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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2019, 10:48:12 PM »

I listened to this on Radio Oxford.
Iíve thought the last few years that Simon seems to struggle with the first few songs, but I presumed it was because heís running around all weekend making sure everythingís going to plan that this is a sort of ďat last I can relaxĒ moment. Once he had relaxed it was fine. Wrong decision to have Peggy singing Polly on the Shore, unless if course it was something he badly wanted to do for Sandyís daughter. It wasnít awful though.

John the Gun was fantastic, as were the instrumentals. I loved all the extra brass, electric guitar and keyboards, they give a roundness to the music.

Iíd like to see a set list if anyone has it jotted down please?
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2019, 10:54:18 PM »

Seemed pedestrian after the RT gig the night before but just listened to the Radio Oxford broadcast and found it more enjoyable. It is what it is, this is Fairport in the 2000's.
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2019, 11:50:28 PM »

Fairport Extension were pretty good. Joe Brown was a puzzler, he seemed confused at both the Tuesday warmup and on the Saturday night and was, IMHO, a poor choice of guest.

I thought the banjo Matty was, frankly, unimaginative.

Having never heard Wat Tyler live before, I liked it. The story of its writing was somewhat curtailed on Saturday, more amusing when told in full on Tuesday.

The video for Moondust and Solitude was, unfortunately, poorly done, with the artists often obscuring the subject(s) of the video.

The video for Wounded Whale had some very fast text whiz by and I only read a few words before it disappeared.

Given the fantastic videos that Nev Bull has done in the past, I'm afraid he's made a rod for his own back. But his work overall continues to be fab.

John Gaudie needs a long rest.

I found Jan Lane's tribute to Maart touching and sad, I got quite annoyed at the raucous "Happy Birthday" being sung by people at the Bar simultaneously.

For the curious, the full setlist is here.


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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2019, 01:42:57 AM »

Fabulous moon photo Andy
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2019, 08:38:12 AM »


Fabulous moon photo Andy


As somebody said, there must be a song in the Cropredy Moon coming up in a clear sky after so much Mordor.
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2019, 11:06:35 AM »

i always think that the sound is better bar side of the stage, i wonder what the reason is?

and no i'm not being sarcastic, i genuinely think this is the case.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2019, 11:10:47 AM »


i always think that the sound is better bar side of the stage, i wonder what the reason is?

and no i'm not being sarcastic, i genuinely think this is the case.


Prevailing wind direction?

It was certainly true one year when the PA on the right hand side of the stage failed for the first several songs of Fairport's set.
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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2019, 05:44:04 PM »

I think this years WKWTTG was deeply mooving, such a perfect way to do it.
Respect.
A WKWTTG (or a Fairport) without Simon Nicols voice? Abolutely unthinkable.
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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2019, 07:25:10 PM »

Agree with many of the sentiments expressed although I didnít think Simonís voice was too bad. Clearly Peggy doing Polly on the Shore didnít quite work but this was the only real dip in a strong set IMHO. Was a bit confused by Joe Brown being brought on just to do his ďPicture of YouĒ he was given a lot of headlines that he would be performing as part of Fairport extended and only to do one song (his song) baffled me a touch (it also wasnít that good either). Maybe I misunderstood the preamble beforehand.
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »

I'm not sure if it's ironic or not, but Joe Brown was born in Swarby, Lincolnshire.
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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 08:50:13 AM »



For the curious, the full setlist is here.


Thanks! I was just about to ask.
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2019, 10:06:26 AM »

I found it one of the best Fairport sets in ages. They performed with passion, the memories of Maart were beautifully presented. I loved the lighting and the videos ( though agree the images of artists,superimposed,were a bit too dominant).

The set was a good balance and it was great to see the artists who were on stage for MOTL ...Fairport are Cropredy, Cropredy is Fairport. Without Fairport this beautiful event would not have existed.

I thought they were fabulous and I do not care if they eventually come on, croaking, with their mikes strapped to their zimmers...respect will still be due.
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2019, 12:02:53 PM »

Yet again I wish PJ join the band full time.

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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2019, 12:07:53 PM »


Yet again I wish PJ join the band full time.

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« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2019, 01:24:42 PM »



Yet again I wish PJ join the band full time.

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Yes, I suspect TradARRR gives him a freer hand creatively than being in Fairport would and allows him to make more adventurous music than the modern day Fairport.
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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2019, 01:33:16 PM »




Yet again I wish PJ join the band full time.

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Yes, I suspect TradARRR gives him a freer hand creatively than being in Fairport would and allows him to make more adventurous music than the modern day Fairport.


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« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2019, 01:40:20 PM »





Yet again I wish PJ join the band full time.

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Yes, I suspect TradARRR gives him a freer hand creatively than being in Fairport would and allows him to make more adventurous music than the modern day Fairport.


oooh!


That wasn't meant to be a knock on Fairport but they have an established style that they are comfortable with. They may not want to accommodate the change of direction a full time lead guitarist would involve and PJ already has an outlet for his talents in TradARRR who are at the electric rock end of the folk/rock spectrum whereas modern day Fairport tend toward the mid paced acoustic style, at least in the studio.
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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »

I was entranced with Janís gorgeous tribute to Maart, the words she spoke came over clearly and
With such love, and the photo collage along with Maartís music was such a delight.

I was sad that some friends didnít hear or see this and annoyed that a group behind me were chatting through it.

I really hope that it will appear at some point soon on YouTube or Facebook or somewhere for everyone to enjoy.
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« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2019, 01:52:00 PM »


I was entranced with Janís gorgeous tribute to Maart, the words she spoke came over clearly and
With such love, and the photo collage along with Maartís music was such a delight.

I was sad that some friends didnít hear or see this and annoyed that a group behind me were chatting through it.

I really hope that it will appear at some point soon on YouTube or Facebook or somewhere for everyone to enjoy.


There were quite a few people around us who didnít appear to notice the beautiful tribute, nor engage with it. †Same with a few other poignant moments. J always notes the contingent who come for a festival rather than for Cropredy. I know what he means.

It was an amazing thing for her to do and I hope also to see it in YouTube or similar.
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« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2019, 01:59:57 PM »

We were on the inside edge of the chair-circle, by the right-hand screen, and everyone around us was noticeably hushed and respectful during the excellent tribute to Maart. I found it quite moving.
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