PM
I'm not sure I've ever seen a photo of Timi Donald, but the guy on the left does look like Barry Dransfield. I seem to remember most shots of Pat Donaldson from this era he usually had a mustache so that means more than likely Barry Dransfield. If it is, I'll add another name into the mix- could the guy on the right possibly be Robin Dransfield? Also not sure I ever saw a photo of him.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 09, 2017, 06:05:59 PM
Actually, scratch my last post. I just looked up Pat Donaldson 'Images' on Google and an outtake of that same photo is on another site, where it indeed lists them as Pat Donaldson and Timi Donald.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 09, 2017, 06:12:31 PM

Actually, scratch my last post. I just looked up Pat Donaldson 'Images' on Google and an outtake of that same photo is on another site, where it indeed lists them as Pat Donaldson and Timi Donald.

Thanks, Robert, the more I look at it, the more it becomes clear  :)
Thanks, too, Will - definitely looks like it was taken at a Sandy concert.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on March 09, 2017, 06:39:01 PM
That's almost certainly Barry Dransfield on the left but not Robin.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on March 09, 2017, 06:49:05 PM
Great photo. A new one on me...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on March 09, 2017, 11:21:36 PM

Actually, scratch my last post. I just looked up Pat Donaldson 'Images' on Google and an outtake of that same photo is on another site, where it indeed lists them as Pat Donaldson and Timi Donald.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on March 10, 2017, 09:25:35 AM
Timi Donald, between Sandy and Richard.
I think its Pat Donaldson on Sandy's right, but the lack of tache makes me wonder
What does it it make you blokes do? ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on March 10, 2017, 02:58:41 PM

That's almost certainly Barry Dransfield on the left but not Robin.


Rather striking.

https://www.discogs.com/Barry-Dransfield-Barry-Dransfield/master/373152


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on March 13, 2017, 02:27:40 PM
Another photo from this session is in the gallery on the Sandy Denny Sandy website captioned, "performing 'Rigs of the Times' on the 'Sandy' tour 1972" (credited to Ray Stevenson).

http://www.sandydennyofficial.com/ray-stevenson-1972/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 13, 2017, 07:05:15 PM
Breaking news. No tracklisting yet and probably not essential to anyone here but nevertheless...

Released April 7th. Bargain price too (though I would not be ordering from Spin, if at all).

https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/pyramid-180-gram-vinyl-lp-52609


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sirspens (John) on March 14, 2017, 07:29:31 AM
Probably a great buy for the casual listener at that bargain price  but is there such an animal where FC are concerned? Real followers probably already have all this stuff - though to be fair I too can find no track listing, but "The Essential...." these days seems to be just the same as "Best of..." and I can't see too many street cred kids casually buying folk-rock or streaming / downloading it for their mates! Another cynical marketing ploy attempted cash-in on old stuff? I bet there's not much on there off "Bonny Bunch" or "Tippler's Tales" !;

These compilations are always selective- particularly when looking back over 50 years of recordings (subject of course to licensing arrangements) and the compiler may like stuff the listener doesn't rate at all.

It seems another in the long, confusing line of third party re-releases where the same stuff goes round and round again eg Rhythm of the Times, or repackaged and retitled Red and Gold etc etc.This one gets even MORE confusing in that it is subtitled "WKWTTG", so prompting search results re the same-titled Sandy compilation and the 1998 Woodworm picture disc vinyl (of which I have a copy) and CD (likewise owned to limit damage to my vinyl). It's actually thrown Amazon to such an extent that "reviews" for this as yet unreleased compilation exist- they are in fact for the aforementioned '98 Woodworm WKWTTG !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 14, 2017, 07:55:02 AM
It's also got that misleading but fun photo of Martin Lamble holding a guitar, and Simon wielding a fiddle. There are far better and more representative photos of early FC out there, even the most cursory Google Image search will bring them up...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 08:31:48 AM


It seems another in the long, confusing line of third party re-releases


Not exactly sure what you mean by this but it is being released by Island and contains 52 tracks. My guess is that it will be a trawl from the entirety of the catalogue now owned by Universal so that would be from the 1st album to Tipplers Tales.

Peggy has been talking about an Island multi disc compilation appearing this year with unreleased material including stuff from the Manor Sessions. I presume this isn't it.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 10:30:49 AM

Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 10:45:27 AM

It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 11:11:20 AM


It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.

Interesting........
Even the cd copy of Five Seasons I have is on HTD records under licence from Woodworm in 95, with the 'Bonus Track!' Of Caught a Whisper, live at Cropredy, on it!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 11:20:26 AM



It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.

Interesting........
Even the cd copy of Five Seasons I have is on HTD records under licence from Woodworm in 95, with the 'Bonus Track!' Of Caught a Whisper, live at Cropredy, on it!


My copy of that is the original release on New Routes which was a short lived folk offshoot of Rough Trade. It doesn't have Caught A Whisper of course. Must check whether that appears on one of the official Cropredy releases.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on March 14, 2017, 11:38:42 AM




It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.

Interesting........
Even the cd copy of Five Seasons I have is on HTD records under licence from Woodworm in 95, with the 'Bonus Track!' Of Caught a Whisper, live at Cropredy, on it!


My copy of that is the original release on New Routes which was a short lived folk offshoot of Rough Trade. It doesn't have Caught A Whisper of course. Must check whether that appears on one of the official Cropredy releases.

According to Wiki, the extra track on the reissue is actually Rhythm Of The Time.


I think I still have the LP, but got a downloaded version, which includes both Caught a Whisper and Rhythm of the Time when I wanted to be able to listen on the iPod.  I think that Rhythm... was an extra track on the original CD, though.  I remember feeling a little aggrieved at the time that I couldn't get it when I bought the LP (I didn't have a CD player back then).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 14, 2017, 11:39:55 AM

SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?


I'm a sucker for those. I think I finally settled on Shines Like Gold as my go-to compendium. Or at least one of the compilations called 'Shines Like Gold'.  :)
There's a poll right waiting to happen there - 'Best Woodworm Compilation', including bonus tracks, live versions, strange omissions and overall value calculated on cost per song.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on March 14, 2017, 11:47:58 AM
Still to come, I reckon!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 11:49:29 AM


I think that Rhythm... was an extra track on the original CD, though.  I remember feeling a little aggrieved at the time that I couldn't get it when I bought the LP (I didn't have a CD player back then).


No, definitely not. I bought it on release. It ends with The Wounded Whale. But, Rough Trade/New Routes went bust almost as soon as the album was released and it was reissued by Woodworm almost immediately so maybe the Woodworm pressing had the extra track.

I notice that there are a handful of live tracks from 1994-2002 scattered about the Talking Elephant reissues of the Woodworm label albums. These do seem to be exclusive and do not appear elsewhere in the official catalogue so they are indeed missing from my collection. I am not crying too many tears over it, given most of the song choices.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 12:43:53 PM


SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?


I'm a sucker for those. I think I finally settled on Shines Like Gold as my go-to compendium. Or at least one of the compilations called 'Shines Like Gold'.  :)


Our camper van ,Shirley, is 24 yrs old and does not possess new modern , fangled stuff so Cd 's it is. In one of those old soft Cd cases!!!! Where you choose which albums will go with you in which trip!!!
So History Of cd or the 'new' (ish) release of the first 5 albums in their own ickle travel case which I picked up for under a tenner have to be there.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 14, 2017, 12:46:06 PM
I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 12:50:33 PM

I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Who put that out Dan , please?
It is really difficult to track these 'compilation ' albums down.....they are obviously not on Fairport website , I tend to come across them at cd boot fairs.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 14, 2017, 12:53:02 PM


I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Who put that out Dan , please?
It is really difficult to track these 'compilation ' albums down.....they are obviously not on Fairport website , I tend to come across them at cd boot fairs.

It's on Mooncrest, the same company that issued my copy of The Cropredy Box


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 12:55:15 PM


I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Who put that out Dan , please?
It is really difficult to track these 'compilation ' albums down.....they are obviously not on Fairport website , I tend to come across them at cd boot fairs.


Discogs is an excellent website for getting the lowdown on these things.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 12:56:56 PM

I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



You can tell I'm stuck in the house and bored!!!!!!, just trawled e bay and found Wishfulness Waltz album at many varied prices and Acccess all Areas for £2.87p


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 01:09:29 PM



I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Who put that out Dan , please?
It is really difficult to track these 'compilation ' albums down.....they are obviously not on Fairport website , I tend to come across them at cd boot fairs.


Discogs is an excellent website for getting the lowdown on these things.

Thanks Al. Off there now!
ADDENDUM!
Blimey Al, I have just learnt something. Thanks again. This is going to cost me money!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 01:29:31 PM



I have Wishfulness Waltz, which is the whole Who Knows Where The Time Goes album, with 4 bonus tracks all taken from the 1997 Cropredy Box (Poor Will, Rosie, Jack O' Diamonds and Come All Ye). Very glad to have it as the Woodworm WKWTTG was already out of print when I bought it.



Who put that out Dan , please?
It is really difficult to track these 'compilation ' albums down.....they are obviously not on Fairport website , I tend to come across them at cd boot fairs.

It's on Mooncrest, the same company that issued my copy of The Cropredy Box

Thanks Dan.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on March 14, 2017, 01:50:28 PM


It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.


I have that same list, but for the American releases of some of the 90's and 00's releases, add in Green Linnet and Compass Records for official studio albums. If we are talking official live releases I'd have to add in some others, and not to forget the Free Reed box sets.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on March 14, 2017, 01:56:45 PM
Nowt to do with re-issues, but as I drove through Bloxham on Sunday (after cutting across from Adderbury), there was a ploughing competition in the nearby fields.  There must surely be some inspiration for a Chris/Ric song/tune there...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 02:01:25 PM



It would seem that the live tracks on the new album are from pre Cropredy warm up gigs or even rehearsals.
Presumably the band have licensed most of their other live albums to other labels?
Peggy has alway said that they licensed a lot of music to other labels.
I have a double CD, 'Kind Fortune' , published in 2000 by Snapper Music under licence from Trojan.
I bought  it at Cropredy Boot Fair, early 2000's.
The first CD  is Live Cropredy 1997 ( the reason I bought it , great memories of that yrs Cropredy)
And the Second CD is a mix of the albums , Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Jewel in the Crown.
SO .........what strange reissues, compilations do people have in their collections?



None. I have been very faithful to the official catalogue so everything I have is on one of the following labels:

Polydor
Island
Vertigo
Hannibal
Woodworm
Rough Trade
New Routes
Matty Grooves

I am pretty sure that everything that has been re-licensed to all of these other labels has appeared on one of the above in one form or another.


I have that same list, but for the American releases of some of the 90's and 00's releases, add in Green Linnet and Compass Records for official studio albums. If we are talking official live releases I'd have to add in some others, and not to forget the Free Reed box sets.


Yes I forgot about the Free Reed boxes. I think all the officially sanctioned live releases in the UK have been on the above labels, though many of them have been re-licensed elsewhere since, particularly Cropredy performances and the Birmingham Town Hall show from 2002 (which was originally the soundtrack to a DVD).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 14, 2017, 02:57:43 PM

Nowt to do with re-issues, but as I drove through Bloxham on Sunday (after cutting across from Adderbury), there was a ploughing competition in the nearby fields.  There must surely be some inspiration for a Chris song there...


Oh crikey - don't set him off...  ;D [;-)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on March 14, 2017, 04:05:28 PM


Nowt to do with re-issues, but as I drove through Bloxham on Sunday (after cutting across from Adderbury), there was a ploughing competition in the nearby fields.  There must surely be some inspiration for a Chris song there...


Oh crikey - don't set him off...  ;D [;-)


Our Plough Rolls On

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2017, 04:08:50 PM



Nowt to do with re-issues, but as I drove through Bloxham on Sunday (after cutting across from Adderbury), there was a ploughing competition in the nearby fields.  There must surely be some inspiration for a Chris song there...


Oh crikey - don't set him off...  ;D [;-)


Our Plough Rolls On

DW


Digging In The Dirt - oh no, wait a minute, that one's taken.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 14, 2017, 04:10:04 PM
Ploughers of the Forest


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 14, 2017, 04:32:12 PM
Sod of Morris On.
Full Horse.
.......anything with Robert Plant
Fields of Hay and Rye.
If I rolled the world.......
Sorry........


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 03, 2017, 02:10:56 PM
Not sure if we knew this or not?  Well, I didn't...

Thomo - Gawsworth Hall, nr Macclesfield.  Wed 9th of August.  Ticket price includes house entry from 2pm I think...which is probably good as it's £32 I think.  I'm almost tempted.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 03, 2017, 02:13:30 PM
£30 plus £1.50 b/f.....open 2pm (for Monte Carlo rolling start to reserve your seating.....then grounds open/picnics recommended. 7.30- 9.30 RT solo.

House, I think, open for a further £1.50


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 03, 2017, 03:38:47 PM

Breaking news. No tracklisting yet and probably not essential to anyone here but nevertheless...

Released April 7th. Bargain price too (though I would not be ordering from Spin, if at all).

https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/pyramid-180-gram-vinyl-lp-52609


Tracklisting now available. Interesting!

Three tracks from Gottle O Geer and possibly the wrong selection from Babbacombe Lee imho but otherwise pretty decent. More to the point, now £5 from Amazon for a triple CD! It will go in the car.  ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on April 03, 2017, 03:59:33 PM
Also spotted in Sainsbury's at the weekend for a fiver


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on April 03, 2017, 04:31:35 PM


Breaking news. No tracklisting yet and probably not essential to anyone here but nevertheless...

Released April 7th. Bargain price too (though I would not be ordering from Spin, if at all).

https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/pyramid-180-gram-vinyl-lp-52609


Tracklisting now available. Interesting!

Three tracks from Gottle O Geer and possibly the wrong selection from Babbacombe Lee imho but otherwise pretty decent. More to the point, now £5 from Amazon for a triple CD! It will go in the car.  ::)

Angles Brown ? Where's this track from ?
Have just listened to the clip on Amazon, sounds similar to Limey's Lament or Frog Up The Pump - a Gottle O' Geer outtake, perhaps ?

PS - have just checked, there's a thread about it here with a response from Swarb :
www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=27038.0


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on April 03, 2017, 05:39:51 PM
Excuse the double post, but the above compilation is available on evil Spotify, am having a listen now.
Have a new-found appreciation for It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft - this song has never sounded so good imho !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on April 03, 2017, 07:19:34 PM

£30 plus £1.50 b/f.....open 2pm (for Monte Carlo rolling start to reserve your seating.....then grounds open/picnics recommended. 7.30- 9.30 RT solo.

House, I think, open for a further £1.50


Been round the house. Dont bother.
I shall be elsewhere that night.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 10, 2017, 10:17:02 AM
This just in; http://theafterword.co.uk/the-afterword-58-the-meet-on-the-ledge-cast/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tasha on April 10, 2017, 10:28:52 AM

This just in; http://theafterword.co.uk/the-afterword-58-the-meet-on-the-ledge-cast/


thanks for pointing this out Skirky! Nice one!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 10, 2017, 08:51:10 PM


This just in; http://theafterword.co.uk/the-afterword-58-the-meet-on-the-ledge-cast/


thanks for pointing this out Skirky! Nice one!


Definitely worth a listen - many, many questions raised on these very pages answered from the horse's mouth. "Why Petula? About the electric..? Why so twee? Who chooses the bands? What's in Richard's set? Are you splitting up?"
Good to hear an interview not rooted in sixties nostalgia.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on April 10, 2017, 10:46:04 PM



This just in; http://theafterword.co.uk/the-afterword-58-the-meet-on-the-ledge-cast/


thanks for pointing this out Skirky! Nice one!


