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« Reply #2160 on: March 24, 2024, 01:35:41 PM »

Copied from FB for those who don't use it and might have known Mike.

The following has been copied from Ed Frost page
Michael ERWOOD 'Mike'
Mike passed away peacefully in the care of Sobell House and surrounded by his family, on 4th March 2024.
He was the much loved husband of Moira (Gainey) and an adored Dad to Katherine.
A loving brother to Tony and John and dear friend to many.
Amongst many things Mike may be remembered by the Cropredy Festival community for his many years of service, at ‘Moira's Gate’ (backstage), each year at the festival.
Fairport Convention as a band, and the Cropredy Festival crew, has always adopted a wide circle of family and friend and Mike was certainly considered one of these.
Mike's funeral service has been arranged to take place at Oxford Crematorium (St John's Chapel) on Wednesday 27th March at 1.00pm.
There will be an opportunity to make donations in Mike's memory for The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust and/or Sobell House at the funeral service, on line via www.eddfrostanddaughters or by post c/o: Edd Frost & Daughters Family Funeral Directors, 14 Canada Close, Banbury OX16 2RT.
Can we please ask that this notice be shared in the usual manner in order to inform as many people as possible of Mike's recent passing and of his forthcoming funeral arrangements.
Thank you.


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« Reply #2161 on: March 28, 2024, 09:59:15 AM »

I had mine published in the first book. I suppose this is a great way both to get content and to be assured people will buy the book. Win - win for the publishers.
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« Reply #2162 on: April 05, 2024, 05:26:41 PM »

Reading about Gerry in various places and his p!aying with Tull, Joan Armatrading etc it occured to me how he, DM.and 10cc drummer Paul Burgess have ploughed similar furrows. Was Burgess ever in line for the FC sticks does anyone know?
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« Reply #2163 on: April 17, 2024, 04:21:44 PM »

Just noticed that this is actually the Fairport font...4 years before Fairport first used it...


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« Reply #2164 on: April 21, 2024, 06:50:53 PM »

Nothing on here so far to commemorate the 21st April being the anniversary of Sandy Denny's passing.

Her daughter Georgia via Facebook  :

"𝘖𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘐 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴. 𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳, 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘵."

Here's a Scattering The Roots Sandy Denny special edition I put together in 2018, featuring some of her best work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and solo, taking in excursions with The Bunch and Led Zeppelin :

https://www.mixcloud.com/DanOgus1/scattering-the-roots-sandy-denny-special-24-04-18/
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« Reply #2165 on: April 21, 2024, 07:08:00 PM »

Thanks Dan, that is great.
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« Reply #2166 on: April 26, 2024, 08:09:37 AM »


Just noticed that this is actually the Fairport font...4 years before Fairport first used it...


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« Reply #2167 on: May 02, 2024, 01:00:48 PM »

There can't be many veterans of '87 that could still fit in this beauty...if it was bigger I'd be biting their hand off...

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« Reply #2168 on: May 02, 2024, 04:38:54 PM »

I might just be able to get it on, but then I wouldn't be able to have anything to eat or drink...
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« Reply #2169 on: May 02, 2024, 06:47:36 PM »


I might just be able to get it on, but then I wouldn't be able to have anything to eat or drink...


Effectively it's a small...really?  I'm impressed Smiley
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« Reply #2170 on: May 02, 2024, 08:41:58 PM »

38" chest would fit. Just... BUT, if it's shrunk at all over the years, I'd be permanently be breathing out (while the people around me breathe in...  Wink)
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« Reply #2171 on: May 07, 2024, 02:05:36 PM »

For those who were planning on going to Northern Kin and Cropredy...

Statement in full: Kinship. It is with a very heavy heart that we have to make this announcement but with 6 weeks to go until Northern Kin, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the date of this year's Northern Kin Festival by 8 weeks until 9th to 11th August 2024.
Those of you who attended Northern Kin last year, know how the weather had a severe impact on our previous home and that was one of the main reasons we decided to invest in a long-term home at Thornley Hall Farm. Thornley Hall is the perfect site for Northern Kin Festival and we know that with the drainage infrastructure in place, this site will withstand all sorts of weather issues for years to come. Unfortunately, due to the worst 18 months of rainfall for nearly 200 years and over 50% above average rain, across this time, the planned extensive drainage infrastructure works and other site works, have been continually held up, with an ongoing wait for a dry spell. The result of this is that the heavy machinery needed to deliver our preparatory works are unable to safely access the site to complete the works in a manner which would be deemed safe by any standard.
The team have been exhausting all options in order to run Northern Kin Festival this year but we now find ourselves with insufficient time for the groundworks team to complete these works to a satisfactory manner by mid June, that would allow ourselves to confidently run the event on this new site in a completely safe manner and to ensure the best experience for everyone possible at our new planned long-term home.
We know many of you have been with us since day one, you have been with us through good times and difficult times and as a small independent festival we kindly ask you to hold on to your tickets for a few weeks, to continue on this journey with us for Northern Kin Festival on 9th to 11th August 2024. We are in conversation with all the artists concerning the date change and will bring line up confirmation very soon.
If you are unable to make this new date, your tickets can be carried over to use at next year's 2025 Northern Kin which helps support the long-term future of the festival, or refunds can be requested in the next 30 days. All ticket holders will shortly receive an email with all options available to them.
Changing the planned date is something we never wanted to do, but the incredibly wet conditions, that have not let up for many months, have finally beaten us, and to protect the future of Northern Kin Festival, we unfortunately have to make this decision. Festivals up and down the country are facing similar issues, and with weather, the after-effects of covid and the economic climate, all battles we are facing, we have to ensure that we put on a festival of the highest quality, and these ground works will ensure that will happen, not only this August, but for many years to come.
Rest assured, over the coming 8 weeks we will be bringing you regular updates of the works as we get Thornley Hall Farm ready to be our long term home and we can’t wait to see you in 3 months time!
Thank you for standing by us
Alex – Festival Director


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« Reply #2172 on: May 29, 2024, 10:21:11 PM »

Insane number of typos and pop up ads, but here’s a thing… https://www.classicrockhistory.com/top-10-fairport-convention-songs/ Number 9’s a bit of an eye opener.
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« Reply #2173 on: May 30, 2024, 08:18:12 AM »


Insane number of typos and pop up ads, but here’s a thing… https://www.classicrockhistory.com/top-10-fairport-convention-songs/ Number 9’s a bit of an eye opener.


I had a go on social media about that.  It's a laughable list.  I'm no fan of the post-85 output of the band but even I can put my finger on literally dozens of tracks from that period more worthy of inclusion with the rest of the tracks than that.  Even Jewel in the Crown is fairly debateable...  And WKWTTG is "easily the most loved Fairport Convention song of all time".  Is it really, Skip?
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« Reply #2174 on: June 04, 2024, 05:13:00 PM »

Showing on ITV3 tonight at 8pm :

The Midsomer Murders episode "Small Mercies".

Featuring Chris Leslie, Mike Sanderson and Feast Of Fiddles' Hugh Crabtree as a folkie trio providing musical entertainment for the dragon boat race.
Sharing for anyone who hasn't seen it (and, naturally, those who wish to see it again).
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