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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 09:41:35 AM »

all of our group remarked that whenever they were back in field 5 the sound was better there.

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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 07:55:24 PM »

They were excellent!  I was down the front dancing, which was the best way to cope with the rain!  But yes, the bass was too heavy down the front for them and some other acts too.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2018, 05:40:12 PM »

It is rare to see an entire band beaming with genuine joy and delight for the entire set.  That helped me endure the rain.
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2018, 10:14:55 PM »

Loved them for ages, and seen them several times. Slightly different lineup this time; never seen them with a Latin choir before. It really worked. Missed the chap with the gourd with the pole and strings in (yes, technical description that), but the choir added a whole new dimension. Think Johnny Kalsi is brilliant. If you like his drumming, look out for the Dhol foundation, where he has taken lads off the streets of London, and taught them to play the Dhol drum.

Those who know me know that I don't dance, well I did, and I felt a bit drier for it.

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2018, 10:45:52 PM »

Have seen them several times, always different but always joyful. Really loved the choir, Sanctus sent shivers down my spine. Highspot of the weekend.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2018, 03:24:47 AM »


Very good, although the sound was too boomy near the front. Much better up the field a bit. Also not sure that any band really needs four drummers!


Oh, I don't know - let's see if we can get the Dhol Foundation as well! Wonderful sound
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2018, 06:28:44 PM »

Sometimes, being right at the front is not the best place to take a photograph. A band such as this, spread out and positioned well back on the stage, present particular challenges. This is one of only a few I have kept, but it reminds me of the sheer joy exuding from them.
Their bass tech should speak to his counterpart with Legend, who managed to blow the rain away a few years ago (and set many car alarms off in Field 7...)
I do hope they return in due course.


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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2018, 06:29:40 PM »


Sometimes, being right at the front is not the best place to take a photograph. A band such as this, spread out and positioned well back on the stage, present particular challenges. This is one of only a few I have kept, but it reminds me of the sheer joy exuding from them.
Their bass tech should speak to his counterpart with Legend, who managed to blow the rain away a few years ago (and set many car alarms off in Field 7...)
I do hope they return in due course.
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2018, 06:57:05 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2018, 09:48:15 AM »


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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2018, 04:19:51 AM »

Couldn’t be helped I know, but the weather was wrong for these guys. I get the impression they are partly visual, and largely require you to be up and dancing. Both those things were dampened (literally) by the fact I was sat under my rain cape behind a sea of umbrellas.
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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2018, 10:53:19 PM »

Loved them. I’ve booked to see them in Cambridge this autumn again (saw them last year with the Dhol Foundation).
Dhol Foundation for Cropredy please. I love Johnny Kalsi
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2018, 11:03:23 PM »

Enjoy! (Jealous  Wink )
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2018, 09:56:34 AM »

They sounded fantastic, but getting really engaged with the set was difficult when totally soaked. (That and the Macaroni Cheese stall closed.)

Give them another chance next year.



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« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2018, 10:41:06 AM »


They sounded fantastic, but getting really engaged with the set was difficult when totally soaked. (That and the Macaroni Cheese stall closed.)

Give them another chance next year.




Much as I enjoyed the Afro Celts, I’m not in favour of bringing back an act the very next year. Didn’t quite work for the Pierce Brothers. Give it a few years then bring them back
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