Definitely worth a listen - many, many questions raised on these very pages answered from the horse's mouth. "Why Petula? About the electric..? Why so twee? Who chooses the bands? What's in Richard's set? Are you splitting up?"
Good to hear an interview not rooted in sixties nostalgia.


Enjoyed listening to this, no great revelations but some hints (John Kirkpatrick for RT's set?) but some understanding of how it is to be a member of a band that has spanned 50 years.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sirspens (John) on April 12, 2017, 11:00:56 AM
I listened on iPlayer. Good interview IMO. I had the temerity to be one of the vociferous nay-sayers re the present FC, especially when I reported on my experience on this WinTour. Simon went some way to answering such as I, regarding more electric etc. Good on him, stick to your guns if you believe in what you're doing, I can't criticise the guy for that- he thinks they make a "nice sound" and has no intention of changing-- so at least I know it's curtains for me and FC for good henceforth...   What interested me and tickled me was the request, however, for a bit more "classic" stuff eg "Close to the Wind"

On another matter from previously in this thread - the Island retrospective "Essential/ WKWTTG". I commented on this announcement in post 727 before realising it was to be an Island release-- I thought at that time it was just going to be another repackaging job by third party companies. Well, learning it was only £5 for a 3CD set from amazon, I sent off for it. To be honest, there's nothing new here really for the committed FC collector- but it represents IMO a terrific package at that price. The only criticism is that I'd have happily paid a little more for an included info booklet as to the origin of the tracks selected- a minor niggle, i just refer back to all the other records. There are some nice versions, tracks from records up to and including GoG, plus a few others. I feel it's a better testament to MY Fairport than the 50:50 testament to the last 20 years.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 12, 2017, 02:41:25 PM


On another matter from previously in this thread - the Island retrospective "Essential/ WKWTTG". I commented on this announcement in post 727 before realising it was to be an Island release-- I thought at that time it was just going to be another repackaging job by third party companies. Well, learning it was only £5 for a 3CD set from amazon, I sent off for it. To be honest, there's nothing new here really for the committed FC collector- but it represents IMO a terrific package at that price. The only criticism is that I'd have happily paid a little more for an included info booklet as to the origin of the tracks selected- a minor niggle, i just refer back to all the other records. There are some nice versions, tracks from records up to and including GoG, plus a few others. I feel it's a better testament to MY Fairport than the 50:50 testament to the last 20 years.....



I agree about the booklet. It is a decent set. A few strange inclusions. A few more strange omissions but it is all down to personal preference. Nice to have a clean version of Cropredy Capers without the crossfade. It means I can extract it into my personal Fairport playlist without contamination by other songs. I can't believe that anybody really thinks that Trumpet Hornpipe, Sailors' Alphabet, That'll Be The Day or Angles Brown are more essential than other available options though.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: William on April 13, 2017, 08:35:45 PM
I've got FC mentioned in The New European. OK its only on the letters page. Must be a first though. Do I get extra points for that - tongue in cheek.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on April 14, 2017, 08:42:23 PM
Finally listened to the Afterword, nothing surprising or controversial, but thoroughly enjoyed and got me looking forward to August with renewed enthusiasm. Chris While and Chris Collister, now added to a truly mouthwatering feast!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 17, 2017, 11:43:59 AM
2/5ths of Daphnes Flight, no less.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on April 19, 2017, 08:19:48 AM
And that's another gig I'm really looking forward to.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 19, 2017, 08:48:48 AM

And that's another gig I'm really looking forward to.


Me too. I was very tempted to do the Isle of Man show but settled for Canterbury in the end.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 19, 2017, 09:00:12 AM
Isle of Man for me...and a couple of others for good measure!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on April 19, 2017, 12:53:10 PM

I've got FC mentioned in The New European. OK its only on the letters page. Must be a first though. Do I get extra points for that - tongue in cheek.

What did you find to say about Fairport in a letter to that particular publication?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: William on April 19, 2017, 10:35:39 PM
It was more of a name check than a proper mention really. The previous week they had listed 48 songs with foreign European lyrics and omitted the one that I considered most obvious. The rest of the letter was more political and not relevant to this forum.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on April 20, 2017, 02:22:23 PM
An audience with FC in the brand spanking new Uncut.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 21, 2017, 08:53:51 AM
Remembering Sandy. Thirty nine years ago today.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 21, 2017, 11:37:47 AM

Remembering Sandy. Thirty nine years ago today.


We're off to place some flowers there later today.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on April 21, 2017, 03:27:01 PM
Can hardly believe it's so long.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on April 22, 2017, 07:06:34 AM

Isle of Man for me...and a couple of others for good measure!


We're on IoM right now, can report that beer is bloody expensive - £4-5 for a pint.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on April 22, 2017, 10:54:53 AM


Isle of Man for me...and a couple of others for good measure!


We're on IoM right now, can report that beer is bloody expensive - £4-5 for a pint.


Say hello to the island for me. I lived there on several occasions in my life, as a result of my Dad's family being Manx. The beer may be expensive, and it's hard to find anywhere decent to eat out, but there are some lovely places. It's not to everyone's taste, but I adore Peel.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on April 22, 2017, 06:40:06 PM
Last time I was here, Elvis was still on the planet... in fact, news of his death broke while I was here. Not managed to get over to Peel, but spent today on various trains and trams to Snaefell summit, Laxey and Ramsey.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 28, 2017, 01:19:44 PM
Chris Taylor, a guy on the Fairporters FB page has just uploaded a 3 min Super 8 film taken at Cropredy in '79 (not of the band) which is well worth a look...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on May 01, 2017, 03:04:38 PM
After missing the Wintour due to them not playing anywhere near me, I just found out that Fairport are playing in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, on 9th May (next week!) The online box office is saying 'sold out' and there is a message on the phone saying they are closed on bank holidays. Where have I been? How long have the spring tour dates been available? I wasn't aware of this gig at all.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on May 02, 2017, 09:32:59 AM
The dates were in the programme for the winter tour, and I thought had been posted on this board? Went on sale in January....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on May 03, 2017, 12:59:20 PM

The dates were in the programme for the winter tour, and I thought had been posted on this board? Went on sale in January....


Thinking about the Brum gig next week but does anyone know is this an "acoustic" tour, and is the set list likely to be the same as the Wintour or looking forward towards the 50th anniversary set?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on May 03, 2017, 01:30:23 PM
last time i went to both the wintour and the acoustic tour i didn't notice much difference apart from more sitting down on the acoustic


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on May 08, 2017, 02:58:04 PM
Rockpots have just sent me one of these and it will be available from Burning Shed within the next couple of weeks. There will also be a t-shirt available :-)
https://burningshed.com/store/rockpots






Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 08, 2017, 05:12:43 PM
Aren't they fab!  :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on May 08, 2017, 09:18:42 PM

Aren't they fab!  :D


I didn't find the tee shirts to be so I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 09, 2017, 08:14:53 AM

Rockpots have just sent me one of these and it will be available from Burning Shed within the next couple of weeks. There will also be a t-shirt available :-)
https://burningshed.com/store/rockpots







Ah, these were the golden years.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on May 09, 2017, 09:34:29 AM
Those mugs look great but they aren't half hot in the hands.... :o

Cheers,
Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on May 09, 2017, 03:06:30 PM

Those mugs look great but they aren't half hot in the hands.... :o

Cheers,
Slippy
 8)


ive always thought that cups and mugs should have a disclaimer that they might be hot otherwise one might scald himself just picking one up.
Hows a chap to know?
lawsuits would surely follow.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on May 13, 2017, 11:05:46 AM
I saw this on Twitter - Obviously they didn't have spellcheck in 1987 ;D



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on May 13, 2017, 09:14:34 PM
Actually the poster is correct. It's those two that can't spell  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tasha on May 14, 2017, 11:48:36 AM
Happy bonny black hare day!!

On the fourteenth of May at the dawn of the day
With my gun on my shoulder to the woods I did stray
In search of some game if the weather proved fair
To see could I get a shot at the bonny black hare.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on May 14, 2017, 05:30:42 PM
but 'sad was my downfall on the fourteenth of May.....' ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on May 16, 2017, 11:47:14 AM
Anyone been to the Spring tour? Didn't get to Brum or Leamington and wondered if I missed much?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on May 16, 2017, 11:49:27 AM
Waiting for the Union Chapel next Saturday....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 16, 2017, 11:56:07 AM

Waiting for the Union Chapel next Saturday....
See you there!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Albie on May 17, 2017, 09:27:28 AM

Actually the poster is correct. It's those two that can't spell  ;D


Wasn't it Balham Alligators?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on May 18, 2017, 04:03:51 PM
Fairport "and friends" - including the Malaika Choir - are playing at Gloucester Cathedral on Wed 25th October in aid of the Malaika Foundation (www.malaika.org).

Here's the flyer I picked up while in town shopping earlier:



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on May 18, 2017, 04:25:55 PM
Hmm - bit fast off the mark, methinks.

Nothing on the Cathedral website, as the leaflet suggests - indeed, they still Choral Evensong right at soundcheck time in their calendar.

But its in the diary....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on May 27, 2017, 01:41:36 PM
I hope I'll be forgiven placing this particular post here rather than the thread for my blog in 'Announcements'. This is just my little way of saying Happy 50th Fairport!
https://robpatdoy.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/50-years-of-fairport-convention/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 02, 2017, 09:10:12 AM
I've just got hold of a copy of Porthole: A Fairport Convention Quarterly No 1 Spring 1996 a US based foolscap sized 56pp plus covers mag.  Anybody know anything else about this?  How long it ran etc etc?  It's never entered my consciousness before?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 02, 2017, 09:31:39 AM
Did it metamorphose into Dirty Linen?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 02, 2017, 09:34:59 AM

Did it metamorphose into Dirty Linen?


Don't think so... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Linen

Porthole is from Pittsburgh.... Publisher and Editor one Robert D. Lehrian.  Ian Burgess, Fred Redwood and Martin Woodward are listed as UK Correspondents.

Update: Actually The Ledge, Fiddlestix and Dirty Linen all get a mention in "With Thanks To".


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 02, 2017, 09:52:09 AM
It looks as though he's quite easily findable if you google him - must have been quite young  back then as he's only 53 now. Ask him?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on June 02, 2017, 10:25:59 AM
Dirty Linen magazine came from Fairport Fanatics fanzine in the US, originally put together by TJ McGrath.

Porthole was separate and didn't last long - from memory it may have been just that one issue, or maybe another.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on June 02, 2017, 02:56:43 PM
So far this year we have seen a Winter Tour, Sprng Tour and Birthday Gig but very few comments and reviews here despite gigs being sold out on a regular basis. Is Talkawhile missing a trick somewhere in converting the seemingly hundreds of fans into board members?

May I assure this is NOT a criticism of board management simply asking.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 02, 2017, 03:08:24 PM
How can it be put? Online disxussion boards today aren't the height of fashion; more instant forms of social media seem more popular?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on June 02, 2017, 03:17:19 PM

So far this year we have seen a Winter Tour, Sprng Tour and Birthday Gig but very few comments and reviews here despite gigs being sold out on a regular basis. Is Talkawhile missing a trick somewhere in converting the seemingly hundreds of fans into board members?

May I assure this is NOT a criticism of board management simply asking.

DW


Yes, plenty of TAW members mentioning they've purchased tickets for all of the above tours, but there is always a distinct lack of post gig reviews. Odd.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 02, 2017, 04:06:39 PM
Maybe TAW-ers attention span us shortening. Or we've other/exrra things to do such that there is less time to spend here? I'm in that latter boat....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on June 02, 2017, 04:13:52 PM
Probably more reviews on the Fairporters (and other fan pages) on Facebook  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 02, 2017, 04:51:57 PM
As the Waterboys sang "Old England is dying..."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on June 02, 2017, 06:19:38 PM


So far this year we have seen a Winter Tour, Sprng Tour and Birthday Gig but very few comments and reviews here despite gigs being sold out on a regular basis. Is Talkawhile missing a trick somewhere in converting the seemingly hundreds of fans into board members?

May I assure this is NOT a criticism of board management simply asking.

DW


Yes, plenty of TAW members mentioning they've purchased tickets for all of the above tours, but there is always a distinct lack of post gig reviews. Odd.


TAW contributers, by and large, are very polite and rather than be critical will offer faint praise or say nothing


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on June 02, 2017, 07:34:57 PM



So far this year we have seen a Winter Tour, Sprng Tour and Birthday Gig but very few comments and reviews here despite gigs being sold out on a regular basis. Is Talkawhile missing a trick somewhere in converting the seemingly hundreds of fans into board members?

May I assure this is NOT a criticism of board management simply asking.

DW


Yes, plenty of TAW members mentioning they've purchased tickets for all of the above tours, but there is always a distinct lack of post gig reviews. Odd.


TAW contributers, by and large, are very polite and rather than be critical will offer faint praise or say nothing


You may well be right there James.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on June 02, 2017, 11:32:56 PM


So far this year we have seen a Winter Tour, Sprng Tour and Birthday Gig but very few comments and reviews here despite gigs being sold out on a regular basis. Is Talkawhile missing a trick somewhere in converting the seemingly hundreds of fans into board members?
May I assure this is NOT a criticism of board management simply asking.
DW

Yes, plenty of TAW members mentioning they've purchased tickets for all of the above tours, but there is always a distinct lack of post gig reviews. Odd.

Maybe there just isn't a lot more to say, after over 700,000 posts.

Still we'll mostly be there at the bar.  [;-)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: AdrianW on June 06, 2017, 12:16:07 AM
I enjoyed Fairport's set at the Acoustic Festival of Britain.
Gerry seemed rather exposed without a full drum kit to hide behind.
Fortunately, Peggy wasn't exposed even though wearing baggy shorts and seated (as they all were).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PL (Peter) on June 06, 2017, 10:20:51 AM
Quote
TAW contributers, by and large, are very polite and rather than be critical will offer faint praise or say nothing


Hear, Hear. ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on June 06, 2017, 03:49:54 PM

I enjoyed Fairport's set at the Acoustic Festival of Britain.
Gerry seemed rather exposed without a full drum kit to hide behind.
Fortunately, Peggy wasn't exposed even though wearing baggy shorts and seated (as they all were).


I thought it started a bit limply for the first couple but then really warmed up into an excellent set. Mind you that was when we moved down to the front next to you!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: peascod on June 08, 2017, 10:14:37 PM
Saw the concert at Stockton, The Point at The ARC. Enjoyed it a lot, hadn't see them for 5 years. Most of my favourites were played. Good banter and humour. Mention of the late Vin Garbutt before Farewell Farewell.
Setlist as I recall it, but not in order:


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bernie on June 09, 2017, 02:06:59 AM
Just back from Bury Met. Excellent gig, great musicianship, humour from RIC, loved the
BASQUE  TERRORIST to bass guitarist joke! Whatever they played, for me it did not really matter, it was the fact that they were still together after fifty years, unlike some of my other favourites!  Long may they live and continue to entertain us, most peeps retire in their early sixties, it can't be easy I know !! But then again Musos never retire do they ? It is something in their being ....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ann from Lancs on June 12, 2017, 10:49:28 AM

Maybe TAW-ers attention span us shortening. Or we've other/exrra things to do such that there is less time to spend here? I'm in that latter boat....


I'm useless at reviews unless it's just 'That was a good do!'   I can never remember set lists and am too busy enjoying myself to write down what they did.  

