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Title: Fringe gigs
Post by: colin h on July 10, 2018, 10:29:58 AM
Brasenose :-

Sat Aug 4 (9 pm)~ Julie July Band

Mon Aug 6 (8 pm) ~ Gerry Colvin

Tue Aug 7 (8 pm) ~ 15 String Trio (Ft PJ Wright)

Wed Aug 8 (8 pm) ~ Vikki Clayton

Thur Aug 9 (12 – 10 pm) 12 noon ~ I am Sam / 2 pm ~ Clarion / 4 pm ~ Merry Hell /   8 pm ~ Doozer Mcdooze

Fri Aug 10  (12 – 10 pm) 12 noon ~ Keshanadram / 2 pm ~ Kaprekar’s Constant /          4 pm ~ Zal Cleminsons Sindogs / 8 pm ~ Pete Watkins Originals

Sat Aug 11  (12 – 6 pm) 12 noon ~ Cold Norton / 2 pm ~ A leatherat Reunion /                4 pm ~ Spank the Monkey

Sun Aug 12  (12 – 3.30 pm) 12 noon ~ Iota / 2 pm ~ Red Shoes

Can't find any info about the Red Lion yet.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 10, 2018, 11:34:35 AM
Thanks for posting this!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Adam on July 10, 2018, 02:33:23 PM
Ooh - Clarion! I enjoyed them when they graced the ‘main’ stage a few years back..


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Chris on July 10, 2018, 02:47:58 PM
Didn't they play the fringe last year?


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Adam on July 10, 2018, 06:30:09 PM

Didn't they play the fringe last year?

Did anyone here see them? Is it the original lineup?


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 10, 2018, 06:41:20 PM


Didn't they play the fringe last year?

Did anyone here see them? Is it the original lineup?


I'm sure it's on here somewhere, but as I recall it, it's not but it has plenty of original members.  I really liked them back in the day...


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 10, 2018, 09:35:14 PM
Recycling this thread for - yes you’ve guessed it! Fringe gigs - gigs in the fringe of Cropredy.

I’ll start with The Skalectrics, a north Oxford band currently playing in Field 8. Bloody ska-tastic!!  [;-)  [;-) they’re in the Red Lion tomorrow too. Must dash - I need to dance!!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 10, 2018, 10:27:06 PM



Didn't they play the fringe last year?

Did anyone here see them? Is it the original lineup?


I'm sure it's on here somewhere, but as I recall it, it's not but it has plenty of original members.  I really liked them back in the day...


Just to resolve this, given that they said that they had not played together for 20 years and this was only their second gig after reforming, I am guessing that they did not play at the fringe last year.

And yes, as far as I can tell he 5 musicians were all original members, though I think they were a 6 piece first time round. And they were bloomin' marvellous yesterday.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Jim on August 11, 2018, 09:40:50 AM
Any word on Zal Cleminson?


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Albie on August 12, 2018, 02:03:24 PM
Clarion were very enjoyable on thursday. Nice beer, good weather, terrific music. Very waspy though, stripy little bar stewards.

Being a relative newcomer to this folk malarkey (about 20 years), I knew nowt about the band, so a nice surprise. Saw nothing else at the Brase or Lion.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Adam on August 12, 2018, 02:57:19 PM
Clarion were in great form. V happy to hear them after a long break!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: spooley (Simon) on August 12, 2018, 05:23:51 PM

Any word on Zal Cleminson?


I was there! We tore ourselves away after the first few numbers from Cregan & Co's rather good set of Rod Stewart/Faces numbers in the main field and went along to the Brasenose where Sindogs were in full flow. Very loud, noisy, grunge-y guitar tunes (mostly unfamiliar to me) but very good. Several songs based on stories from the bible, and the most recognisable word from the lyrics was "blood", which may give some idea of the set content - certainly not light sing-a-long material.

Not unexpectedly, Zal Cleminson is older, greyer and larger (much like many of the audience, particularly me!) but some of his moves, body language and guitar posturing was recognisable from the latex-clad fellow on SAHB's Top of the Pops performances.

After explaining he didn't really want to feature "old" material, but he'd been badgered by fans..., he launched into a superb "Isobel Gaudie.

The finale was a very fine version of "Framed".

I'm very glad I was able to see him, and I'd certainly go again were he to tour.

