TalkAwhile - The Folk Corporation Forum
June 26, 2019, 01:46:35 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Feast of Fiddles  (Read 2509 times)
YaBB Master (Colin)
Unelected and unaccountable
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3363
Loc: West Sussex


and mastery demands a certain style


WWW
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:16:35 PM »

Please post reviews, reports and photos in this topic.

We encourage people to 'cut & paste' anything you write on social media, as posts here will be archived for a year, rather than being lost after a few hours.
Please no 'hot-linking' or external links to anything that could just have been posted here.  

If you want to post photographs, read the 'About Photographs' topic.
Logged

but BEING PAID -- what will compare with it?
mickf
Folkcorp Guru 2nd Dan
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1301
Loc: Barry, South Wales



« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 04:23:58 PM »

Nice set - I'd not seen them live before, but I was impressed.
Logged

If I had all the money I've spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink!
Will S
A twinset of librarians
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2126
Loc: near Aldbrickham, in the Royal County



« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 04:33:49 PM »

I have seen them before, and wasn't quite as impressed as I had hoped I would be.  Maybe because they were showcasing stuff from the new album, which I didn't know yet (though I have bought it)?  Still enjoyable, though.
Logged

All the diamonds in the world
That mean anything to me,
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea
(Bruce Cockburn)
Jim
Klaatu barada nikto
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 7642
Loc: manchester


Here To Help


« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 08:52:56 PM »


I have seen them before, and wasn't quite as impressed as I had hoped I would be.  Maybe because they were showcasing stuff from the new album, which I didn't know yet (though I have bought it)?  Still enjoyable, though.

it felt like half a normal FoF show to me and they ditched some of the usual show stoppers,
personally, if they don't do "battle of the somme" i cry.
i cried Cry
Logged

The Dude abides
Gouty (Gary)
still struggling with the theme to Bagpuss
Folkcorp Guru
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 556


« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:26:49 PM »

That segue from 'March of the Siamese Children' into 'Kashmir' was awesome. Chris should unleash his inner Percy more often.
Logged
Andy
Brain half the size of a planet
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774
Loc: South West Wales


Not Perfect. Never Claimed To Be.


WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:16:51 AM »

Kashmir was the highlight, by a country mile. Some of the other stuff was pedestrian, but who cares? Kashmir! Coo!
Logged

See What I did in 2018  for a selection of my photos.
flossiefiddler
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 14


« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 09:17:32 AM »

After listening to one of the FCC 2017 set lists on Spotify I didn't think I would enjoy these. Strings of folk tunes played ad nauseous in unison don't really do it for me. However, it wasn't a true representation of what I heard at the festival.

It was very varied, and I especially enjoyed the bluesy stuff.
Logged
mickf
Folkcorp Guru 2nd Dan
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1301
Loc: Barry, South Wales



« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 10:24:18 AM »


Chris should unleash his inner Percy more often.

Ooer missis!  Fez
Logged

If I had all the money I've spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink!
Paul
I've Got A Bike
Local Moderator
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4093
Loc: Hampshire


I was a fair young curate then.


WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:03:29 PM »

I didn't enjoy feat of fiddles the previous time they were on, as I found them too samey, and most of the fiddle parts were in unison. What a change this time, amazing variety of different genres of music. Kashmir was the best, but liked some of the cinema and show themes as well.

Paul
Logged

Chris Dennis
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 23
Loc: Perranporth, Cornwall


« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 05:53:08 PM »

Only seen them once before at a previous Cropredy and they didn't make much of an impression that time.  

This time they were the band I 'discovered' with so much variety with the fiddles complimenting the other instruments rather than dominating.  The sax and clarinet (or was it a tenor sax) added so much to the sound.  I thought Pirates of the Caribbean sounded familiar and suddenly it went into a Wishbone Ash riff which I couldn't place until it finally came to me as the one from Phoenix.

Must catch the April tour next year or go to the New Forest Folk Fest which the are already booked for.
Logged

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Jim
Klaatu barada nikto
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 7642
Loc: manchester


Here To Help


« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 11:58:50 PM »

Soprano sax, the straight one, I think
Logged

The Dude abides
Bridgwit (Bridget)
I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 4996
Loc: South Wales



« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 01:40:08 AM »


That segue from 'March of the Siamese Children' into 'Kashmir' was awesome. Chris should unleash his inner Percy more often.
Agreed. It was sublime. A Festival moment for me  Smiley
Logged

Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.129 seconds with 19 queries.