Fairport did a great gig at a tiny venue in Barnoldswick, Lancashire last Monday 5th June.  I was lucky enough to be there, as it's right on my doorstep.  The venue was formerly known as 'The Cellar Bar' and that tells you just about all you need to know!  It's in the cellar of a bar/restaurant with a capacity of 70 people.  You could reach out and touch the lads from your seat!  Having said that, Simon Yorath the sound engineer did a wonderful job, and the sound quality and volume was spot on.  

The set included many of my favourites, including Girl from the Hiring Fair; Who Knows where the Time Goes; Farewell, Farewell; Slip jigs & reels; Now be Thankful; Fotheringay; Mercy Bay; Sir Patrick Spens and of course, Matty Groves and Meet on the Ledge.  The audience were enthusiastic and Fairport certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.  

I enjoyed every minute!

Ann  



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 12, 2017, 10:52:30 AM


Maybe TAW-ers attention span us shortening. Or we've other/exrra things to do such that there is less time to spend here? I'm in that latter boat....


I'm useless at reviews unless it's just 'That was a good do!'   I can never remember set lists and am too busy enjoying myself to write down what they did.  

Fairport did a great gig at a tiny venue in Barnoldswick, Lancashire last Monday 5th June.  I was lucky enough to be there, as it's right on my doorstep.  The venue was formerly known as 'The Cellar Bar' and that tells you just about all you need to know!  It's in the cellar of a bar/restaurant with a capacity of 70 people.  You could reach out and touch the lads from your seat!  Having said that, Simon Yorath the sound engineer did a wonderful job, and the sound quality and volume was spot on.  

The set included many of my favourites, including Girl from the Hiring Fair; Who Knows where the Time Goes; Farewell, Farewell; Slip jigs & reels; Now be Thankful; Fotheringay; Mercy Bay; Sir Patrick Spens and of course, Matty Groves and Meet on the Ledge.  The audience were enthusiastic and Fairport certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.  

I enjoyed every minute!

Ann  




I'm trying to work out the economics of that... How much were tickets, Ann?  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on June 12, 2017, 11:08:25 AM

[

I'm trying to work out the economics of that... How much were tickets, Ann?  


£35
[/quote]

Blimey - that's a bit steep for an acoustic gig isn't it!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 12, 2017, 11:12:22 AM


[

I'm trying to work out the economics of that... How much were tickets, Ann?  


£35


Blimey - that's a bit steep for an acoustic gig isn't it!!
[/quote]

35 x 70 is £2450.  Not a lot of mileage for any profit in there - for anybody, really.  Full credit to the promoter for pulling that out of the bag.  Effectively a house gig!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ann from Lancs on June 12, 2017, 11:16:22 AM



Maybe TAW-ers attention span us shortening. Or we've other/exrra things to do such that there is less time to spend here? I'm in that latter boat....


I'm useless at reviews unless it's just 'That was a good do!'   I can never remember set lists and am too busy enjoying myself to write down what they did.  

Fairport did a great gig at a tiny venue in Barnoldswick, Lancashire last Monday 5th June.  I was lucky enough to be there, as it's right on my doorstep.  The venue was formerly known as 'The Cellar Bar' and that tells you just about all you need to know!  It's in the cellar of a bar/restaurant with a capacity of 70 people.  You could reach out and touch the lads from your seat!  Having said that, Simon Yorath the sound engineer did a wonderful job, and the sound quality and volume was spot on.  

The set included many of my favourites, including Girl from the Hiring Fair; Who Knows where the Time Goes; Farewell, Farewell; Slip jigs & reels; Now be Thankful; Fotheringay; Mercy Bay; Sir Patrick Spens and of course, Matty Groves and Meet on the Ledge.  The audience were enthusiastic and Fairport certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.  

I enjoyed every minute!

Ann  




I'm trying to work out the economics of that... How much were tickets, Ann?  


£35  ... it was billed as 'up very close and personal' - it sure was!  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 12, 2017, 11:18:53 AM
Run by Pete Barton from Rock Artist Management. Maybe a fill-in gig?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ann from Lancs on June 12, 2017, 11:20:09 AM

Run by Pete Barton from Rock Artist Management. Maybe a fill-in gig?


You took the words out of my mouth Chris.  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 12, 2017, 11:40:12 AM
One of the Matthews Southern Comfort gigs is happening there, and I'm booked....looking forward to this.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 12, 2017, 11:42:47 AM

One of the Matthews Southern Comfort gigs is happening there, and I'm booked....looking forward to this.


I wonder if there'll be 70 there for that?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ann from Lancs on June 12, 2017, 11:51:38 AM

One of the Matthews Southern Comfort gigs is happening there, and I'm booked....looking forward to this.


Yep ... see you there!  

He has some great gigs coming up - I'm looking forward to Reg Meuross too.  Reg is doing his gig as one of Pete's 'Concerts for the Kids' - "Musician and promoter Peter Barton aims to raise £1million through Concerts for the Kids after his grandson Ashton was saved by staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

The charity will see top acts playing intimate concerts for free at the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre, which Peter has opened in the town centre, with all proceeds from tickets going towards vital equipment."  

Good for you Reg!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on June 21, 2017, 05:10:28 AM
See my tickets from the 30 October 1999 Fairport Convention gig on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/RealDooovall/status/877149738398822401

Culture Shock: Life in Los Angeles
October 1999
Halloween in Smogtown
[originally published online at CreativeScreenwriting.com]
© 2017 by Daniel S. Duvall


   Wandering down Sunset Boulevard during Halloween weekend, it’s impossible to distinguish the actual homicidal maniacs from the costumed revelers.  The streets of Los Angeles are not so much a melting pot as a diversely-stocked buffet table that has been overturned and sprinkled with mad cow disease.  And that’s on a normal night.  On Halloween, the weirdness is magnified exponentially.  Masks encourage people to cut loose.  
   The evening of October 30, I enjoyed a Fairport Convention concert at the Roxy Theatre.  After, I found the sidewalks of Hollywood clogged with demons and clowns, aliens and reapers.  Outside the Chateau Marmont, vampires danced with astronauts and pirates.  Ghosts carried leering pumpkins.  Mutants shambled.  Hobgoblins gawked.  Tourists recoiled in fear.
   Weaving my way through the costumed masses, I was struck by what a wonderful town Los Angeles is for people-watching.  We writers spend so much time isolated in our caves, filling notebooks and typing.  We immerse ourselves in our make-believe worlds for days on end.  Halloween on Sunset reminded me of how important it is to get out and stay in touch with human nature.  How are we to imbue our characters with realistic souls if most of our sensory input consists of our own words on our computer screens?  
   As I strolled past a gaggle of cheerleaders outside the House of Blues, I reflected on some of the people I’d observed at the Fairport Convention concert.  At one table, a weary father played cards with his wife and two teenaged sons before the music began: I wondered how his family had ended up at this show.  I imagined the conversation between the parents the previous night: “What shall we do for family night this week?” “Let’s take the kids to see some middle-aged British guys who sing about murder and adultery!”
   As the band performed some fast-paced tunes, an Irish dancer in the audience jigged around the floor like a leprechaun who had overdosed on caffeine.  Where had she learned to dance so well?  Why had she pursued Irish dancing instead of, say, watercolor painting as a creative outlet?  Had she practiced these moves to Fairport albums in the privacy of her living room, or was she just swept up in the spirit of rhythms she’d never heard before?
   The dancer zipped past a waitress who would probably have enjoyed the concert a lot more if she were not on the clock.  She served drinks to two yuppies who were on different wavelengths: one wanted to hear the music, while the other wanted to nap.  
   Meanwhile, I wandered to the edge of the stage so I could gawk at Dave Pegg’s fingers as they glided across the neck of his bass.  Dozens of people are walking past this club, I thought, with no idea that one of the world’s best musicians is working magic on a bass guitar inside.  Would they care even if they knew?  Would they stop to listen to his melodic bass lines, or would they totally tune out the bass and focus on the lyrics or the violin?  Would they tune out all of the music and just gawk at the Irish dancer?  Would they just hurry on home to watch sitcom reruns?
   I fleetingly wondered what the protagonist in my current script would think of the concert.  “Stop writing,” I scolded myself.  “You’re here to enjoy the music.”  The Muse scampered back down into my subconscious.  Doesn’t the Muse ever need a vacation?  
   Just in that tiny club for those three hours, there was so much raw humanity on display.  Ecstatic faces, depressed faces, body language for a thousand occasions.  After, as I walked down the Halloween-drenched sidewalk, I reflected on all I’d seen.  Some of those raw observations may eventually serve as fodder for future screenplays.  Some will just end up as fond memories of a great concert.  Others will vanish from my conscious memory altogether, perhaps to re-emerge in a dream a decade from now.    
   But the important lesson of the night will remain in my thoughts: stay in touch with the human condition.  Live.  Breathe.  Then return to the cave for a stretch of writing before absorbing more of the real world.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 27, 2017, 06:53:07 AM

Fairport "and friends" - including the Malaika Choir - are playing at Gloucester Cathedral on Wed 25th October in aid of the Malaika Foundation (www.malaika.org).

Here's the flyer I picked up while in town shopping earlier:




This, plus seven other autumn gigs, now on sale... details on the FC website. ��


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 27, 2017, 10:10:58 AM
Booked for Gloucester - see you there!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 27, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
Indeed!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: domkeating on July 12, 2017, 02:50:42 PM
hi - 1st post on forum ! - have been fairport fan since 1980s (was too young 1st time round !!) - have collection of vinyl, cd etc - have all the Cropredy programmes from 79 onwards up to 2016 & have all the Winter tour programmes with the exception of 2011 - am hoping someone can help with locating an unwanted/spare copy ? - am more than happy to pay  - really enjoy the forum - always interesting to know what other fans see (& hear) the band & it's various line ups


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on July 12, 2017, 03:30:31 PM

hi - 1st post on forum ! - have been fairport fan since 1980s (was too young 1st time round !!) - have collection of vinyl, cd etc - have all the Cropredy programmes from 79 onwards up to 2016 & have all the Winter tour programmes with the exception of 2011 - am hoping someone can help with locating an unwanted/spare copy ? - am more than happy to pay  - really enjoy the forum - always interesting to know what other fans see (& hear) the band & it's various line ups


Welcome Dom  8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on July 17, 2017, 10:27:47 AM
My copy of RnR has just dropped through the letterbox with a 5 page spread on Fairports.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2017, 12:02:04 PM

My copy of RnR has just dropped through the letterbox with a 5 page spread on Fairports.


Anything new or of interest?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on July 17, 2017, 01:32:09 PM
Apart from the news that Dweezil Zappa is joining FC after Cropredy? No.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2017, 02:38:49 PM

Apart from the news that Dweezil Zappa is joining FC after Cropredy? No.




I'd still struggle to get excited, FC would soon knock him into the MOR


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: domkeating on July 17, 2017, 06:46:48 PM
hi - wanted to ask if there is a website showing past fairport concert dates - have obtained several fairport programmes from the 70's onwards (including japanese 1974) & am struggling to find venues & dates - any help would be much appreciated - thank u


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on July 17, 2017, 08:28:21 PM

hi - wanted to ask if there is a website showing past fairport concert dates - have obtained several fairport programmes from the 70's onwards (including japanese 1974) & am struggling to find venues & dates - any help would be much appreciated - thank u


This seems to go as far as 2008 and might be useful?

http://home.myfairpoint.net/srabbot/fc/fcbase.htm#1967


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John Beresford on July 18, 2017, 12:23:22 PM
Nice find, Jude. I first saw FC at Manchester University (Owen's Union) after Sandy left but before Richard. It seems that was Friday 17 April 1970 and I had just turned 18. I though they were Americans (Richard's long curls and 'USA' T-Shirt). Folk? Lor'!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on July 18, 2017, 01:47:40 PM
I was perusing the reverse side of the Fairport at Gloucester Cathedral flyer earlier today... the band is quoted as (and I'm paraphrasing here!) "excited to be playing with a choir for the first time".

Not sure if this means the first time on the same bill as a choir, or whether the choir & Fairport will be performing together... if the latter, I wonder if FC will provide instrumental backing to one/some of the choir's repertoire, or will the choir be providing vocal accompaniment to FC songs? Or both?

Sounds intriguing...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2017, 02:09:42 PM
Yes, I've been meaning to ask.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: domkeating on July 18, 2017, 02:43:42 PM
hi judy - thank you for the link with fairport dates - just what i was looking for !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Staffan on July 18, 2017, 07:23:21 PM
Thanks Judy, I found it very useful too. Many memories came alive.
Do you or anyone else know who to contact or where to go if I want to add or specify a date?
I think I have a date for the August 1974 Gothenburgh gig as I was there.  :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on July 18, 2017, 07:36:58 PM
March 12, 1971 (Friday) - Sheffield University, Sheffield UK

My ex-work colleague's claim to fame when Sandy knocked him him unconscious with one punch.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on July 18, 2017, 07:45:59 PM

Thanks Judy, I found it very useful too. Many memories came alive.
Do you or anyone else know who to contact or where to go if I want to add or specify a date?
I think I have a date for the August 1974 Gothenburgh gig as I was there.  :D


There is an email address at the top of the page where Scott Abbot invites people to update the list, but it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2008. But worth emailing him I guess

I came across the list accidentally and used it to check some dates in my autobiography..


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Staffan on July 21, 2017, 09:25:16 PM


Thanks Judy, I found it very useful too. Many memories came alive.
Do you or anyone else know who to contact or where to go if I want to add or specify a date?
I think I have a date for the August 1974 Gothenburgh gig as I was there.  :D


There is an email address at the top of the page where Scott Abbot invites people to update the list, but it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2008. But worth emailing him I guess

I came across the list accidentally and used it to check some dates in my autobiography..


Thanks. I've emailed the adress so let's see what happens.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on July 27, 2017, 07:11:48 AM
Don't let Chris see this, he'll write another album's worth ;D  ;)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4734030/Ghost-ships-Arctic-John-Franklin-s-doomed-voyage.html


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on July 27, 2017, 11:21:13 AM

Don't let Chris see this, he'll write another album's worth ;D  ;)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4734030/Ghost-ships-Arctic-John-Franklin-s-doomed-voyage.html


Oh, I don't know.  A full concept album about the voyage might be just what the band need.  In general Chris' songs on that sort of subject seem to be the better ones!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on July 29, 2017, 07:35:52 PM


Don't let Chris see this, he'll write another album's worth ;D  ;)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4734030/Ghost-ships-Arctic-John-Franklin-s-doomed-voyage.html


Oh, I don't know.  A full concept album about the voyage might be just what the band need.  In general Chris' songs on that sort of subject seem to be the better ones!


I always had a daft idea that Fairport should do an inverse Babbacombe Lee, and do a concept album with a sea faring theme that contains one song about a hanging, rather than an album about a hanging (or three) with a nautical interlude in the middle. I don't 'spose there was a rope incident involved with Franklin's adventures though....but I'm with you on that one...get Maart in too, because Spanish Maine and Lalla Rookh are two of my favourites.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 05, 2017, 10:49:19 AM


Happy Birthday Joe Boyd, 75 today.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 05, 2017, 11:00:16 AM
Can anyone work out why this is relevant here?



Edit: Oi Chris. No hot-linking images


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 05, 2017, 11:59:54 AM
Picked up a copy of this aeons ago simply because of the credit to a Dave Pegg & it resides in the deepest part of the vault. Whether he's playing or producing, I don't recall & I don't think I ever plucked up the courage to listen to it.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 05, 2017, 12:22:25 PM
It's suggested that it's DP in the cover shot....with a hair cut.