Simon.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Jim on August 12, 2018, 05:32:56 PM
Thanks Simon.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: David W on August 12, 2018, 05:45:16 PM
One word:

LEATHERAT

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 12, 2018, 06:29:15 PM

One word:

LEATHERAT

 ;D ;D ;D


Two words Merry Hell. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: David W on August 12, 2018, 06:32:07 PM
So how would we feel about a main stage Saturday with Clarion, Leatherat, Vikki Clayton, Iota, Merry Hell, Leatherat, Spank the Monkey and Fairport?

DW


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Steve.Marlow on August 12, 2018, 06:34:40 PM
Went to the Brasenose to see Sin Dogs, excellent.
Merry Hell, also excellent.
And Spank the Monkey,  a very, very good band.
Well done Brasenose.
At this rate, you will be overtaking the main stage with 'have to see' acts!
🎼🎶🎵🤘


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Adam on August 12, 2018, 06:35:45 PM

So how would we feel about a main stage Saturday with Clarion, Leatherat, Vikki Clayton, Iota, Merry Hell, Leatherat, Spank the Monkey and Fairport?

DW


Works for me, Sir!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 12, 2018, 06:35:54 PM

So how would we feel about a main stage Saturday with Clarion, Leatherat, Vikki Clayton, Iota, Merry Hell, Leatherat, Spank the Monkey and Fairport?

DW


Sounds good to me.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: David W on August 12, 2018, 06:39:06 PM


So how would we feel about a main stage Saturday with Clarion, Leatherat, Vikki Clayton, Iota, Merry Hell, Leatherat, Spank the Monkey and Fairport?

DW


Sounds good to me.


Note we get Leathetat twice!!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Addie on August 12, 2018, 06:41:37 PM
Only caught the back end of Leatherat's set, absolutely stormed it. They are so missed.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: MarkV on August 12, 2018, 07:05:03 PM

Only caught the back end of Leatherat's set, absolutely stormed it. They are so missed.

I believe they are at Weyfest next weekend.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Addie on August 12, 2018, 07:07:57 PM


Only caught the back end of Leatherat's set, absolutely stormed it. They are so missed.

I believe they are at Weyfest next weekend.


Yup, think that maybe an acoustic trio gig though.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: mikec on August 12, 2018, 07:28:05 PM
Merry Hell were absolutely outstanding. Petition to Gareth I think. They would go down a storm on that there field.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 12, 2018, 07:49:03 PM

Merry Hell were absolutely outstanding. Petition to Gareth I think. They would go down a storm on that there field.
Apparently Gareth doesn't like people asking for Merry Hell . I spoke to one regular who had been warned off. Very sad.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 12, 2018, 08:45:33 PM


Merry Hell were absolutely outstanding. Petition to Gareth I think. They would go down a storm on that there field.
Apparently Gareth doesn't like people asking for Merry Hell . I spoke to one regular who had been warned off. Very sad.


Wtf is that all about??!!


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Albie on August 12, 2018, 08:46:09 PM

So how would we feel about a main stage Saturday with Clarion, Leatherat, Vikki Clayton, Iota, Merry Hell, Leatherat, Spank the Monkey and Fairport?

DW


That would be good, but instead of making Leatherat play twice, bring on Treebeard who played somewhere or other this weekend. And didn't Winter Wilson play somewhere as well?


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Andy on August 12, 2018, 08:47:53 PM
We enjoyed Merry Hell a lot.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 12, 2018, 08:51:03 PM



Merry Hell were absolutely outstanding. Petition to Gareth I think. They would go down a storm on that there field.
Apparently Gareth doesn't like people asking for Merry Hell . I spoke to one regular who had been warned off. Very sad.


Wtf is that all about??!!
Told by a couple of regular posters. Don't know whether I'm livid or very sad.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 12, 2018, 08:58:35 PM
Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on August 12, 2018, 09:00:43 PM
I am sad about lack of booking Merry Hell. Everyone I spoke to said they would go down a storm on the main stage. We live in hope.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 12, 2018, 09:05:26 PM

Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...
They are not political they believe in humanity, compassion and fair play.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 13, 2018, 06:52:30 AM


Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...
They are not political they believe in humanity, compassion and fair play.


Don't kid yourself.  They very much are political (and that's a good thing).


