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 on: June 10, 2024, 01:07:14 PM 
Started by Dan O. - Last post by ColinB
A couple of numbers from Ben Nicholl's Duets album on this week's Off The Beaten Tracks. Tune in at 1pm or 8pm to hear...

Thea Gilmour, Ben Nicholls & Jon Boden, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Dick Gaughan, Alice Allen & Patsy Reid, Janice Burns & Jon Doran, Karine Polwart, Oka Vanga, Ben Nicholls & Fay Hield, Session A9, Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, This Is The Kit, Crosby Stills & Nash and Neil Young

https://www.internet-radio.com/station/gingerfeatherfm/

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 on: June 10, 2024, 12:24:31 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by ColinB

A last minute discovery that 'The New Radio Ballads' performed by Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews was on at Blackwood Miners Institute, just five minutes down the road, prompted me to pop down. I'm so glad I did. It was held in the downstairs bar, rather than the main auditorium, which was perfect, as it gave the evening a sort of 'folk club' feel that fitted in well with the occasion. Quite why they have chosen this year to celebrate the ballads, which were first performed in 2006, I have no idea, but who cares?


Bob and Jez are coming to the end of their Pitmen Poets tour and if you've never seen them there's the chance of watching their Keswick gig online...

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Folkscape will be Livestreaming the final gig on Tues 11th June from Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and it will then be available to watch on demand for a limited period afterwards.

Details here: https://www.folkscape.live/

Happy watching

full details/ticket links on my website gigs page:
https://www.bobfoxmusic.com/main/gig.htm

 63 
 on: June 10, 2024, 11:45:45 AM 
Started by bassline (Mike) - Last post by hendo (Dave)


Would the end of Fairport mean the end of Cropredy?
Maybe... But not necessarily.

Serious answer!
Well it wouldn’t be Fairport Conventions Cropredy Festival any more but it would be interesting to see what it would morph into.
It is arguable that that morphing has been happening for the last 20 yrs.
It has already been noted by several people that in the 90’s , even early 00’s ,Fairports were the focus of the fest, you went for their 4 hr set with friends, RT, Plant, Vikki Clayton, Chris While , Ashley etc etc.
Other acts were a bonus until it became 3 day fest and arguably, the Thursday night headliner became the pull.
The Brase is now a strong fest, could they just move on to the field and be a small fest like early Cropredies?
Probably not economically viable.
There may be another fest on the site, it’s a perfect field if farmers want to rent it out,  in future but Fairports had a relationship with the village, it is a friendly fest , Cropredy Drum n Bass Noizy Fest may not be so welcomed!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ask my neighbouring village who hosted Shambala to the extent that Shambala now keep the site secret…..!


 64 
 on: June 10, 2024, 10:53:58 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by mickf
A last minute discovery that 'The New Radio Ballads' performed by Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews was on at Blackwood Miners Institute, just five minutes down the road, prompted me to pop down. I'm so glad I did. It was held in the downstairs bar, rather than the main auditorium, which was perfect, as it gave the evening a sort of 'folk club' feel that fitted in well with the occasion. Quite why they have chosen this year to celebrate the ballads, which were first performed in 2006, I have no idea, but who cares?

They started the evening singing three Ewan MacColl songs from the original radio ballads from the late 50s/early 60s, including one of my old favourites 'Jack of All Trades', then three songs from each of the six 'new' programmes. As Jez and Julie had been part of the team that wrote them and Bob had been involved in the original performances, they were able to give plenty of background details regarding the songs' origins.

A fascinating and highly enjoyable evening that I nearly missed. So glad I browsed my emails and saw the advert for it on Friday morning.

 65 
 on: June 10, 2024, 10:26:29 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by Andy




I didn’t spot anyone….another thing I’ve just remembered, I think this is the first time that I’ve seen RT since 1991 when he didn’t play Vincent Black Lightning…


I've seen Fairport twice when they haven't played MOTL.  We should form a club...
So have I, they played "Best Wishes" instead.

...but have you ever been to a gig when they didn't play "Matty"?

 66 
 on: June 10, 2024, 09:15:25 AM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by Will S

‘Where Are All The Nice Girls?’ by up-and-coming Stiff Records funsters Any Trouble (the Canadian version featuring extra tracks “Growin’ Up” and “The Name of the Game”). Even from this distance it’s clear that the overly frantic playing has missed its mark by a good couple of years, even though some of the songs do bear positive comparisons made at the time to those of Squeeze and Elvis Costello. The next record, ‘Wheels in Motion’ - also produced by John Wood - was better, but it wasn’t until the magisterial ‘Wrong End of the Race’ - featuring rerecorded material from both albums - that they really stamped their mark on pop. Interestingly, given the discussions elsewhere about how musicians manage to make a living, only Clive Gregson is still in full-time musical employment.


I discovered Any Trouble through a friend around the time of The Wrong End Of The Race and really enjoyed them.  Then loved his duo work with Christine Collister and saw the RT band with them in a couple of times as well.  Interestingly said friend shared a train journey with Clive (by chance) around then, and said he was very dismissive of the Any Trouble albums, apart from TWEOFR.

 67 
 on: June 10, 2024, 08:55:32 AM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by davidmjs

The two French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson albums (both being CD reissues with bonus tracks) - only 1 track I don't enjoy (and that's only due to a female opera singer warbling away). Great stuff.


They're brilliant albums...warbling operatic singing et al.

 68 
 on: June 10, 2024, 08:54:41 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by davidmjs



I didn’t spot anyone….another thing I’ve just remembered, I think this is the first time that I’ve seen RT since 1991 when he didn’t play Vincent Black Lightning…


I've seen Fairport twice when they haven't played MOTL.  We should form a club...

 69 
 on: June 10, 2024, 08:38:27 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by Adam



Just back from RT at the Royal Albert Hall - phenomenal. So many special guests, and what a set list! Highlights included:

-Danny Thompson, 85, and still bossing that double bass during Al Bowley.
- the guests, including Ralph McTell, Squeeze and Crowded House, playing their hits with a beaming Richard Thompson playing along
- the hugely talented extended Thompson family, especially during Bright Lights. Linda T running over to kiss Richard at the end of the song, prompting Kami to archly say that it’s not often her parents share a stage these days!
- everyone on stage for a rousing Tear Stained Letter - I counted 8 guitars!
- finishing the set with meet on the ledge; felt very right for some reason that I can’t articulate.

Loads of other high points, but I’m too knackered to think right now!


Sounds utterly fab!

Jules


Any more Fairporters (other than DM) in attendance if not actually on stage - Simon?


I didn’t spot anyone….another thing I’ve just remembered, I think this is the first time that I’ve seen RT since 1991 when he didn’t play Vincent Black Lightning…

 70 
 on: June 10, 2024, 07:24:37 AM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by PaulT
The two French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson albums (both being CD reissues with bonus tracks) - only 1 track I don't enjoy (and that's only due to a female opera singer warbling away). Great stuff.

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