Edit: Oi Chris. No hot-linking images


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dubai Danny on August 06, 2017, 01:36:27 PM



Happy Birthday Joe Boyd, 75 today.  :)

Before Peggy got pudgy! (I hadn't seen FC for 10 years when I went to the Union Chapel gig in May, so his increased padding was startling).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on September 26, 2017, 12:31:19 PM
Film director Paul Greengrass chose MOTL as one of his records on Desert Island Discs, it was a great episode with music ranging from FC to Kathleem Ferrier via the Beatles, Dylan, Mozart and BB King, Springsteen and Maurice Jarre.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 26, 2017, 07:17:53 PM
The Robert Plant interview in the recent Uncut is worth a look. Touches briefly on the Troubadour jam, RT and Sandy.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 02, 2017, 08:42:24 AM

Happy Birthday, Peggy. 70 today.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on November 09, 2017, 09:06:07 AM
I have been seeing the usual chat on f book sites re who should play Cropredy next year.
The usual suspects are mentioned.......
I just wondered that after the 50 th anniversary of the band is this a time to change the focus of the festival.
Still have a couple of headline acts on the thurs and fri but to promote up and coming folk acts and acts from other genres.
I already know I can't make Saturday , cos we have a gig at another fest and playing will always outweigh watching but the Fringe at the Brase already looks very strong. More a festival in itself than ever, so I will be at the fringe.
So a slight revolution ( if that's not a non sequiter) for the Main stage.
I would love to see Luke Jackson, Ange Hardy, Lucy Ward, Phantom Voices, John Palmer Band , on the Cropredy Stage. All acts keeping music live.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on November 09, 2017, 09:13:36 AM

I have been seeing the usual chat on f book sites re who should play Cropredy next year.
The usual suspects are mentioned.......
I just wondered that after the 50 th anniversary of the band is this a time to change the focus of the festival.
Still have a couple of headline acts on the thurs and fri but to promote up and coming folk acts and acts from other genres.
I already know I can't make Saturday , cos we have a gig at another fest and playing will always outweigh watching but the Fringe at the Brase already looks very strong. More a festival in itself than ever, so I will be at the fringe.
So a slight revolution ( if that's not a non sequiter) for the Main stage.
I would love to see Luke Jackson, Ange Hardy, Lucy Ward, Phantom Voices, John Palmer Band , on the Cropredy Stage. All acts keeping music live.


But as ever the question would be will that approach guarantee the 14,000 (or whatever the breakdown is) tickets they need to sell to be viable?

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 09, 2017, 09:56:44 AM


I have been seeing the usual chat on f book sites re who should play Cropredy next year.
The usual suspects are mentioned.......
I just wondered that after the 50 th anniversary of the band is this a time to change the focus of the festival.
Still have a couple of headline acts on the thurs and fri but to promote up and coming folk acts and acts from other genres.
I already know I can't make Saturday , cos we have a gig at another fest and playing will always outweigh watching but the Fringe at the Brase already looks very strong. More a festival in itself than ever, so I will be at the fringe.
So a slight revolution ( if that's not a non sequiter) for the Main stage.
I would love to see Luke Jackson, Ange Hardy, Lucy Ward, Phantom Voices, John Palmer Band , on the Cropredy Stage. All acts keeping music live.


But as ever the question would be will that approach guarantee the 14,000 (or whatever the breakdown is) tickets they need to sell to be viable?

DW


Almost certainly not  :-\


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on November 09, 2017, 06:11:15 PM
I understand but I did say retain the headliners on thurs and fri to maintain numbers.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Hurricane (Dan) on November 10, 2017, 08:54:03 PM
Surely it makes commercial sense for Fairport Convention to headline the festival for as long as they want to remain a viable, headline touring band?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 10, 2017, 09:52:01 PM

Surely it makes commercial sense for Fairport Convention to headline the festival for as long as they want to remain a viable, headline touring band?


Of course they will.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: hendo (Dave) on November 11, 2017, 08:25:33 AM

Surely it makes commercial sense for Fairport Convention to headline the festival for as long as they want to remain a viable, headline touring band?

Sorry Dan. I wasn't suggesting they didn't.
I assumed Fairports will play their fest for as long as they wish.
Whether they continue to headline, in yrs to come, will be up to them


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 30, 2017, 10:58:03 AM
A happy morning browsing Discogs to see what all those second hand LPs I’ve been gathering are (allegedly) worth. Couple of nice surprises. Inspired by hearing that version of “The Lark...” on ‘The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood’ compilation where Simon hit a chord, and his repeat pedal, and they played over that. What an incredible performamce, and what an amazing band that line up was!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim G on January 23, 2018, 04:53:10 PM
Just noticed that Fairport are playing one of the Sidmouth Folk Week specials on Thursday 2nd August - not seen the gig mentioned elsewhere on here (probably is) and its not listed on the bands website yet. Anyway here's the link.

http://sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/pre-festival-specials/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim G on January 27, 2018, 10:25:19 PM
The Electric Palace in Bridport have just announced Fairport are playing there on 8th June 2018 https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/fairport-convention/  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 14, 2018, 07:30:26 PM
Lalla Rookh, Greenwich.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on February 14, 2018, 09:30:45 PM

The Electric Palace in Bridport have just announced Fairport are playing there on 8th June 2018 https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/fairport-convention/  


There are many May/June dates in the Wintour programme,so ought to be on the FC website too


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 13, 2018, 12:07:27 AM
Anything in the tour programme about a new album?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on March 13, 2018, 08:06:17 AM
There was mention of a live cd from last year's Cropredy set.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on March 14, 2018, 06:59:58 AM
While reading a potted online bio of Dave "Clem" Clempson - as I'm planning to go and see JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem, Mark Clarke) next month, I read that following the split of Bakerloo, Clem and Cozy Powell planned to for a new band - recruiting one David Pegg on bass.  Clem was then approached to join Colosseum, so the band never happened, but all three went on to exciting pastures new - Jeff Beck and Fairport (& Tull).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on March 14, 2018, 07:08:26 AM

While reading a potted online bio of Dave "Clem" Clempson - as I'm planning to go and see JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem, Mark Clarke) next month, I read that following the split of Bakerloo, Clem and Cozy Powell planned to for a new band - recruiting one David Pegg on bass.  Clem was then approached to join Colosseum, so the band never happened, but all three went on to exciting pastures new - Jeff Beck and Fairport (& Tull).


Interesting.  Never heard that, although Cozy does play on Harvey Andrews' Writer of Sings album, I think (from memory) with Peggy.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on March 14, 2018, 08:24:56 AM


While reading a potted online bio of Dave "Clem" Clempson - as I'm planning to go and see JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem, Mark Clarke) next month, I read that following the split of Bakerloo, Clem and Cozy Powell planned to for a new band - recruiting one David Pegg on bass.  Clem was then approached to join Colosseum, so the band never happened, but all three went on to exciting pastures new - Jeff Beck and Fairport (& Tull).


Interesting.  Never heard that, although Cozy does play on Harvey Andrews' Writer of Sings album, I think (from memory) with Peggy.

The new trio (Clempson, Powell, Pegg) was going to be called "The Beast" !     (source : Meet On The Ledge by Patrick Humphries)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on March 14, 2018, 10:35:18 AM
I seem to recall that Clem briefly formed a 'power trio' with Cozy on drums and Greg Ridley (ex Spooky Tooth. Humble pie) in bass circa 1975...
Saw him in Oxford with the reformed Colosseum (late 90s??) .He was fab!

Cheers,

Slippy 8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on March 16, 2018, 11:31:09 AM
Can anyone think of another band who have had more lead singers than Fairport?

I think 8 : Jude, Ian, Richard, Sandy, Swarb, Trevor, Simon and Chris with Ashley, Peggy, Maart also featuring every so often.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2018, 11:34:42 AM
I don't NMaart would consider himself a *lead* singer....and you#'ve forgotten Simon as himself!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on April 18, 2018, 01:28:41 PM
Anyone ever seen a pic of this line up before?

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/photo-of-fairport-convention-fairport-convention-dave-peg-news-photo/86099430#photo-of-fairport-convention-fairport-convention-dave-peg-sandy-denny-picture-id86099430


DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on April 18, 2018, 01:53:14 PM

Anyone ever seen a pic of this line up before?

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/photo-of-fairport-convention-fairport-convention-dave-peg-news-photo/86099430#photo-of-fairport-convention-fairport-convention-dave-peg-sandy-denny-picture-id86099430


DW


Nope! Seen photos of Tom Farnell but never seen Paul Warren before to my recollection. Nice find!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GS (Graham) on April 18, 2018, 04:36:50 PM
I'm pretty sure there's a similar picture of this line-up in the booklet with the 'Many Ears to Please' cd


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on May 08, 2018, 01:38:36 PM
Went to a friend's 50th birthday celebration this weekend, and met up with another friend from Uni, who I hadn't seen since those far-off days.  I was wearing last year's Cropredy t-shirt, and she said that she remembered having a tape someone had given her which she had worn out years back (sounds like it may have been the old 'Woodworm Years' album).  We had a long chat and I ended up recommending a couple of FC compilations and she has said she is really interested in coming to Cropredy!  Whether she does or not is another matter, but it was fun making that connection.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Paul on May 08, 2018, 10:10:39 PM
There is a competition in this week's The Big Issue to win tickets to Cropredy.

Paul


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on May 09, 2018, 10:27:44 AM
In case anyone needs convincing to get a copy of the new live 2CD What We Did On Our Saturday - I'll be playing some tracks from it (pre-release, probably first airplay ever) on my radio show this Thursday night!  The songs suggested by that nice Mr Nicol including Time Will Show The Wiser and Sloth.

It's from 9pm Adelaide time which is 11.30am Thurs UTC, and you'll need to figure it out from there!  Listen in via the website www.threedradio.com or search the station name in all appropriate app stores to listen via phone, and on demand later.

I'm not actually sure which part of the show it'll slot into as there are other interviews and "unusual" stuff to play, but it'll be there.  :)

Thanks to Stevie at Iconic and Simon at FC for bringing this about.

Show blog: http://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on May 10, 2018, 02:22:03 PM
My pal, Oakwood Graham of this Parish, has just sent me this:

https://www.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/paul-robinson-meets-simon-nicol-of-fairport-convention/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on May 11, 2018, 08:11:24 PM

My pal, Oakwood Graham of this Parish, has just sent me this:

https://www.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/paul-robinson-meets-simon-nicol-of-fairport-convention/



Enjoyed it thanks Malcolm and Graham..  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 18, 2018, 05:20:15 PM
I thought one or two might be interested in this.  I've just recently joined the Glastonbury Fair 1971 page on FB.  Amongst my fellow recent additions is one Jack Wruff who wrote:

"Thanks for the add. I was H Cow roadie. We were on site 4hrs 10 minutes. I drove our black with black stars Bedford ambulance to the stage. Played after Fairports. We set up our Altec PA as band was very unversatile at that time.very odd. Remember Dave Swarbrick, face full of a big joint, being weirded out and mezmorized by Cow music. Much like the audience, dumb founded, listening to musics that was very oblique to the spirit of the festival. Then we packed up and I drove us back to Cambridge. I might have quite liked to have stayed, being a tiny bit more wayward than the lads."

 ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on May 20, 2018, 07:11:47 AM
Anyone care to give me a realistic valuation on a truly outstanding first pressing of the debut?  It's priced (charity shop) at £150.  Fair?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on May 20, 2018, 07:33:07 AM

Anyone care to give me a realistic valuation on a truly outstanding first pressing of the debut?  It's priced (charity shop) at £150.  Fair?

Here's the current page for Mono pressings of the debut from Discogs, one copy going for £295 !

www.discogs.com/sell/release/3943135?ev=rb


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on May 21, 2018, 01:39:09 PM
I think they've been researching. I've got a mono copy  ;D , which I bought from Richard Thompson and has his name on the inner sleeve. Unfortunately its not THE Richard Thompson  :(. He used to idolise his namesame and on stereo versions of things used to turn off one channel to lose Swarb.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on May 22, 2018, 08:48:21 PM

Anyone ever seen a pic of this line up before?


Well, there was this picture in the second issue of "The Ledge" (March 1984, I believe) fanzine, when Martyn Kenney was the editor/commander in chief.

It's by Gijsbert Hanekroot, but I didn't know that then, so Martyn didn't either  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on May 23, 2018, 08:44:36 AM
Rarely seen line up there featuring Paul Warren!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on May 23, 2018, 09:26:34 AM
Why is Peggy wearing a lampshade?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 23, 2018, 12:30:04 PM


Anyone ever seen a pic of this line up before?


Well, there was this picture in the second issue of "The Ledge" (March 1984, I believe) fanzine, when Martyn Kenney was the editor/commander in chief.

It's by Gijsbert Hanekroot, but I didn't know that then, so Martyn didn't either  ;)
Trevor was a good-looking dude  :-*


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on May 23, 2018, 08:12:13 PM

Why is Peggy wearing a lampshade?


He used to have quite a range of those things on his head. I reckon he was going bald😱


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 24, 2018, 01:00:05 PM


Why is Peggy wearing a lampshade?


He used to have quite a range of those things on his head. I reckon he was going bald��
He used to blame the low velocity of the bass guitar, then one evening I shouted out "What about Lee Sklar then?" He's not said it since!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on June 08, 2018, 08:34:34 PM
On Vintage TV saw Ric with Vo supporting singer Catherine Howe on her 70's hit Harry.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on June 08, 2018, 09:50:04 PM
I saw in Asda today that Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza in the new Poldark) has released an album.  Various 'folk' stuff - some trad numbers, and also includes a version of 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes'.  Anyone know how it sounds?  Her voice is quite nice on the songs I have heard her singing in the show.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on June 09, 2018, 03:02:50 PM
Just listened to it on Apple Music. Awful.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on June 09, 2018, 06:03:34 PM
You're right.  Managed about half of it on Spotify before I had to turn it off!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on June 10, 2018, 11:01:48 PM

You're right.  Managed about half of it on Spotify before I had to turn it off!


I think she has a rather pleasant voice but has been totally let down by absolutely dreadful production values.
DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on June 11, 2018, 09:44:50 AM


You're right.  Managed about half of it on Spotify before I had to turn it off!


I think she has a rather pleasant voice but has been totally let down by absolutely dreadful production values.
DW


Yes, that was my feeling too.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on June 11, 2018, 12:57:39 PM

On Vintage TV saw Ric with Vo supporting singer Catherine Howe on her 70's hit Harry.


Apparently from 2010 and watchable here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA3rnvjQ6_s

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on June 11, 2018, 03:37:48 PM
Thank you, that is gorgeous.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2018, 02:09:29 PM
Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on June 17, 2018, 02:32:58 PM

Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Sadly even I don't have one.. At least I don't think so *rummages around in the attic* :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2018, 03:52:42 PM


Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Sadly even I don't have one.. At least I don't think so *rummages around in the attic* :)


Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 17, 2018, 05:28:03 PM
I found this on the Strawbs site

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/related/fother/fother2.asp#heyday


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on June 17, 2018, 05:49:29 PM

I found this on the Strawbs site

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/related/fother/fother2.asp#heyday

* crawls out of attic with big sigh of relief* :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2018, 05:53:32 PM
Thanks, both  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 17, 2018, 07:01:56 PM


I found this on the Strawbs site

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/related/fother/fother2.asp#heyday

* crawls out of attic with big sigh of relief* :)


There's a clump of dust on your right knee and a cobweb in your hair.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2018, 07:06:07 PM



Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Sadly even I don't have one.. At least I don't think so *rummages around in the attic* :)


Fingers crossed!


