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« Reply #200 on: February 01, 2017, 07:42:37 PM »


Whatever to Ahab (not the Scandinavian thrash metallers as once featured in the Butlins Folk Weekend publicity) young, vibrant, fun and talented who deserved to go far?


Ahab are on hold at present.

Dave Burn, the rhythm guitarist and main singer in ahab, has a full length so cd 'Arizona' out next month I believe. He's on tour with Cropredy fave Ben Folke Thomas either this month or in March..

Dave is also guitarist and harmonies in bassist Seebs Llewelyn's newish band Orphan Colours. Seebs plays rhythm and some lead guitar in this band having passed the bass on.
They've got an ep available now, the title of which I've forgotten.  
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« Reply #201 on: February 01, 2017, 08:25:57 PM »

I thought the Cave Brothers were leads in ahab?

Anyway, you'll find Greg in TradArrr. I think his brother has gone quiet?
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« Reply #202 on: February 01, 2017, 09:26:22 PM »

So much talent out there.

Dave if your festival doesn't need mega stars then book some of these ( I am sure you know them all) who have really impressed me in recent years,

If it doesn't clash with mu UEFA football commitments I will come  along and drag Chris and Deanna too..
In no particular order;

Tankus the Henge
Cattle and Cain
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Patch and the Giant
The Hawthornes

Would all float my boat.We are all so lucky , so much talent.
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« Reply #203 on: February 01, 2017, 10:50:24 PM »

Would love to see Tankus at Cropredy  Smiley
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« Reply #204 on: February 02, 2017, 08:59:56 AM »

Not exactly folk but great summer time music I would recommedn Freds House - they played Gerry Colvins Knitted Festival  and were brilliant.

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« Reply #205 on: February 02, 2017, 09:05:28 AM »


Not exactly folk but great summer time music I would recommedn Freds House - they played Gerry Colvins Knitted Festival  and were brilliant.

DW

Seconded. I saw them at a local Arts Centre last year and they were terrific. More country-rock than folk, but would fit in well on many festival bills. They sertainly know how to connect with an audience.

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« Reply #206 on: February 02, 2017, 10:52:22 AM »




Any hot tips for acts likely to break through to folky stardom? I'd plump for Sam Kelly in one band or another, or Blackbeard's Tea Party, which is probably the kiss of death for both as a few years ago my hot tips were Ahab, Wheeler Street and Something Nasty in the Woodshed, all of whom I saw do storming festival sets.


I put Something Nasty ITWS on as headliners at our Gloostonbury Fest in 2009,
Stonking set , had a field bouncing. Lovely fellas too.
As I understand it it just became financially unviable, work commitments, travel etc.
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« Reply #207 on: March 05, 2017, 06:23:46 AM »

Found a couple of small-ish festivals Sept /Oct with pretty good bills (Mighty Doonans, Dougie McLean, Vent du Nord and Vin Garbutt all float my boat):

http://www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
http://www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/

Will probably go to one of these - anyone been to them in previous years?

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« Reply #208 on: March 05, 2017, 08:08:36 PM »

I went to Banbury a long time ago. I don't remember much, other than enjoying wRants in the rain.
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« Reply #209 on: March 07, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »


Found a couple of small-ish festivals Sept /Oct with pretty good bills (Mighty Doonans, Dougie McLean, Vent du Nord and Vin Garbutt all float my boat):

http://www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
http://www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/

Will probably go to one of these - anyone been to them in previous years?



I went to Bromyard a few years ago and loved it.  All-seater concert marquee, good food, late-night comedy in the rugby(?) club.  Lots of events in the town, which is very pretty and within easy walking distance.  Huge selection of local ciders (I remember trying one that looked like Guinness).  The only downside was the weather.  It was a bit late in the season, the campsite was rather exposed, and at night it was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g.  If I was going again, I would probably try and find some indoors accommodation.

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« Reply #210 on: March 08, 2017, 12:29:48 PM »

Jurassic Fields Festival in Bridport have announced most of their line up http://jurassicfields.com 14th -15th July

Willie and the Bandits, Steve Knightly, Tankus the Henge, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer amoung others.

