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 on: Today at 07:36:43 AM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by davidmjs

My sad opinion is that unless the organisers get in fresh blood to book the acts to appeal to a broader age range but keeping the present values and musical variety (no problem with that , in fact it’s a big plus for me) then the festival will finish.


That seems like an impossible circle to square - it's as though you're saying they need to change the festival completely in order to appeal to the original audience.  Fresh blood booking the acts will, by default, automatically exclude the (well,the dwindling remains of) the original audience... Won't it?

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 on: Today at 06:09:07 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by Andy
Mike Pinder, the last surviving original Moody Blues member, 82

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 on: Today at 02:17:55 AM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by Bernie
Well what can I say? It seems the younger generation are very different to us. Phones out whilst watching a live show? Just enjoy the moment! Coachella, America's answer to Glasto has proved that this year, inundated with "Influencers" making a quick buck with their fashion choices, and not having a clue about the music...'Blur" comes to mind. With the tick tok crowd and music at the touch of a button, they have no idea of the anticipation of queuing to see your fave band, the rush to be at the front and then the utter enjoyment of seeing a live band with proper musicianship. With A I coming, I see the demise of live bands, think Abba, sad to think this is the future...so let us go out and enjoy live music whilst we still can. I think the expansion of the fringe has also had an effect, however a lot of stuff is now ticket only and not the freebies it used to be.  If (let's hope not) this is our last Croppers....I'll be there, not many acts are my cup of tea, but I will enjoy every moment and recall the great memories of the times I have been there. Then go home and watch holograms of bands I loved and feel sorry for this younger generation who just don't get it!!

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 on: Yesterday at 09:17:45 PM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by Adam

From a Fairport fan point of view, I think I'd now prefer a two-day indoor (Union Chapel, 900 capacity? Possibly somewhere a bit bigger - say £120 x 900 is £108k) 'festival' of Fairport and their alumni and mates.  Sell the Cropredy festival and put your feet up on that score - who needs the hassle any more.  If someone else wants to make a go of it, so be it, otherwise let the 'fringe' events have their way in the village.


This would work for me, and something that I’d love to see happen rather than slow Cropredy decline…

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 on: Yesterday at 09:05:13 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by steve-n


[quote

You're supposed to tell us when it's at the cheap price, man... Wink


 Cheesy


This was a Discogs purchase, so a one-off...not sure that counts, does it?  Wink
[/quote]

Probably not, but I couldn't resist.... Smiley

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 on: Yesterday at 08:30:12 PM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by Wandering Steve


Only been to the one so I really can't do a deep analysis. But the analysis above is probably very fair, but I wonder if the band would be damned if they went too far in the other direction-only booking acts guaranteed to bring a youth movement in, to get grumbles from people who like their music of a certain vintage. That doesn't apply to the people on this forum I hasten to add. Here is a diverse range of music fans, but using people from my own age bracket as a sampler, most would not be a fan of newer music in general. The new album from an estabilished artist, yes. But a group 2 or 3 albums in...not so sure. I fear the other aspect is that Simon's famous quote about why shouldn't there be a Fairport in 50 or 60 years from now has never happened either, so the steady as she goes approach (much as I like it musically) is not going to shake things up.


The day it tried to adapt to appeal to a very young demographic, it wouldn't be Cropredy any more.


It does need adapting though as the older demographic it currently appeals to are dying off….
It just needs a balance.
A headliner that appeals to people who are middle aged rather than old aged.
Like it or not , they are the future of the festival and need catering for , the line up this year doesn’t , sales are down and the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
This years line up appeals to pensioners and not the general public.
Il be there , the main acts do not enthrall but I love the vibe.
My sad opinion is that unless the organisers get in fresh blood to book the acts to appeal to a broader age range but keeping the present values and musical variety (no problem with that , in fact it’s a big plus for me) then the festival will finish.
I hope that doesn’t happen and it certainly doesn’t need major surgery just more thought for the age demographic.
If there was one major act that was from the 80’s playing this year I can guarantee the ticket sales would increase.
There isn’t
They aren’t

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 on: Yesterday at 08:19:07 PM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by davidmjs


Only been to the one so I really can't do a deep analysis. But the analysis above is probably very fair, but I wonder if the band would be damned if they went too far in the other direction-only booking acts guaranteed to bring a youth movement in, to get grumbles from people who like their music of a certain vintage. That doesn't apply to the people on this forum I hasten to add. Here is a diverse range of music fans, but using people from my own age bracket as a sampler, most would not be a fan of newer music in general. The new album from an estabilished artist, yes. But a group 2 or 3 albums in...not so sure. I fear the other aspect is that Simon's famous quote about why shouldn't there be a Fairport in 50 or 60 years from now has never happened either, so the steady as she goes approach (much as I like it musically) is not going to shake things up.


The day it tried to adapt to appeal to a very young demographic, it wouldn't be Cropredy any more.



It hasn't been Cropredy any more since Chris Pegg was last involved.  Or more accurately - it has been on a constant move away from what it is since that moment...the change of name crystallised that...

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 on: Yesterday at 07:08:56 PM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by Lubiloo (Lorna)

Only been to the one so I really can't do a deep analysis. But the analysis above is probably very fair, but I wonder if the band would be damned if they went too far in the other direction-only booking acts guaranteed to bring a youth movement in, to get grumbles from people who like their music of a certain vintage. That doesn't apply to the people on this forum I hasten to add. Here is a diverse range of music fans, but using people from my own age bracket as a sampler, most would not be a fan of newer music in general. The new album from an estabilished artist, yes. But a group 2 or 3 albums in...not so sure. I fear the other aspect is that Simon's famous quote about why shouldn't there be a Fairport in 50 or 60 years from now has never happened either, so the steady as she goes approach (much as I like it musically) is not going to shake things up.


The day it tried to adapt to appeal to a very young demographic, it wouldn't be Cropredy any more.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:41:09 PM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by dog-nap (Ian)
The Secret Sisters – ‘Put Your Needle Down’.  Really gives the day a lift.  I picked this up cheaply in a market in Bridport.  Produced by T Bone Burnett (and it shows)


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 on: Yesterday at 06:33:51 PM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by davidmjs
From a Fairport fan point of view, I think I'd now prefer a two-day indoor (Union Chapel, 900 capacity? Possibly somewhere a bit bigger - say £120 x 900 is £108k) 'festival' of Fairport and their alumni and mates.  Sell the Cropredy festival and put your feet up on that score - who needs the hassle any more.  If someone else wants to make a go of it, so be it, otherwise let the 'fringe' events have their way in the village.

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