Guess who does?
The pictures will probably be too big for here so I'll post them on Fairporters on fb just as soon as I find them and the cat moves.
I'll try here as well

just seen the strawbs post, mine is the same, so I'll not be attempting to disturb bob


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2018, 07:16:52 PM




Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Sadly even I don't have one.. At least I don't think so *rummages around in the attic* :)


Fingers crossed!


Guess who does?
The pictures will probably be too big for here so I'll post them on Fairporters on fb just as soon as I find them and the cat moves.
I'll try here as well

just seen the strawbs post, mine is the same, so I'll not be attempting to disturb bob



Where did you get it, Jim?  Personally, I'd still like to see the cassette/cover in situ, but maybe that's just weird...  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2018, 07:31:34 PM





Does anyone have a copy of the original Ashley produced and privately sold (and Jude manufactured!) 'Heyday' cassette?  If so, I'd love to see some pics....


Sadly even I don't have one.. At least I don't think so *rummages around in the attic* :)


Fingers crossed!


Guess who does?
The pictures will probably be too big for here so I'll post them on Fairporters on fb just as soon as I find them and the cat moves.
I'll try here as well

just seen the strawbs post, mine is the same, so I'll not be attempting to disturb bob



Where did you get it, Jim?  Personally, I'd still like to see the cassette/cover in situ, but maybe that's just weird...  :)


I answered the ad in the zig zag classifieds many, many years ago
Ok I'll try and see if I can dig it out. I have an idea where it is, but haven't touched it in years


UPDATE

just looked where i thought it was , and it isnt there, i have obviously put it some where safe ::)
i might have to do some serious ratching around. But not tonight i'm afraid the club is about to open.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on June 26, 2018, 08:30:50 AM
Just spotted on the FC website that they're playing at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham on 12th October.  Coincidentally, I was at Dean Close School (which includes the theatre) last Sunday - it was HQ for a charity cycle ride.

Shall I get 2 tickets on the off-chance I can persuade my wife to go?  ::)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Adam on June 26, 2018, 11:02:58 AM

Just spotted on the FC website that they're playing at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham on 12th October.  Coincidentally, I was at Dean Close School (which includes the theatre) last Sunday - it was HQ for a charity cycle ride.

Shall I get 2 tickets on the off-chance I can persuade my wife to go?  ::)


I’m sure that your powers of persuasion will work!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DawnG on June 26, 2018, 05:03:33 PM
just booked for Norden Farm


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on June 26, 2018, 09:38:11 PM

just booked for Norden Farm


Oh, hadn't seen that.  Thanks for alerting me!

Wonder if these will be 'acoustic' shows, or full band ones?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on July 15, 2018, 11:45:39 PM
Can’t get to Cropredy this year, but I’m looking forward to catching the lads at Sidmouth on August 2nd.  Anyone else going?  A bit too close to the main event I expect.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 17, 2018, 10:51:17 PM
Apart from a brief mention in the Listening To thread, it appears to have surprisingly passed this forum by that Richard Thompson has a new album, titled 13 Rivers, released on 14 September.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on July 18, 2018, 12:22:08 AM

Apart from a brief mention in the Listening To thread, it appears to have surprisingly passed this forum by that Richard Thompson has a new album, titled 13 Rivers, released on 14 September.
To be fair, that date is 2 months away.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 18, 2018, 09:17:36 AM


Apart from a brief mention in the Listening To thread, it appears to have surprisingly passed this forum by that Richard Thompson has a new album, titled 13 Rivers, released on 14 September.
To be fair, that date is 2 months away.


Indeed but usually these sort of things get a bit of a fanfare and generate a bit of excitement around here when the press release comes out, which it did either yesterday or the day before.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2018, 11:07:15 AM
13 songs on "13 Rivers"

1. The Storm Won't Come
2. The Rattle Within
3. Her Love Was Meant For Me
4. Bones Of Gilead
5. The Dog In You
6. Trying
7. Do All These Tears Belong To You?
8. My Rock, My Rope
9. You Can't Reach Me
10. O Cinderella
11. No Matter
12. Pride
13. Shaking The Gates

Two can be heard here
 https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/07/17/628781573/richard-thompson-tears-it-up-on-two-new-songs


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2018, 03:56:31 PM
There's an RT autobiography being written too - out at the end of next year on Faber. Titled 'Beeswing: Britain, Folk Rock and the End of the 60s '.

From Faber website (https://fabersocial.co.uk/2018/02/21/richard-thompson-announces-beeswing/)

Quote
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Beeswing: Britain, Folk Rock and the End of the 60s by celebrated guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.
 

‘The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix’ – Los Angeles Times

 
 Due for publication Autumn 2019, Beeswing is a memoir of musical discovery, personal revelation, and social history written by Richard Thompson with journalist and Culture Crash author Scott Timberg.

‘It was an extraordinary time, and it was great to be in London at the centre of everything,’ says Thompson of the years in which he played with musicians as different as Jimi Hendrix and Nick Drake. ‘It was a crossroads of so many styles – Indian music and the blues and psychedelia together with multi-track recording. It was like going from postwar black and white to Technicolor.’

Thompson will describe how this intense and fertile time also led to a spiritual crisis both personal and culture-wide. His conversion to Sufi mysticism, the legendary partnership with wife Linda, years of musical experimentation, and some of the saddest and most emotionally resonant songs in pop-music history.

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic. From the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the sixties, he and his bandmates virtually invented British folk rock. By the age of twenty-one Thompson had left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, then followed by over thirty years as a highly successful solo artist. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.




Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on July 18, 2018, 05:31:41 PM
I'll be reading this one for sure.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on July 18, 2018, 06:29:00 PM

I'll be reading this one for sure.

Jules


As long as there’s a whole chapter on coaching Arnie’s son’s football team, and another on his Japanese gardener.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Tertonmike on July 23, 2018, 03:11:54 PM


I'll be reading this one for sure.

Jules


As long as there’s a whole chapter on coaching Arnie’s son’s football team, and another on his Japanese gardener.  ;D



Hear, hear!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Brendan on July 27, 2018, 02:10:04 PM
Has anyone heard about the Iain Matthews - saw thro my eyes book I think it comes with a cd


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on July 27, 2018, 02:33:56 PM
All on his website http://iainmatthews.nl/

Yes, he'll be at Cropredy signing....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on July 30, 2018, 05:50:13 PM
Radio 4 just broadcast a piece about the search, off Brittany, for 2 Tudor era warships, the Regent and La Cordeliere... The latter name rang a bell, and there on the chaps' Fame and Glory album is the track Marie La Cordeliere, from Alan Simon's Anne de Bretagne concept.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on July 30, 2018, 07:28:25 PM
Little oddity yesterday, listening to Jazz FM on that car radio and the Ric Sanders Trio pop up with a song called Louis Collins.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jimc on August 03, 2018, 03:54:25 PM
There's an RT autobiography being written too - out at the end of next year on Faber.

What with Ashley and Jude's books, not to mention volumes from Dylan, Keith Richards, Joe Boyd and Nick Mason, it seems to me that those who were *really* there in the 60s do remember...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: jude on August 03, 2018, 03:55:38 PM

There's an RT autobiography being written too - out at the end of next year on Faber.

What with Ashley and Jude's books, not to mention volumes from Dylan, Keith Richards, Joe Boyd and Nick Mason, it seems to me that those who were *really* there in the 60s do remember...

... more or less  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on August 09, 2018, 02:54:40 PM

All on his website http://iainmatthews.nl/

Yes, he'll be at Cropredy signing....


As opposed to singing.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: delfini (Diane) on August 10, 2018, 12:41:10 AM

Little oddity yesterday, listening to Jazz FM on that car radio and the Ric Sanders Trio pop up with a song called Louis Collins.


Love that song


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on August 10, 2018, 03:23:35 PM


Little oddity yesterday, listening to Jazz FM on that car radio and the Ric Sanders Trio pop up with a song called Louis Collins.


Love that song


Coincidentally I was listening to Ralph McTell : Blue Skies, Black Heroes just the other day and it includes 'Louis Collins'.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 21, 2018, 10:15:57 AM
Fascinating snippet from an interview with Nile Rodgers in the current issue of Mojo. Apparently when he first met Bernard Edwards and was forming the band that would become Chic in the early 70s, his idea/ambition was that the band should be a blend of Fairport Convention, Country Joe & The Fish and the Grateful Dead. Bernard was less than enamoured of this idea and the rest is history but who would have pegged Nile as a Fairport fan? Chic for Cropredy!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on August 21, 2018, 11:07:57 AM

Fascinating snippet from an interview with Nile Rodgers in the current issue of Mojo. Apparently when he first met Bernard Edwards and was forming the band that would become Chic in the early 70s, his idea/ambition was that the band should be a blend of Fairport Convention, Country Joe & The Fish and the Grateful Dead. Bernard was less than enamoured of this idea and the rest is history but who would have pegged Nile as a Fairport fan? Chic for Cropredy!


C'est Rhic, Le Freak


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 21, 2018, 12:17:29 PM

Fascinating snippet from an interview with Nile Rodgers in the current issue of Mojo. Apparently when he first met Bernard Edwards and was forming the band that would become Chic in the early 70s, his idea/ambition was that the band should be a blend of Fairport Convention, Country Joe & The Fish and the Grateful Dead. Bernard was less than enamoured of this idea and the rest is history but who would have pegged Nile as a Fairport fan? Chic for Cropredy!
Now that would be an amazing Thursday night headliner!  :D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mikec on August 22, 2018, 08:56:32 AM


Fascinating snippet from an interview with Nile Rodgers in the current issue of Mojo. Apparently when he first met Bernard Edwards and was forming the band that would become Chic in the early 70s, his idea/ambition was that the band should be a blend of Fairport Convention, Country Joe & The Fish and the Grateful Dead. Bernard was less than enamoured of this idea and the rest is history but who would have pegged Nile as a Fairport fan? Chic for Cropredy!
Now that would be an amazing Thursday night headliner!  :D


It would most definitely get Mrs MikeC and her sisters votes!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on August 22, 2018, 11:11:09 AM
And if we could get Bob Weir (Dead & Co) over... Even better, with Phil Lesh!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 22, 2018, 11:46:43 AM

And if we could get Bob Weir (Dead & Co) over... Even better, with Phil Lesh!


I'd settle for Bob Weir's Campfire Band.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 22, 2018, 07:31:39 PM


And if we could get Bob Weir (Dead & Co) over... Even better, with Phil Lesh!


I'd settle for Bob Weir's Campfire Band.  :)


Not a chance.  As a Leftfield suggestion (Leftfield?!) for a Thursday headliner that would bring their own crowd...how about (featuring 2 of the Campfire band) The National?  Almost certainly too big and too expensive, I suppose...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on August 23, 2018, 10:08:11 AM



And if we could get Bob Weir (Dead & Co) over... Even better, with Phil Lesh!


I'd settle for Bob Weir's Campfire Band.  :)


Not a chance.  As a Leftfield suggestion (Leftfield?!) for a Thursday headliner that would bring their own crowd...how about (featuring 2 of the Campfire band) The National?  Almost certainly too big and too expensive, I suppose...



Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson ?!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 23, 2018, 10:28:17 AM



And if we could get Bob Weir (Dead & Co) over... Even better, with Phil Lesh!


I'd settle for Bob Weir's Campfire Band.  :)


Not a chance.  As a Leftfield suggestion (Leftfield?!) for a Thursday headliner that would bring their own crowd...how about (featuring 2 of the Campfire band) The National?  Almost certainly too big and too expensive, I suppose...
So big I've never heard of them!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on August 23, 2018, 10:32:03 AM

So big I've never heard of them!


That’s hardly their fault.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 23, 2018, 11:50:34 AM


So big I've never heard of them!


That’s hardly their fault.
I wasn't suggesting it was, just that maybe they're not really that big so probably not that expensive.

To me (to you!), too big and expensive for Cropredy is James Taylor, CSN, The Stones!

And, as I always do when someone on TAW mentions a band I've not heard of, I will go and search them out and see what they're like :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mikec on August 23, 2018, 11:56:36 AM
Peggy has made no secret that he would love to have James Taylor play at Cropredy but admits the cost is prohibitive.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on August 23, 2018, 03:21:23 PM
Any two from the list below for headliners:

Pretenders, Kt Tunstall, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot (sp), Deacon Blue, The Mavericks, Lady Antebellum, Mike and the Mechanics, Simple Minds, Alison Moyet, The Beat, Jamie Cullum, Stranglers, Jamie Cullum, Counting Crows, Echo and the Bunnymen,

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 23, 2018, 03:30:13 PM
We seem to have moved a long way from Nile Rodgers wanting Chic to sound like Fairport.

Isn't there usually s dedicated thread for Cropredy wish lists for next year?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 23, 2018, 04:03:28 PM

Any two from the list below for headliners:

Pretenders, Kt Tunstall, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot (sp), Deacon Blue, The Mavericks, Lady Antebellum, Mike and the Mechanics, Simple Minds, Alison Moyet, The Beat, Jamie Cullum, Stranglers, Jamie Cullum, Counting Crows, Echo and the Bunnymen,

DW


Apart from The Pretenders, that list represents 15 reasons why we don’t go anymore.
Jamie Cullum appearing twice would be torturous.  IMHO.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Pugwash on August 23, 2018, 04:30:51 PM
So difficult this; no idea who is available and whether that would be affordable. I must say I never thought I see Alice C or Brian W.

How does a hand find these things out?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 23, 2018, 07:16:26 PM


Any two from the list below for headliners:

Pretenders, Kt Tunstall, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot (sp), Deacon Blue, The Mavericks, Lady Antebellum, Mike and the Mechanics, Simple Minds, Alison Moyet, The Beat, Jamie Cullum, Stranglers, Jamie Cullum, Counting Crows, Echo and the Bunnymen,

DW


Apart from The Pretenders, that list represents 15 reasons why we don’t go anymore.
Jamie Cullum appearing twice would be torturous.  IMHO.


God, that made me laugh. ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on August 23, 2018, 08:44:42 PM

So difficult this; no idea who is available and whether that would be affordable. I must say I never thought I see Alice C or Brian W.

How does a hand find these things out?


Quite, my list was more of a "this is the kind of band" than a "I really want this band" - apart from the Pretenders and Jamie Cullum who would be brilliant IMHO, though many will disagree and already have.

 O0


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Nick Reg on August 23, 2018, 09:28:59 PM


Any two from the list below for headliners:

Pretenders, Kt Tunstall, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot (sp), Deacon Blue, The Mavericks, Lady Antebellum, Mike and the Mechanics, Simple Minds, Alison Moyet, The Beat, Jamie Cullum, Stranglers, Jamie Cullum, Counting Crows, Echo and the Bunnymen,

DW


Apart from The Pretenders, that list represents 15 reasons why we don’t go anymore.
Jamie Cullum appearing twice would be torturous.  IMHO.


Once would be bad enough. Pretenders would be ace. Love Counting Crows records but saw them live and they were dire.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 24, 2018, 08:05:45 AM



So big I've never heard of them!


That’s hardly their fault.
I wasn't suggesting it was, just that maybe they're not really that big so probably not that expensive.

To me (to you!), too big and expensive for Cropredy is James Taylor, CSN, The Stones!

