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« on: August 12, 2018, 02:46:50 PM »

I thought these guys were excellent. Great musicianship, varied set, and a charismatic leader who seemed to really connect with the crowd. Good to see Ciaran Algar cropping up again on the fiddle as well. I don't often buy CDs these days, what with Spotify and whatnot, but they scooped my one 'for old times sake' purchase.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »

Agree, they were lots of fun. Ciaran was quieter than I have ever seen him but musically he was as good as ever.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »

They were excellent.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 03:23:22 PM »

They were excellent with great playing, songs and vocals. Loved them
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 07:25:02 PM »

One of the few acts I hadnít seen and was really looking forward to, given their reputation. They didnít disappoint. A great set which flew by and seemed very short. Will certainly try to see them again.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 09:12:44 PM »

Never heard of them, but I rated them as one of the top turns of the festival. I was down at the front for their whole set.
Brilliantly sharp musicianship and really clear vocals.


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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 09:20:12 PM »

Blimey how wide is the banjo players hand in that pic? His fingers are covering 6 frets (or maybe it looks extreme to me due to my short stubby fingers  Smiley )
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 01:39:26 AM »

Great band. A bit Seth Lakeman but Iím a big fan of his so that wasnít an issue. Would love to see them again in a smaller venue.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 01:06:23 PM »

I have been a big fan of, and advocate for, Sam Kelly for about three years now, since I first came across him in The Changing Room.  So I had high hopes and wasn't disappointed!  They were excellent and will hopefully have gained a lot of new fans from this.  I was a little worried about how they'd come across on the big stage, but they really nailed it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »


I have been a big fan of, and advocate for, Sam Kelly for about three years now, since I first came across him in The Changing Room. †So I had high hopes and wasn't disappointed! †They were excellent and will hopefully have gained a lot of new fans from this. †I was a little worried about how they'd come across on the big stage, but they really nailed it.


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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »


I have been a big fan of, and advocate for, Sam Kelly for about three years now, since I first came across him in The Changing Room. †So I had high hopes and wasn't disappointed! †They were excellent and will hopefully have gained a lot of new fans from this. †I was a little worried about how they'd come across on the big stage, but they really nailed it.


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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 10:43:08 PM »


Great band. A bit Seth Lakeman but Iím a big fan of his so that wasnít an issue. Would love to see them again in a smaller venue.


Saw them in a small church just before Christmas and they were wonderful there. Fourth time for me and I would go again tomorrow if they were on. I know a lad who follows them all over the country.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 12:11:59 AM »

Thoroughly enjoyed the set by Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys and eagerly snapped up their latest "Pretty Peggy" album for signing. Impressed by this since I returned, I have now sent off for the previous "Lost Boys" CD. However, I noticed this also didn't contain a song I particularly liked from the Cropredy performance. Thanks to the following set list posted on www.setlist.fm, I found this is called "Hickathrift" and is on the earlier "Spokes" EP. Although no longer available on CD, I downloaded from Amazon and again highly recommend. These lads remind me of another excellent band- Tarras- who hail from the north-East and reform for occasional gigs.    

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys Cropredy setlist:-

Crash On The Levee
Hickathrift
The Golden Vanity
If I Were A Blackbird
Spokes
Gwrello Glaw
Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits cover)  
The Keeper
Greenland Whale
The Close Shave
Shy Guy's Serve
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 09:12:28 AM »

Wasn't Dullahan in there too somewhere?

For those who are interested, Gwrello Glaw is on The Changing Room's Picking Up The Pieces album.  Also highly recommended.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 11:26:36 AM »

Thanks Will. Looking forward to listening to more material from the Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and will also keep a look out for live gigs. Part of the magic of Cropredy is the variety of styles and material on offer and getting into new bands/singers. Enjoyed the whole three days- saw the whole of every set and was down at the front for a good part of it!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2018, 08:46:57 PM »

Certainly enjoyed this set, although possibly not quite up to the hype I had heard.

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2018, 11:04:50 PM »

Yes, very much enjoyed them, and will seek them out in future.
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »

Saw them twice this summer, once at folk by the oak and once at Cropredy. Both excellent performances but Cropredy was better by far - we've had their music playing since we got back. They are clearly great musicians and clearly have the talent for breathing life into folk songs and tunes
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