Nice little 2 day festival located in the area where they film Broadchurch , reasonably priced beer, interesting selection of food stalls, no festival camping but the area is awash with b&b , caravan and camping sites.

Best thing for me is I can walk to it from home !
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« Reply #211 on: April 28, 2017, 01:57:19 PM »

"Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences"...  Undecided

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39743303/fyre-festival-turns-from-luxury-to-disaster-with-ticket-holders-stranded-in-bahamas

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« Reply #212 on: April 28, 2017, 03:48:35 PM »


"Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences"...  Undecided

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39743303/fyre-festival-turns-from-luxury-to-disaster-with-ticket-holders-stranded-in-bahamas



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« Reply #213 on: May 04, 2017, 03:23:36 AM »

Couldn't find the original post about this one so I thought I'd plonk it here.... Anyone going to the BIG WHISTLE FESTIVAL IN BURY at the weekend?

http://themet.biz/bigwhistle/

Looks more like a bagpipes than a whistle festival, but no harm in that! Luckily my sister lives near a tram stop so I'm coming over to do the weekend on a tram rover ticket. Paid up for Lankum/Lynched (Yaayy +++) in a main gig and a pub session; Skerryvore; Calan; Peatbog Faeries, and a couple more local turns. The Folk Awards best duo winners Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton have unfortunately sold out but I'll try for a cancellation.

Looking good.  Anyone else going - I'd love to meet up for a pre-Cropredy pint or a natter...
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« Reply #214 on: May 08, 2017, 12:06:31 AM »

Well I'm back from this and have to say it was a lovely, enjoyable couple of days with a small but committed crowds. Nice venue with very pleasant and helpful staff.

My highlight - (no surprise!) Lankum (ex Lynched) were good as ever - and then after they did a lovely instrument-free (just the songs) informal workshop/performance in the adjacent pub teasing out the history of the music hall songs archive they plunder, and its fascinating relationship with the folk tradition. As well as a sh*t-hot band intensely dedicated to their craft, thoroughly laid back and lovely people.

Then a few I've seen before at Cropredy, but in a different light (light show + smoke vs sunny August afternoon...)

Calan - wow, they've grown up and blossomed - folk-trad music with a very different feel due to a) the heavy Welsh input, and b) the harp as a leading instrument (maybe the only portable harp playing I've ever seen).

Will Pound and Eddie Jay - Bohemian music with a virtuoso harmonica backed by an equally virtuoso accordionist. Incredibly technically brilliant, but ultimately a bit soulless for me.

Then the two headliners - Peatbog Faeries night 1, and Skerryvore night 2. The Peatbogs were intensely energy-laden pulsating acid house throbbing beat double bagpipe mayhem - with a pyrotechnic light and smoke show to match. Ultimately let down IMO by their strange style of sticking to the same dance tune for every different set (ie not building up a number around two or three different dance tunes, key changes, etc). Ultimately that made it for me that, energy-laden as it was, it ultimately all sounded the same.

Skerryvore, on the other hand, had the same amount of energy, the same double-bagpipe power factor, but had an infinitely wider variety in their tunes and within individual sets (and they did a lot of songs as well). As was mentioned, there is a big crossover with Runrig fans for obvious reasons.

So all in all, a lovely weekend with a small but energetic and appreciative crowd. I'm a happy bunny for a while...
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« Reply #215 on: May 08, 2017, 10:09:33 AM »

I love the Peatbogs but I agree their music does tend to sound the same.

I don't know anything about Skerryvore so I'm off to YouTube to do my homework!  Cheesy
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« Reply #216 on: June 03, 2017, 08:00:04 AM »

Over here, the Rock am Ring festival at Nuerburgring was evacuated last night for a serious terror threat (last year it was hit by lightning!) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/02/rock-festival-germany-suspended-due-terror-threat/

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« Reply #217 on: August 19, 2017, 10:48:45 AM »

Heading off to Purbeck next Saturday for a look any TAWs going https://www.facebook.com/purbeck.folk/posts/880053195490799
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« Reply #218 on: August 19, 2017, 11:04:23 AM »

Not much on that list that does it for me.

But Patch and the Giant are very very good.
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« Reply #219 on: August 27, 2017, 03:04:37 PM »

What's left this year then and what are peep's plans?
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