And, as I always do when someone on TAW mentions a band I've not heard of, I will go and search them out and see what they're like :)


I have the debut Leftfield album, Leftism - it has Open Up with one John Lydon, and the sublime Original with Toni Halliday. You may recognise them. Chic would be great, and would please the 'Oh I know this one' portion of the crowd greatly, as they do the stuff they did for Sister Sledge and all the classy end of the disco spectrum.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 24, 2018, 06:32:03 PM


Any two from the list below for headliners:

Pretenders, Kt Tunstall, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot (sp), Deacon Blue, The Mavericks, Lady Antebellum, Mike and the Mechanics, Simple Minds, Alison Moyet, The Beat, Jamie Cullum, Stranglers, Jamie Cullum, Counting Crows, Echo and the Bunnymen,

DW


Apart from The Pretenders, that list represents 15 reasons why we don’t go anymore.
Jamie Cullum appearing twice would be torturous.  IMHO.
Just to show what a diverse bunch we are, that list would result in me definitely buying tickets! That would be an awesome lineup :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Andy on August 24, 2018, 07:05:59 PM
I'd like to see, in no particular order, Laurie Anderson, Amanda Palmer, Imogen Heap, Public Service Broadcasting, Batala drummers on the field, Wilko & Pete Townshend. Obviously not all as headliners.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 24, 2018, 09:16:57 PM

I'd like to see, in no particular order, Laurie Anderson, Amanda Palmer, Imogen Heap, Public Service Broadcasting, Batala drummers on the field, Wilko & Pete Townshend. Obviously not all as headliners.


Lol...Is that was a variation on the arguably rather more likely Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey?  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 27, 2018, 04:41:19 PM
Just a bit of fun (so no politics allowed)...but this is RT not JC isn't it?   ;) :) ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter H-K on August 27, 2018, 07:32:32 PM
Ha! And it's certain that RT doesn't need to develop a sense of English irony ....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on August 28, 2018, 02:16:09 AM
Someone mentioned Deacon Blue. I really like them, I think they'd make good headliners.
And what about the Manic Street Preachers?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 28, 2018, 06:25:12 AM

Someone mentioned Deacon Blue. I really like them, I think they'd make good headliners.
And what about the Manic Street Preachers?



The Manics are, surely, financially well well out of Cropredy territory?  Even if they weren't I find it almost impossible to imagine them being on the lineup.  They just don't do that sort of thing....do they?  I'm no fan, and for me, rather sadly, but I'm fairly sure Deacon Blue would fit the "80's artists that one knows more of their songs of than one remembers" trajectory that seems to go down pretty well at Cropredy these days...?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: musketeer john on August 28, 2018, 11:17:40 AM
I'd love to see the Manics, though I imagine much of the field would leave ... and it would be politics all the way. They've just done Beautiful Days so it's not completely unfeasible.

More realistically, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band would be magnificent. And how about a return for Steve Wickham, the best rock fiddler of them all - either his beautiful solo material or his great NoCrows world music band? Either would fit Cropredy perfectly.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 28, 2018, 12:08:35 PM

Someone mentioned Deacon Blue. I really like them, I think they'd make good headliners.
And what about the Manic Street Preachers?

We saw Deacon Blue a few years ago and they were brilliant. They'd go down really well at Cropredy.

I'd love to see the Manics but I think there's as much chance of them playing Cropredy as there is Tom Jones, but for different reasons.

Whilst we're on Welsh bands, how about Stereophonics?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: PaulT on August 28, 2018, 03:14:50 PM
Or Man, or Calan's big band collaboration, Pendelig... apologies if I've got the name wrong!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 28, 2018, 03:21:21 PM

Or Man, or Calan's big band collaboration, Pendelig... apologies if I've got the name wrong!


Man played Cropredy some years ago and I was there and I have no memory of it at all, which is weird because I like Man.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 28, 2018, 11:10:04 PM
* impending search of t shirt collection for dates...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 28, 2018, 11:49:26 PM

* impending search of t shirt collection for dates...


1994. To be fair, I don't seem to be able to remember anyone else who played that afternoon either apart from Too Cool For Shorts who I believe featured Simon Nicol's teenage son.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 29, 2018, 06:39:43 AM
Man were great that year.  Middle aged men in grey suits playing outstanding psychedelic rock.  What's not to like?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on August 29, 2018, 12:48:53 PM

Man were great that year.  Middle aged men in grey suits playing outstanding psychedelic rock.  What's not to like?


The suits, maybe.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 29, 2018, 07:58:05 PM


Man were great that year.  Middle aged men in grey suits playing outstanding psychedelic rock.  What's not to like?


The suits, maybe.

Jules


Nah, it was the juxtaposition that made it so wondrous...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on August 29, 2018, 08:13:50 PM

Nah, it was the juxtaposition that made it so wondrous...


I'd need to see the tailoring before I make my mind up.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 30, 2018, 08:40:27 AM
T shirt found, I never could work out how to upload photos, but that was a really fun year! I can actually remember virtually all the sets, 'Shorts' were lovely lads, and Lindisfarne!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on August 30, 2018, 08:59:14 AM

Man were great that year.  Middle aged men in grey suits playing outstanding psychedelic rock.  What's not to like?


Just goes to show - I think they are the worst band I have ever see anywhere.

But I am aware others love them, but what do I know I love the Divine Comedy   :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 30, 2018, 12:53:49 PM
Isn't it great we have such diverse tastes!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 30, 2018, 06:59:03 PM


Man were great that year.  Middle aged men in grey suits playing outstanding psychedelic rock.  What's not to like?


Just goes to show - I think they are the worst band I have ever see anywhere.

But I am aware others love them, but what do I know I love the Divine Comedy   :o


Ha ha ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2018, 03:37:48 PM

Someone mentioned Deacon Blue. I really like them, I think they'd make good headliners.


Didn't Gareth W work with them? So they've got an intro already. That they haven't featured suggests that they're too costly, I imagine. Or just aren't interested....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 04, 2018, 06:08:16 PM
Has the Fairport/Merry Hell/IOTA gig at the Fleur de Lys in East Hagbourne nr Didcot been mentioned anywhere?  Can't see it if it has. 9 June 2019.... £27.50

I was in there for lunch on Friday.  Nice place.  Going to be very intimate!  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David H on November 05, 2018, 04:34:09 PM
Just spotted on Setlist FM that Fairport played 'You Never Wanted Me', the old Jackson C Frank number in their Belgium gig on October 23rd.  Can this be right?  Must be fifty years since they last played it.  Almost as weird as RT digging up 'Tale in Hard Time' on his current tour.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on November 06, 2018, 12:54:28 PM
  ^ SAndy recorded it, but I wasn't aware Fairport ever played it.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 06, 2018, 01:12:51 PM

  ^ SAndy recorded it, but I wasn't aware Fairport ever played it.


It's on the BBC boxset and the expanded Heyday CD.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on November 06, 2018, 03:12:31 PM

Just spotted on Setlist FM that Fairport played 'You Never Wanted Me', the old Jackson C Frank number in their Belgium gig on October 23rd.  Can this be right?  Must be fifty years since they last played it.  Almost as weird as RT digging up 'Tale in Hard Time' on his current tour.


Other than that its the same list as their UK mini tour in October - maybe they had a special request?

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on November 07, 2018, 12:56:00 PM


  ^ SAndy recorded it, but I wasn't aware Fairport ever played it.


It's on the BBC boxset and the expanded Heyday CD.


Cripes I've got that Heyday CD.  Must pay attention.  ??? ::) :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 12, 2018, 04:44:21 PM



  ^ SAndy recorded it, but I wasn't aware Fairport ever played it.


It's on the BBC boxset and the expanded Heyday CD.


Cripes I've got that Heyday CD.  Must pay attention.  ??? ::) :o


Dude, that's perfectly understandable. I've had too many instances lately of buying stuff I've already got because I've forgotten I've even bought it, let alone being aware of the bonus tracks on them. Long gone are the days when I knew what songs were on an album, in the correct order and what the catalogue number was.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on November 13, 2018, 01:04:30 PM




  ^ SAndy recorded it, but I wasn't aware Fairport ever played it.


It's on the BBC boxset and the expanded Heyday CD.


Cripes I've got that Heyday CD.  Must pay attention.  ??? ::) :o


Dude, that's perfectly understandable. I've had too many instances lately of buying stuff I've already got because I've forgotten I've even bought it, let alone being aware of the bonus tracks on them. Long gone are the days when I knew what songs were on an album, in the correct order and what the catalogue number was.


Totally, Mike.  Actually, Heyday is a CD I only dug out and played for the 2nd or third time recently, as I tend to favour the vinyl version. I have anumber of unplayed items, and an awful lot that have been played only a handful of times, if that.  8)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on November 20, 2018, 10:03:14 AM
From the website:

3 day tickets for Fairport's Cropredy Convention (8-10 August 2019) will be going on sale on Monday 3 December, in time for Christmas!

Full details will be released shortly when we announce some of the fabulous acts booked so far.

As in previous years, the first 1000 orders will receive a Christmas card signed by Fairport themselves. The ideal Christmas present!

More news very soon!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on November 25, 2018, 01:28:58 PM
Fairport, and others, talk about working with Nick Drake:

http://www.soundtechniquesmovie.com/nick-drake/

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 02, 2018, 04:46:16 PM
I wonder if anyone can explain this to me.....next years Cropredy Festival is described by the band as 40 years of the Fairport Cropredy Convention. Taking that as correct, why was the 2010 Cropredy Festival described as the 30th anniversary of the Fairport Cropredy Convention (my programme and t shirt confirms this).

Now I know my maths is not at Professorship level but 2010 plus 10 years is 2020 not 2019. Has something gone awry here or am I just misunderstanding something?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 02, 2018, 04:55:42 PM

I wonder if anyone can explain this to me.....next years Cropredy Festival is described by the band as 40 years of the Fairport Cropredy Convention. Taking that as correct, why was the 2010 Cropredy Festival described as the 30th anniversary of the Fairport Cropredy Convention (my programme and t shirt confirms this).

Now I know my maths is not at Professorship level but 2010 plus 10 years is 2020 not 2019. Has something gone awry here or am I just misunderstanding something?


Ha ha ha.  Excellent stuff.

Brought to you by the same people who celebrated the Millennium a year early, no doubt (as I did with Fairport actually)...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on December 02, 2018, 05:08:23 PM

I wonder if anyone can explain this to me.....next years Cropredy Festival is described by the band as 40 years of the Fairport Cropredy Convention. Taking that as correct, why was the 2010 Cropredy Festival described as the 30th anniversary of the Fairport Cropredy Convention (my programme and t shirt confirms this).

Now I know my maths is not at Professorship level but 2010 plus 10 years is 2020 not 2019. Has something gone awry here or am I just misunderstanding something?


Well, strictly speaking Fairports Cropredy Convention has only been running for a few years, prior to that it was the Cropredy Festival and before that Fairport Convention"s Annual Reunion.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on December 02, 2018, 05:22:19 PM
From the Potted History of the Festival on the FC website:

 In 1979 Fairport decided to call it a day and, having opening up for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in the early afternoon, tore across country in their van to do an outdoor Farewell concert at Peewit Farm on Station Rd in Cropredy.

So next August is undoubtedly the 40th anniversary of that.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 02, 2018, 05:47:13 PM

From the Potted History of the Festival on the FC website:

 In 1979 Fairport decided to call it a day and, having opening up for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in the early afternoon, tore across country in their van to do an outdoor Farewell concert at Peewit Farm on Station Rd in Cropredy.

So next August is undoubtedly the 40th anniversary of that.


So that being said the 30th anniversary logo on my 2010 festival t-shirt is wrong  :o...oh well


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 02, 2018, 05:49:04 PM


From the Potted History of the Festival on the FC website:

 In 1979 Fairport decided to call it a day and, having opening up for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in the early afternoon, tore across country in their van to do an outdoor Farewell concert at Peewit Farm on Station Rd in Cropredy.

So next August is undoubtedly the 40th anniversary of that.


So that being said the 30th anniversary logo on my 2010 festival t-shirt is wrong  :o...oh well


Small claims court a go go...  ;) :) ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 02, 2018, 05:52:23 PM



From the Potted History of the Festival on the FC website:

 In 1979 Fairport decided to call it a day and, having opening up for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in the early afternoon, tore across country in their van to do an outdoor Farewell concert at Peewit Farm on Station Rd in Cropredy.

So next August is undoubtedly the 40th anniversary of that.


So that being said the 30th anniversary logo on my 2010 festival t-shirt is wrong  :o...oh well


Small claims court a go go...  ;) :) ;D


 ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on December 02, 2018, 06:21:40 PM
If you count the first one, then this is the fortieth one.

If you count the years SINCE the first one, it isn’t. So I reckon it IS.




Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on December 02, 2018, 07:36:37 PM
I don't want to be a killjoy but Fairport were playing annual summer outdoor gigs in Cropredy before '79.....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on December 02, 2018, 08:22:57 PM


From the Potted History of the Festival on the FC website:

 In 1979 Fairport decided to call it a day and, having opening up for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in the early afternoon, tore across country in their van to do an outdoor Farewell concert at Peewit Farm on Station Rd in Cropredy.

So next August is undoubtedly the 40th anniversary of that.


So that being said the 30th anniversary logo on my 2010 festival t-shirt is wrong  :o...oh well

No not really. 1979 was the Farewell Farewell final gig. 1980 was the first reunion so was the first Cropredy festival. That probably explains the 30th wording in 2010.



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 03, 2018, 07:02:39 AM
Sorry for causing arguments but all I wanted to know was why 2010 was the 30th anniversary and 2019 is going to be the 40th. Just a simple question... :-\


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on December 03, 2018, 07:13:21 AM

Sorry for causing arguments but all I wanted to know was why 2010 was the 30th anniversary and 2019 is going to be the 40th. Just a simple question... :-\


See your point. Taking what David said out of the equation, it would have actually been the fortieth occurrence of the festival this year,  but forty YEARS since the first one next year. (I was forgetting next year is 2019 in my previous post.)

That does not explain the 2010 situation, though.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Simon Withers on December 03, 2018, 09:03:04 AM
may be it has something to do with the 'Age of Austerity’? :-\



Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on December 03, 2018, 09:30:43 AM
As noted below above (it was below when I was typing...), 2010 was the 30th Anniversary of the first Reunion festival at Cropredy, whereas next year is the 40th Anniversary of the Farewell event. Wikipedia says that there had been festivals at Cropredy since 1976 (and Wikipedia is ALWAYS right :) ) so neither 2010 nor 2019 are anniversaries of the first cropredy festival. That's my take on it - if I'm right do I win a prize?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 04, 2018, 11:10:50 AM
If you're counting 1980 as year 1, then 2009 is year 30.....2010 would be year 31....(go on, count 'em on your fingers)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DarrenWilliams on December 04, 2018, 11:55:10 AM

If you're counting 1980 as year 1, then 2009 is year 30.....2010 would be year 31....(go on, count 'em on your fingers)


I don't have that many fingers!!

All I'm suggesting, as others are, is that they are anniversaries of different events. 2010 was the 30th anniversary of the first reunion festival in 1980, next year is the 40th anniversary of the farewell festival in 1979. Neither are anniversaries of the cropredy festival itself, which predates 1979. Both t-shirts are valid.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 04, 2018, 12:10:07 PM


If you're counting 1980 as year 1, then 2009 is year 30.....2010 would be year 31....(go on, count 'em on your fingers)


I don't have that many fingers!!

All I'm suggesting, as others are, is that they are anniversaries of different events. 2010 was the 30th anniversary of the first reunion festival in 1980, next year is the 40th anniversary of the farewell festival in 1979. Neither are anniversaries of the cropredy festival itself, which predates 1979. Both t-shirts are valid.