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 13, 2018, 09:17:21 AM


Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...
They are not political they believe in humanity, compassion and fair play.

All those things are political :o


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 13, 2018, 11:56:22 AM



Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...
They are not political they believe in humanity, compassion and fair play.

All those things are political :o


Sadly I have to agree with you.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 13, 2018, 12:48:41 PM



Very weird.  Perhaps they have too much energy?  Or maybe his politics don't gel with theirs?  I'd love to know...
They are not political they believe in humanity, compassion and fair play.

All those things are political :o


But no more so than Oysterband or Show of Hands or The Levellers or any number of other acts that have graced the Cropredy stage on multiple occasions so it is hard to believe that is the problem (if indeed there is one).


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: kevin on August 13, 2018, 02:28:03 PM
Merry hell were the best .
Never seen them before, but every song was vibrant and had ALL DANCING. .

I would just like to say something though about the fringe.....

It needs better control, which should be the pubs duty, and the village needs to sort this as parking was out of hand.
It attracts a lot of casual none fairporters, and will create a problem We the villagers don't need.

The main event as ever is pure class and is brilliantly controlled.

kevin


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: David W on August 13, 2018, 02:31:37 PM

Merry hell were the best .
Never seen them before, but every song was vibrant and had ALL DANCING. .

I would just like to say something though about the fringe.....

It needs better control, which should be the pubs duty, and the village needs to sort this as parking was out of hand.
It attracts a lot of casual none fairporters, and will create a problem We the villagers don't need.

The main event as ever is pure class and is brilliantly controlled.

kevin


Interesting comment as on the Saturday we thought there was very little traffic compared to previous years in the village.

DW


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: Chris Dennis on August 13, 2018, 02:31:50 PM
Kaprekar's Constant at The Brasenose and Tree Top Flyers at Field 8 were my stand out fringe performances out of the few I saw at least.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: kevin on August 13, 2018, 02:56:34 PM


Merry hell were the best .
Never seen them before, but every song was vibrant and had ALL DANCING. .

I would just like to say something though about the fringe.....

It needs better control, which should be the pubs duty, and the village needs to sort this as parking was out of hand.
It attracts a lot of casual none fairporters, and will create a problem We the villagers don't need.

The main event as ever is pure class and is brilliantly controlled.

kevin


Interesting comment as on the Saturday we thought there was very little traffic compared to previous years in the village.

DW


Perhaps it depends on Your perspective?
I didn't fortunately need to drive out of the village, as I couldn't have.

Life in this village carries on as normal during the event, that means anything could occur.

The sound system at the brase was excellent, but very loud, there are many elderly and young live here.

It simply needs balance and control, a no parking zone for the whole village may be best with passes for residents and their visitors .

All who live in Crops are grateful and welcome all as family, but there is a large influx attracted by the fringe who are not as familiar with the workings of the event as the vast majority who wear wrist bands.


There are plenty of fields where parking could be arranged and payed for by those not attending the main event, and IMHO the pubs should organise this.


Kevin


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 13, 2018, 04:18:33 PM


It simply needs balance and control, a no parking zone for the whole village may be best with passes for residents and their visitors .

All who live in Crops are grateful and welcome all as family, but there is a large influx attracted by the fringe who are not as familiar with the workings of the event as the vast majority who wear wrist bands.



I am really surprised that isn't already the case. I assumed it was. It would never have occurred to me that it may be possible to park a car on the streets in Cropredy during the festival.

I think a fair number of the unwristbanded are probably people like me who are actually familiar with the main festival who have chosen not to attend in a particular year but still want to take in a bit of the vibe. I came on the bus from Banbury on Thursday and had expected to be the only person on the return journey at 6.45pm so I was surprised to find that there were actually quite a few of us.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: PaulT on August 13, 2018, 07:32:19 PM
I was on that bus, Al! I had the best part of an hour to kill, so wandered around Banbury and had a burger(!) before heading back over to the station.


Title: Re: Fringe gigs
Post by: stevegayton on August 13, 2018, 07:54:31 PM
Some friends of mine wandered up to the brasenose from their boat on the Oxford. They're going to buy tickets and come to the main festival next year as a result of what they saw in the village. Also I was delighted to see Clarion play. The whole of their '93 set is on Youtube and I've watched often. They were fantastic and wouldn't it be great to see them up on the big stage again?