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« Reply #240 on: August 15, 2019, 11:45:01 PM »



†Can't recall if they actually headlined but Hayseed Dixie were great!

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They should have headlined but didn't. I think, but might be getting mixed up, that UB40 headlined that night - I lasted 20 minutes. I obviously wasn't feelin' irie. †Roll Eyes



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« Reply #241 on: August 16, 2019, 08:39:10 AM »

Judging from the quantity of Cropredy soil that's just fallen off my car, into my drive, the fields must be being slowly eroded away.  Undecided
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« Reply #242 on: August 16, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »



Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...


I'm vetoing the no country rule. Steve Earle would be great for example. Or Lucinda Williams.


Steve Earle would be great, but we saw Lucinda Williams at Wickham and, if that was a representative set, with all amps and instruments turned up to 11, then I'll pass next time...
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« Reply #243 on: August 16, 2019, 10:22:06 AM »




†Can't recall if they actually headlined but Hayseed Dixie were great!

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They should have headlined but didn't. I think, but might be getting mixed up, that UB40 headlined that night - I lasted 20 minutes. I obviously wasn't feelin' irie. †Roll Eyes



found it... †2016, thursday. †They preceded madness who were very unengaged I felt.

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Ah, well, I wasn't there in 2016. It was 2011 I was thinking of. Hayseed Dixie followed by UB40 as headliners. Should have been the other way round - or UB40 shouldn't have been there at all.
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« Reply #244 on: August 16, 2019, 05:59:16 PM »

How about Lindisfarne and The Men They Couldn't Hang ? Plenty of quality songs with memorable rousing melodies from two bands on top form.  
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« Reply #245 on: August 16, 2019, 06:08:28 PM »

Lindisfarne and Mark Knopfler are my top two.
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« Reply #246 on: August 16, 2019, 06:27:19 PM »

Arcade Fire 'acoustic'..(yes they can, tis a delight )

Schedule permitting they might be tempted to do something different. + no heavy gear required.

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« Reply #247 on: August 16, 2019, 06:35:12 PM »


Arcade Fire 'acoustic'..(yes they can, tis a delight )


If you have Arcade Fire there, you're going to want them plugged in....
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« Reply #248 on: August 16, 2019, 06:45:02 PM »

As I said, something different....

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« Reply #249 on: August 17, 2019, 08:31:01 AM »

Am I right in thinking that, apart from RT (who is a special case and playing further dates in Europe anyway), there were no US-based acts on the bill this year? Which perhaps reflects the cost of getting them to Cropredy and the reduced likelihood of seeing them there in the future (unless they already happen to be in the area).
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« Reply #250 on: August 17, 2019, 08:38:23 AM »

Don't forget there are often clauses in contracts which forbid bands to play within a certain radius of a venue/festival for a certain amount of time. That can often prevent a performance...
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« Reply #251 on: August 17, 2019, 09:20:25 AM »


Judging from the quantity of Cropredy soil that's just fallen off my car, into my drive, the fields must be being slowly eroded away. †Undecided


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« Reply #252 on: August 18, 2019, 12:51:07 PM »


Lindisfarne and Mark Knopfler are my top two.


Either or both of those would suit me fine.  Along with Camel too.
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« Reply #253 on: August 18, 2019, 03:29:47 PM »



Lindisfarne and Mark Knopfler are my top two.


Either or both of those would suit me fine. †Along with Camel too.

I was lucky enough to see the original line up of Lindisfarne, 1973(!)@ Man Uni , with the inimitable Alan Hull. Since his death they have never been Lindisfarne for me.
 I know Fairport have only 1 original member Fairport have morphed into different bands through line up changes,but I do struggle with bands who have few original members  I know Simonís theory that it is like an orchestra and other members come in but for me a band is an organic beast , the sum of itís members....the WHO , without Moon and then without Entwhistle were certainly not the WHO....but this is only personal opinion.
Strangely I love the Waterboys , who have had more members than most but then it is really the Mike Scott band...a new band every time ,,,,,,usually with the Ďman who fiddlesí of course.
I saw the new lineup of Steeleye recently who were stunning and I just thought of them as a completely new, reinvigorated band with Maddy as the only link to the past.
So perhaps it is bands who replace players and become their own tribute band I have probs with.
But Tull has to have Martin Barre....etc etc.
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« Reply #254 on: August 18, 2019, 03:35:55 PM »

Lindisfarne have been so abjectly awful at times along the way (all those party albums/collaborations with Gazza etc etc etc) that just hearing anybody playing their wonderful stuff, especially if they're connected to the past in a tangible sense is a joy...

Fairport's longest serving member, of course, is Peggy, not Simon.  

It really does vary from band to band.  I don't have a problem with Fairport with one original member but I do with Status Quo or the Beach Boys.  Go figure.
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« Reply #255 on: August 18, 2019, 03:45:49 PM »


Lindisfarne have been so abjectly awful at times along the way (all those party albums/collaborations with Gazza etc etc etc) that just hearing anybody playing their wonderful stuff, especially if they're connected to the past in a tangible sense is a joy...

Fairport's longest serving member, of course, is Peggy, not Simon. †

It really does vary from band to band. †I don't have a problem with Fairport with one original member but I do with Status Quo or the Beach Boys. †Go figure.

Absolutely Dave...
and being pedantic I did say original member , not longest serving......
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« Reply #256 on: August 18, 2019, 04:02:46 PM »

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Ah, well, I wasn't there in 2016. It was 2011 I was thinking of. Hayseed Dixie followed by UB40 as headliners. Should have been the other way round - or UB40 shouldn't have been there at all.
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Why not UB 40 - long term FC connection, decent musicians, major chart success ...?

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« Reply #257 on: August 29, 2019, 11:02:50 AM »

Iím probably putting this on the wrong thread but, tbh, Iím getting confused with all the crossover conversations. Anyway I see that Towersey Festival is already advertising its tickets for 2020 with artists such as Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Show of Hands, Grace Petrie etc already confirmed. So folk music isnít dead and I wonder how quick the Fairport boys now have to move to get the acts they want. If they announce lineups earlier would that mean a higher interest level? Just wondering....
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« Reply #258 on: August 30, 2019, 11:01:11 AM »

I would expect that most of Cropredy 2020 is already contracted; and that 2021 is well under plan.


Going back to comments about Lindisfarne . I saw them headline at Wirral Folk Fest in 2018.

Played for ninety minutes with song after song that we all knew, Rod Clemments , Alan Hull Jnr,  et-al.

Played with up tempo enthusiasm and put in a great show. Would love to see them again ,really great band with brilliant back catalog and full of enthusiasm to deliver it.
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« Reply #259 on: August 30, 2019, 11:25:33 AM »


I would expect that most of Cropredy 2020 is already contracted; and that 2021 is well under plan.


Going back to comments about Lindisfarne . I saw them headline at Wirral Folk Fest in 2018.

Played for ninety minutes with song after song that we all knew, Rod Clemments , Alan Hull Jnr,  et-al.

Played with up tempo enthusiasm and put in a great show. Would love to see them again ,really great band with brilliant back catalog and full of enthusiasm to deliver it.

As a long time Lindisfarne fan, I have to agree with you. They still put on a great show. However, putting on my Pedantic hat (on sale at all good clothes shops!) Alan Hull Jr does not exist. The person you are probably referring to is Dave Hull-Denholm, who is Alan's son in law.
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