OK I think we can put this to bed now. Consulting my 2010 programme confirms what Darren has said...2010 was the 30th anniversary of the reunion festival with the reunion coming 12 months after the farewell performance in 1979 so 2019 will be the 40th anniversary of the farewell. If only the guys had made it clearer we wouldn’t have had to go through this discussion and I’ Sorry I started it. Happy now to finish it  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on December 07, 2018, 01:50:37 PM
Fairport CROPREDY (?) Convention


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 07, 2018, 01:51:51 PM
Broughton, not Cropredy (Castle)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on December 10, 2018, 08:22:13 PM

Broughton, not Cropredy (Castle)

Exactly!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on December 10, 2018, 08:32:51 PM
So, in years, the above is correct. In 'Cropredys', this year is not a significant anniversary


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on December 20, 2018, 09:05:16 AM
More material for Chris Leslie?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6514621/Inuits-say-deaths-isolated-Arctic-hamlet-cursed-shipwreck.html


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Phil Perry on January 01, 2019, 12:05:16 PM
My mum has unfortunately just had to go into an old people's home … which raises the question of what that has to do with this forum. Answer : every time we drive there we go past The Angel, Little Hadham. Big decorative pub sign holder is still there, although obviously sign itself is long gone. One of these times I'll have to unleash my inner 18 year old by driving past with window down, CD at full volume playing the delight-ful song!  Happy New Year all !


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mightyglydd on January 01, 2019, 04:09:11 PM

 One of these times I'll have to unleash my inner 18 year old by driving past with window down, CD at full volume playing the delight-ful song!  Happy New Year all !



Just use a can of flea spray....  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Phil Perry on January 01, 2019, 05:53:51 PM
Well ... thanks to halting at the red traffic light this time, I could see where they had bricked up the hole in the wall ...  


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on January 07, 2019, 09:45:51 AM
Never seen this Ian Matthews vid before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4b0eIDwArM

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: RobertD on January 07, 2019, 04:24:25 PM
I quite like Iain's version of it. The subtle reworking and change of emphasis makes this still sound fresh. I prefer it to Van's at this point, especially since that one is overplayed!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mickf on January 07, 2019, 05:29:14 PM

Never seen this Ian Matthews vid before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4b0eIDwArM

DW
From the album 'Go for Broke', which I bought way back in 1978. I love this version of the song.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter Allen on January 18, 2019, 01:44:19 PM
I recall whilst I'd bought "History" and "Rising " probably from the bargain bins around 75/76 , my elder brother had been investing in Eagles , Jackson Browne and Janis Ian ..and "Go For Broke" , great LP , particularly liked "Brown Eyed Girl" .
Met Ian when I went to see him in York touring Pure and Crooked , his more recent stuff still sounds brill , to my ears his age hasn't impacted on his vocal ability one jot


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 20, 2019, 04:37:57 PM
Everyone's got to make a living and all that, but this sits very uneasily with me.  https://www.africanmusicsafari.com.au/richard-thompson.html  What next?  Potholing in Peru with Celia Humphris? White water rafting down the Zambezi with Tír na nÓg?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on January 20, 2019, 05:55:53 PM
" to my ears his age hasn't impacted on his vocal ability one jot"

For confirmation of this one only needs to hear the 1967 version of Time Will Show the Wiser back to  back with the storming Cropredy 2017 version.




Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on January 20, 2019, 05:58:35 PM
Free holiday for Mr T and guest with end of holiday gig - no different than folks giving a talk on a cruise ship, or even offering special access to Cropredy for special tour groups. My question is what the heck is the Thommo / African connection?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Neil on January 20, 2019, 06:02:36 PM

Everyone's got to make a living and all that, but this sits very uneasily with me.  https://www.africanmusicsafari.com.au/richard-thompson.html  What next?  Potholing in Peru with Celia Humphris? White water rafting down the Zambezi with Tír na nÓg?



I have been bemused by this since I first saw it, I however would like to suggest we campaign for the more affordable and afternoon at Chester Zoo as Ralph sing an appropriate selection form Alphabet Zoo.

Neil


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 20, 2019, 06:03:30 PM

. My question is what the heck is the Thommo / African connection?


Dudu Pukwana.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on January 20, 2019, 06:21:51 PM


. My question is what the heck is the Thommo / African connection?


Dudu Pukwana.  ;D


The chance to make money.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jim on January 20, 2019, 07:24:29 PM

Free holiday for Mr T and guest with end of holiday gig - no different than folks giving a talk on a cruise ship, or even offering special access to Cropredy for special tour groups. My question is what the heck is the Thommo / African connection?


We are all Africans.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mikec on January 21, 2019, 08:56:17 AM


Everyone's got to make a living and all that, but this sits very uneasily with me.  https://www.africanmusicsafari.com.au/richard-thompson.html  What next?  Potholing in Peru with Celia Humphris? White water rafting down the Zambezi with Tír na nÓg?



I have been bemused by this since I first saw it, I however would like to suggest we campaign for the more affordable and afternoon at Chester Zoo as Ralph sing an appropriate selection form Alphabet Zoo.

Neil


Where is the Like button when you need it  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter Allen on January 21, 2019, 11:14:39 AM

" to my ears his age hasn't impacted on his vocal ability one jot"

For confirmation of this one only needs to hear the 1967 version of Time Will Show the Wiser back to  back with the storming Cropredy 2017 version.

If you concentrate on the positives , accepting that Swarb , Martin L and Sandy from the 60's line ups are no longer with us , there's a heck of a lot of talent from '67/68 Fairport ,  still writing & performing , which should be celebrated & supported


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on January 22, 2019, 01:36:31 AM
Dudu indeed


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 22, 2019, 08:59:21 AM

Dudu indeed


My first Fairport show. I suspect Nick Logan was as unaware of Township Jazz, as were the rest of us at the time, in thinking it Carribbean.

Speaking to Joe Boyd some years ago, he suggested there is unreleased material with RT, SN & maybe DP lurking in the vault, presumably from the Mike Heron "Smiling Men With Bad Reputations" recording, or the "Dudu Phukwana & The Spears" sessions. ( https://www.flatinternational.org/template_volume.php?volume_id=233 )

If anyone should have a copy of the latter, I'd dearly love to hear it.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Peter Allen on January 23, 2019, 12:41:43 PM


Never seen this Ian Matthews vid before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4b0eIDwArM

DW
From the album 'Go for Broke', which I bought way back in 1978. I love this version of the song.


Also if you have 5 mins on youtube Mr Matthews does an incredible version of "One Day Without You" on the follow up album "Hit And Run". The song of course is a  John Martyn (another Iain) classic , so for our Iain to dismantle it and reassemble it with a piano based riff instead of JM's guitar,well ,  it's reinvented rather than "covered" in my opinion. I think it's great to find a cover of a song you love and you enjoy both equally.Immense talents at work.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on January 24, 2019, 12:32:46 PM


Dudu indeed


...the "Dudu Phukwana & The Spears" sessions. ( https://www.flatinternational.org/template_volume.php?volume_id=233 )

If anyone should have a copy of the latter, I'd dearly love to hear it.  :)

Wouldn't we all?
One song "escaped" on the Fledg'ling compilation "White Bicycles", "Church Mouse" (see below)
There seems to be a bootleg CD of that South-African release around, possibly MP3 sourced, but I haven't seen or heard it


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 24, 2019, 07:41:25 PM



Dudu indeed


...the "Dudu Phukwana & The Spears" sessions. ( https://www.flatinternational.org/template_volume.php?volume_id=233 )

If anyone should have a copy of the latter, I'd dearly love to hear it.  :)

Wouldn't we all?
One song "escaped" on the Fledg'ling compilation "White Bicycles", "Church Mouse" (see below)
There seems to be a bootleg CD of that South-African release around, possibly MP3 sourced, but I haven't seen or heard it


Cheers, I'd not come across that. Looks like one of the outakes not on the original LP. I'll add it to my wants list.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: arie on February 04, 2019, 02:54:56 PM
"Joe's Jika" of the original Dudu album is included on the 2cd "Next Stop... Soweto Vol. 3 (Giants, Ministers And Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963-1978)" If you can find a cheap copy it might be worth it, as the song is only 2:42 in length


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on February 14, 2019, 09:37:47 AM
River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 14, 2019, 10:20:13 AM

River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW


Saw this and would love to go but can’t afford it  ???


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on February 14, 2019, 10:41:17 AM
Show of Hands have done a few of these.

Quote
Complimentary use of onboard bicycles


I know these boats are on the long side, but....


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 14, 2019, 10:45:51 AM

Show of Hands have done a few of these.

Quote
Complimentary use of onboard bicycles


I know these boats are on the long side, but....


Post of the day!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 14, 2019, 10:49:29 AM

River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW
That has the potential to be fantastic!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on February 14, 2019, 11:03:04 AM
Anyone going on this, be sure to do the walking tour of Koblenz, maximum enjoyment of which can only be achieved by a visit to Das alte Brauhaus in the Old Town!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on February 14, 2019, 02:58:21 PM


River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW
That has the potential to be fantastic!


It does look great doesn't it! Oh for a lottery win. (Mind you, it'd help to actually buy a ticket)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: AdrianW on February 14, 2019, 03:19:59 PM



River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW
That has the potential to be fantastic!


It does look great doesn't it! Oh for a lottery win. (Mind you, it'd help to actually buy a ticket)

I could have bought a ticket with what I wasted on the lottery until I saw the light.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on February 14, 2019, 03:36:31 PM



River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

DW
That has the potential to be fantastic!


It does look great doesn't it! Oh for a lottery win. (Mind you, it'd help to actually buy a ticket)


:) ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 14, 2019, 06:08:14 PM
God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 14, 2019, 07:04:19 PM

God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Why do you say that?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 14, 2019, 07:15:32 PM


God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually.  Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands?  Nah.  Let's just say it's not for me.  Each to their own, though...!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 14, 2019, 07:16:49 PM

God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Oh dear, dear, dear... what a thing to say!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 14, 2019, 07:50:50 PM



God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually.  Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands?  Nah.  Let's just say it's not for me.  Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And it’s no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4*  hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added “special guest” cruises do not cost any more than a “normal “ cruise as you don’t have to go to any shows etc if you don’t want to. But as you say - each to his own


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 14, 2019, 08:06:33 PM
Ok, I respect your view, but I don’t agree with it at all.

I think it’s just a bit of fun. I don’t think it’s corporate at all - I really can’t see the chaps conforming to that extent - can anyone else who knows them? Or someone who has had contact with them recently?

I’ve looked at prices and other river cruises, especially the Rhein, (for example Viking river cruises who are widely advertising at the moment)  top the  prices of the FC cruise even before things like single supplement, trips and so on are added.

I’ve tried to be balanced about my reply rather than make sweeping generalisations.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: blagden on February 14, 2019, 08:33:03 PM

God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


It's not compulsory!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 14, 2019, 09:22:32 PM




God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually.  Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands?  Nah.  Let's just say it's not for me.  Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And it’s no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4*  hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added “special guest” cruises do not cost any more than a “normal “ cruise as you don’t have to go to any shows etc if you don’t want to. But as you say - each to his own


Wild horses couldn't make me set foot on a big cruise ship.  They genuinely disgust me (in an environmental sense) and I simply don't get the concept as 'a holiday'.  Why on earth would anyone want to 'get away from it' by spending time cooped up with thousands of others? (That's a rhetorical question btw).  I'd be stressed out of my head by it all...it would be like heading to a shopping mall to relax.  I realise these river cruisers aren't as bad as the sea ones, but I'm still no fan.  And, sorry, but the best part of £2k for a week away is a sh1t load of cash.  Or it is in the world I inhabit anyway, which is very different from that of much of the rest of the Universe, I'm sure.  And I'm also sure, we're both quite delighted about that...  ;) Don't take personal umbrage (for yourself or on behalf of anybody else).  This place is all about opinions.  I'm just sharing mine.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on February 14, 2019, 09:49:36 PM
Very nice place Cochem,we go their quite often when staying down river at Bernkastle.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 14, 2019, 10:09:07 PM





God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  :)


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually.  Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands?  Nah.  Let's just say it's not for me.  Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And it’s no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4*  hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added “special guest” cruises do not cost any more than a “normal “ cruise as you don’t have to go to any shows etc if you don’t want to. But as you say - each to his own


Wild horses couldn't make me set foot on a big cruise ship.  They genuinely disgust me (in an environmental sense) and I simply don't get the concept as 'a holiday'.  Why on earth would anyone want to 'get away from it' by spending time cooped up with thousands of others? (That's a rhetorical question btw).  I'd be stressed out of my head by it all...it would be like heading to a shopping mall to relax.  I realise these river cruisers aren't as bad as the sea ones, but I'm still no fan.  And, sorry, but the best part of £2k for a week away is a sh1t load of cash.  Or it is in the world I inhabit anyway, which is very different from that of much of the rest of the Universe, I'm sure.  And I'm also sure, we're both quite delighted about that...  ;) Don't take personal umbrage (for yourself or on behalf of anybody else).  This place is all about opinions.  I'm just sharing mine.


I’m not taking umbrage at your view but I just cannot understand how anybody can form an opinion on anything without having experienced it personally just once. I’m talking big cruise ships here not river cruises. I’ve met many people who take the same view as you but have no ide of how a cruise holiday operates or is organised. It’s like saying you don’t like festivals when you have never even been to a gig - just an analogy but I think you know what I’m saying....sorry rant over


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John From Austin on February 14, 2019, 11:09:15 PM
Going into my first and only cruise a couple of years ago, I was uncertain about the whole experience.  I was very pleasantly surprised by everything - great food, convenience, relative affordability, etc.  We were able to mingle as little or as much as we wanted to, and we never got bored.  I also got to see Alaskan glaciers, humpback whales and orcas, and the space needle in Seattle.

I'm looking forward to my next one, wherever and whenever it may be.  I don't know if I could persuade Mrs. J From A to cruise the Rhine with Fairport.  We'll see.  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 15, 2019, 06:37:15 AM

I’m not taking umbrage at your view but I just cannot understand how anybody can form an opinion on anything without having experienced it personally just once. I’m talking big cruise ships here not river cruises. I’ve met many people who take the same view as you but have no ide of how a cruise holiday operates or is organised. It’s like saying you don’t like festivals when you have never even been to a gig - just an analogy but I think you know what I’m saying....sorry rant over


That's not a rant  ;) :) You're absolutely right though, Chris.  I have this morning completely changed my mind and decided that, after all, I am merely ambivalent about nuclear war.  Bring it on.  This indecision is killing me.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on February 15, 2019, 08:36:19 AM
I'd agree about the idea of big sea cruises, partly because of the idea of being cooped up for long periods with people I may not like doesn't really appeal, but also because I start to feel a bit seasick on the ferry to Birkenhead, so venturing onto the open sea terrifies me. I could cope with a river cruise - the sight of the river banks on either side is comforting and the likelihood of icebergs or hurricanes are fairly remote. I'd rather fancy the idea of a few days in the company of Fairport, but I noticed that the 'cheapest' tickets (at £1300 pp) are already sold out - I doubt there'd be much change out of five grand after flights and spending money was added in. A bit too much for a poor Civil Servant like me.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 16, 2019, 05:55:36 PM
I love cruising... and there is no way that you are cooped up with other people,
It’s a fabulous holiday and way of seeing some bits of the world in a short time and to make the decision
To return to those places for a longer time.

Each to their own 😐🛳🛳🛳


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 16, 2019, 06:04:53 PM

I love cruising... and there is no way that you are cooped up with other people,
It’s a fabulous holiday and way of seeing some bits of the world in a short time and to make the decision
To return to those places for a longer time.

Each to their own 😐🛳🛳🛳


You and me both  ;D. Been on 15 cruises in total and 100% agree with you...you can do as little or as much as you want and wake up in a different place or country almost every day taking your 4* hotel with you! Can’t beat it


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Adam on February 16, 2019, 06:36:13 PM


I love cruising... and there is no way that you are cooped up with other people,
It’s a fabulous holiday and way of seeing some bits of the world in a short time and to make the decision
To return to those places for a longer time.

Each to their own 😐🛳🛳🛳


You and me both  ;D. Been on 15 cruises in total and 100% agree with you...you can do as little or as much as you want and wake up in a different place or country almost every day taking your 4* hotel with you! Can’t beat it


Couldn’t agree more! I was very skeptical, but we tried a cruise  for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it for all the reasons you gave. We’re off again in October half term, and I’ve just booked the transatlantic crossing for my 50th next year!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mightyglydd on February 16, 2019, 07:13:52 PM
Sounds like great fun, hope the lads stay out of the water....

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/rapid-expansion-of-wels-catfish-causing-takeover-of-german-rivers-a-878417.html

"Larger specimens have been observed to eat frogs, mice, rats, aquatic birds such as ducks and can also be cannibalistic."


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 16, 2019, 07:49:07 PM



I love cruising... and there is no way that you are cooped up with other people,
It’s a fabulous holiday and way of seeing some bits of the world in a short time and to make the decision
To return to those places for a longer time.

Each to their own 😐🛳🛳🛳


You and me both  ;D. Been on 15 cruises in total and 100% agree with you...you can do as little or as much as you want and wake up in a different place or country almost every day taking your 4* hotel with you! Can’t beat it


Couldn’t agree more! I was very skeptical, but we tried a cruise  for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it for all the reasons you gave. We’re off again in October half term, and I’ve just booked the transatlantic crossing for my 50th next year!


Brilliant Bingers and Adam,so glad it’s not just me!

🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳

Happy cruising!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: madsue on February 16, 2019, 08:36:50 PM




I love cruising... and there is no way that you are cooped up with other people,
It’s a fabulous holiday and way of seeing some bits of the world in a short time and to make the decision
To return to those places for a longer time.

Each to their own 😐🛳🛳🛳


You and me both  ;D. Been on 15 cruises in total and 100% agree with you...you can do as little or as much as you want and wake up in a different place or country almost every day taking your 4* hotel with you! Can’t beat it


Couldn’t agree more! I was very skeptical, but we tried a cruise  for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it for all the reasons you gave. We’re off again in October half term, and I’ve just booked the transatlantic crossing for my 50th next year!


Brilliant Bingers and Adam,so glad it’s not just me!

🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳

Happy cruising!




It's also my way of holidaying, especially as a solo traveller, but I like being on the sea, and so a river cruise doesn't really appeal, no matter who is on board ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 16, 2019, 08:51:30 PM
I’m not sure about a ‘big ship’ cruise - but I’m going to try one before I fully have an opinion.

As for the river cruise with FC - it just seems like fun, and after all the work with the farm and clearing the farmhouse, I reckon I deserve a spectacular treat! I’m going to add time in Amsterdam and Basel to it, so I’ll manage three of my ‘bucket list’ - Amsterdam, river cruise and Switzerland - all in one go.
 
Believe me, I fully appreciate how ‘lucky’ I am to be able to do it.
(bearing in mind that in order to have the funds to be able to do it, I’ve lost the people I loved best)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 16, 2019, 09:05:53 PM

I’m not sure about a ‘big ship’ cruise - but I’m going to try one before I fully have an opinion.

As for the river cruise with FC - it just seems like fun, and after all the work with the farm and clearing the farmhouse, I reckon I deserve a spectacular treat! I’m going to add time in Amsterdam and Basel to it, so I’ll manage three of my ‘bucket list’ - Amsterdam, river cruise and Switzerland - all in one go.
 
Believe me, I fully appreciate how ‘lucky’ I am to be able to do it.
(bearing in mind that in order to have the funds to be able to do it, I’ve lost the people I loved best)


You deserve it Diane, enjoy it for me!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: madsue on February 16, 2019, 11:49:54 PM
Enjoy it Delfina, and maybe then you will try a cruise on a big ship.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 17, 2019, 01:21:18 PM

Enjoy it Delfina, and maybe then you will try a cruise on a big ship.


All being well Sue, I’ll try a big ship cruise. I’m uncertain it’s for me - but it’d be a new experience, and I’m always up for that! I’m lucky, as I can (nearly always) enjoy things even if they don’t quite fit my expectations. Life is out there!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: madsue on February 17, 2019, 03:07:18 PM


Enjoy it Delfina, and maybe then you will try a cruise on a big ship.


All being well Sue, I’ll try a big ship cruise. I’m uncertain it’s for me - but it’d be a new experience, and I’m always up for that! I’m lucky, as I can (nearly always) enjoy things even if they don’t quite fit my expectations. Life is out there!


That's the way I feel Diane.  Some of the cruises I've been on have been better than others, but like you say, I always enjoy them and life is out there!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on February 17, 2019, 04:54:44 PM
My only comment to Daid's view is that I'd bet he#'d jump at a cruise if various bands like Trees were on board and it cost next to nothing/free.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 17, 2019, 06:30:45 PM

My only comment to Daid's view is that I'd bet he#'d jump at a cruise if various bands like Trees were on board and it cost next to nothing/free.
It’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that smaller less-well known bands could play cruises, but they would have to be supporting big names to sell spaces.

Cruise ships have to charge a lot - the expense of running a small town are phenomenal (ask Michael “Badger Killer” Eavis).


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 17, 2019, 06:52:53 PM
Whilst I didn’t go on it (unfortunately) I do know that Crosby, Stills & Nash did a couple of special trans-Atlantic cruises on Cunard a few years back  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 17, 2019, 07:11:42 PM

My only comment to Daid's view is that I'd bet he#'d jump at a cruise if various bands like Trees were on board and it cost next to nothing/free.


Well, as that's never going to happen, we'll never know.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 17, 2019, 10:23:25 PM

Whilst I didn’t go on it (unfortunately) I do know that Crosby, Stills & Nash did a couple of special trans-Atlantic cruises on Cunard a few years back  :o


“How’d you get the gig, Cros - is it a promoter thing, or through your agent?”
“Well, essentially, we really work for Cunard”
“Mate, I work pretty hard meself, no need to be like that about it...”


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 18, 2019, 07:25:57 AM


Whilst I didn’t go on it (unfortunately) I do know that Crosby, Stills & Nash did a couple of special trans-Atlantic cruises on Cunard a few years back  :o


“How’d you get the gig, Cros - is it a promoter thing, or through your agent?”
“Well, essentially, we really work for Cunard”
“Mate, I work pretty hard meself, no need to be like that about it...”


 ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 20, 2019, 01:02:06 PM
Should we be worried that Chris Leslie has decided to join a new independent group?  ;)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 22, 2019, 08:15:21 AM

Should we be worried that Chris Leslie has decided to join a new independent group?  ;)
I've no idea how he fits in all that touring and song writing as well!!!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on February 23, 2019, 05:28:53 PM
Anyone still needing Fairport by Fairport book, it's currently on sale at just £10 on the Rocket88 website here (https://rocket88books.com/collections/warehouse-sale?utm_source=Rocket+88&utm_campaign=cd29e6071b-Warehouse_sale_Gen-VBGon&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3673dcadbc-cd29e6071b-379982689&goal=0_3673dcadbc-cd29e6071b-379982689&mc_cid=cd29e6071b&mc_eid=c0f189d9c1)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 23, 2019, 08:00:07 PM

Anyone still needing Fairport by Fairport book, it's currently on sale at just £10 on the Rocket88 website here (https://rocket88books.com/collections/warehouse-sale?utm_source=Rocket+88&utm_campaign=cd29e6071b-Warehouse_sale_Gen-VBGon&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3673dcadbc-cd29e6071b-379982689&goal=0_3673dcadbc-cd29e6071b-379982689&mc_cid=cd29e6071b&mc_eid=c0f189d9c1)


Bejesus, that's some fire sale.  I'm rather tempted by the British Underground Press of the Sixties special edition.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DaviD J (was geriatrix) on February 23, 2019, 09:58:48 PM
I bought both - hefty shipping charge though.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 24, 2019, 07:32:17 AM

I bought both - hefty shipping charge though.


Both?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on February 24, 2019, 03:08:56 PM
Makes me smug I sold mine, a cloth -bound signed one, a while ago while it was still worth something.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 24, 2019, 03:16:36 PM

Makes me smug I sold mine, a cloth -bound signed one, a while ago while it was still worth something.  ;D


Me too.  I thought it was a terrible book.  Which is why I'm giving myself a right telling off for buying another copy for a tenner.  Sometimes I'm so disappointed by me...  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: DaviD J (was geriatrix) on February 25, 2019, 11:19:29 AM


I bought both - hefty shipping charge though.


Both?


Fairport and The Underground Press


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on February 25, 2019, 12:47:22 PM



I bought both - hefty shipping charge though.


Both?


Fairport and The Underground Press


Ahhh, sorry.  Being dense.  Did you go for the special edition of the latter?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 10, 2019, 11:41:48 AM
May be of interest to completists. 4-Play and When We Were Very Young. http://ebay.us/5WVpRM?cmpnId=5338273189


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on March 10, 2019, 07:45:03 PM

May be of interest to completists. 4-Play and When We Were Very Young. http://ebay.us/5WVpRM?cmpnId=5338273189


If you don't sell them both, Shane, I'll take the WWWVY off your hands.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: David W on March 20, 2019, 05:51:42 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/shortcuts/2019/mar/20/george-conway-why-kellyanne-conways-husband-is-trumps-biggest-critic

Look for the name check in this article - made me choke on my coffee.

DW


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: StephenB on March 20, 2019, 07:12:00 PM
Wow! It's a small world
but I wouldn't want to have to hoover it...


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 03, 2019, 08:07:42 AM


Happy Birthday, RT. 70 today.  :)


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on April 03, 2019, 09:00:34 AM



Happy Birthday, RT. 70 today.  :)

Indeed, wishing RT a very happy birthday.

Have a listen to my Scattering the Roots RT Birthday special here :

www.mixcloud.com/DanOgus1/scattering-the-roots-richard-thompson-special-02-04-19/


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 03, 2019, 11:31:21 AM
And he is holding a party on September 30 at the Royal Albert Hall no less!

Quote


Today, as he turns 70, Richard Thompson OBE has announced a 70th birthday celebration show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 30th 2019. This once in a lifetime concert will feature some very special guests, who will be announced in the coming weeks.

‘Please join me as I celebrate my 70th birthday with an evening of music! The venue is the Royal Albert Hall, London, the date is 30th September, there will be many guests covering 50 years plus of music and a memorable evening guaranteed.’ – Richard Thompson

Tickets on pre-sale Thursday 4th April 2019 at 10:00 am local time.


They range from £90 downwards!

Pre-sale link
https://www.alttickets.com/richard-thompson-tickets/london-royal-albert-hall/2019-09-30-18-45




Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 03, 2019, 11:55:17 AM

And he is holding a party on September 30 at the Royal Albert Hall no less!

Quote


Today, as he turns 70, Richard Thompson OBE has announced a 70th birthday celebration show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 30th 2019. This once in a lifetime concert will feature some very special guests, who will be announced in the coming weeks.

‘Please join me as I celebrate my 70th birthday with an evening of music! The venue is the Royal Albert Hall, London, the date is 30th September, there will be many guests covering 50 years plus of music and a memorable evening guaranteed.’ – Richard Thompson

Tickets on pre-sale Thursday 4th April 2019 at 10:00 am local time.



They range from £90 downwards!

Pre-sale link
https://www.alttickets.com/richard-thompson-tickets/london-royal-albert-hall/2019-09-30-18-45





It's getting silly now...  :o :-\ >:(


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on April 03, 2019, 02:52:23 PM
How far down...?  That's the question.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Jules Gray on April 03, 2019, 03:41:12 PM
Richard's been and done and priced me out, but a very happy birthday to him regardless.

Jules


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 03, 2019, 04:21:16 PM

How far down...?  That's the question.


I am told £65 by the person who is purchasing mine. I don't know if that is the lowest price or where that information comes from.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 03, 2019, 04:32:49 PM
Yes, that is the cherapest pre-sale....whether there are cheaper seats in the god seats won't be known until tomorrow when the RAH's member seats go on sale.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 03, 2019, 04:39:08 PM
As ever, too expensive especially when you have to add rail travel costs (£32 for each return) plus food & drink (probably another £20 at least) so that means £117 per ticket at least. When will artists, agents, promoters, venues etc realise not everyone an afford these types of prices...and yes I do know costs have to be covered.... >:(


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 03, 2019, 04:46:13 PM
I seem to remember the 2009 Fairport extravaganza at the Barbican being under £25 a ticket?


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John From Austin on April 03, 2019, 05:03:38 PM
I don't think I can get Mrs. J From A to the RAH on her birthday, unfortunately.  If it were MY birthday, I would be begging her to take me.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 03, 2019, 05:22:02 PM

I seem to remember the 2009 Fairport extravaganza at the Barbican being under £25 a ticket?


I would be happy to pay that....it was only 10 years ago so a price hike of 260% for the cheapest ticket is slightly more than the rate of inflation I would suggest  :o


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 03, 2019, 05:35:11 PM


I seem to remember the 2009 Fairport extravaganza at the Barbican being under £25 a ticket?


I would be happy to pay that....it was only 10 years ago so a price hike of 260% for the cheapest ticket is slightly more than the rate of inflation I would suggest  :o


That would be £32.94 today (if indeed I was correct).  Anybody got a ticket to hand?  One of the best gigs of my life, (dead centre, front row of the circle) and the one that stopped me watching the current band.  You win some, you lose some...and I still feel blessed to have been there.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 03, 2019, 05:50:51 PM
Yes sorry maths not my strong point...should have said the price has gone up 260 times....d’oh


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: mightyglydd on April 03, 2019, 06:10:02 PM

Hah ! :) RAH seems like an odd place to 'celebrate' a birthday..

The Independent,

"This summer, Thompson will be touring the UK and Ireland, playing some of his recent album 13 Rivers. Before that, he will be celebrating his 70th birthday. The word “celebrating” may be stretching it, though. “If it was up to me, I would really just crawl under a stone. There will be birthday show at London's Royal Albert Hall on 30 September, with special guests. It's a celebration which I will be reluctantly dragged to.”


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: Will S on April 03, 2019, 08:33:57 PM
Day after my birthday (not quite such a significant one), but adding in rail fares, etc, I doubt I'll be forking out for a ticket by the look of it.  Shame.


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 05, 2019, 03:27:08 PM
Closed my eyes & bitten the bullet. We shall go to the ball.  ;D


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 05, 2019, 06:09:41 PM

Closed my eyes & bitten the bullet. We shall go to the ball.  ;D


Same here. Boy did the pre-sale sell out fast!


Title: Re: Fairport Chatter
Post by: John From Austin on April 05, 2019, 09:43:11 PM


Closed my eyes & bitten the bullet. We shall go to the ball.  ;D


Same here. Boy did the pre-sale sell out fast!


Deservedly, he's a national treasure over there.  Even after so many years criss-crossing and residing in this country, however, I don't think he could sell out a U.S. venue the size of the RAH unless his special guests were Eric Clapton and Bono.