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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 01:58:04 PM »



Wasn't that setlist over the two evenings, though?  I think they played both Friday and Saturday for the 30th anniversary.  That's the year that produced the Cropredy Box CD I believe.


Actually looking at the Cropredy Box, this setlist was just for Saturday!  I was there (my second visit) but don't remember how early they came on (and I think it's the only year I was at that I don't have a programme for).


6 pm it was on the Friday something like that anyway! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 02:10:35 PM »




IMDB suggests the film came out in 1977 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183349/) so I guess the filming would've been 1996 or '7


Pretty sure it was 1997

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On reflection I think you are right and that is why it is listed as the first song on the Saturday setlist because they did not actually play it. They mimed it and filmed it before the real set began. They then sang (with the crowd) Danny Boy down the phone to Danny Thompson who was unwell at the time after which the proper set began.


I was there for it to happen, so it must have been 1997, and your recollection of the timing chimes with mine.
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 06:18:44 PM »

I was only ay Cropredy in 1996 and 1997, I remember the filming of Seventeen Come Sunday, I recall they ran through it twice, sure it was 1997.
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 06:59:43 PM »

2007 was (I think) a 4 hour plus set - called on early by Danny Thompson and taking requests to fill the time until Matty etc.  Or of course I am completely mistaken!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 08:47:09 AM »

Ken Russell 'In Search of the English Folk Song'

Where can you see/get this film?
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »


Ken Russell 'In Search of the English Folk Song'

Where can you see/get this film?


There's a US DVD release https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Fairport-Convention-Grainger-Orchestra/dp/B01EW12G3G, but not in stock.

A quick Google found the video hosted on a Japanese YouTube-like website: https://www.bilibili.com/video/av10955094/
(The video has an English soundtrack)
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 09:16:05 AM »

Thanks very much  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 11:14:35 AM »


2007 was (I think) a 4 hour plus set - called on early by Danny Thompson and taking requests to fill the time until Matty etc.  Or of course I am completely mistaken!  Smiley


I may be misremembering, but in my time (1984-2010) I recall Fairport always starting before 8pm and normally going on until very close to Midnight.  '4 hour' (give or take) Sat night sets were the norm.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 11:28:03 AM »


2004 was a late start then...


2014 was the year Peggy was out of action having injured his hand, so I'm guessing that was the reason for the shorter set that year.

I certainly have memories of them playing for hours and it still being light when they came on stage!
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 11:53:35 AM »



2004 was a late start then...


2014 was the year Peggy was out of action having injured his hand, so I'm guessing that was the reason for the shorter set that year.

I certainly have memories of them playing for hours and it still being light when they came on stage!


Me too - I went every year between 1989 and 1992 and remember very long sets starting in daylight.
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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2019, 12:12:03 PM »



2007 was (I think) a 4 hour plus set - called on early by Danny Thompson and taking requests to fill the time until Matty etc.  Or of course I am completely mistaken!  Smiley


I may be misremembering, but in my time (1984-2010) I recall Fairport always starting before 8pm and normally going on until very close to Midnight.  '4 hour' (give or take) Sat night sets were the norm.


Yes, me too. 1990 - 2012. Having listened to the 2012 set last week I can confirm that it was 3 hours & 58 minutes long so must have started at 8pm. I have the full 1991 & 1992 sets on cassette somewhere too so I will check them later but I definitely remember walking to the field from the campsite in daylight and Fairport had already started and were playing Insult To Injury.
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2019, 12:16:26 PM »


I recall some of the early ones, 1980-85 were all around the four hour mark.  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2019, 07:58:56 PM »

8pm per my 1991 Cropredy programme..


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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2019, 09:05:33 PM »

As I recall, the Fairport slot often started before the allotted time, sometimes by the means of the previous act bringing the band onstage...  I'm probably making this all up, but who knows, there may be some truth in it.
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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2019, 09:21:59 PM »


As I recall, the Fairport slot often started before the allotted time, sometimes by the means of the previous act bringing the band onstage...  I'm probably making this all up, but who knows, there may be some truth in it.

Assuming the clock in my camera was right, I've got them starting at 7:45 in 2003.
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2019, 10:57:52 PM »


8pm per my 1991 Cropredy programme..


That's great - I remember Storm, a guitar and percussion duo I think.

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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2019, 05:36:50 AM »



As I recall, the Fairport slot often started before the allotted time, sometimes by the means of the previous act bringing the band onstage...  I'm probably making this all up, but who knows, there may be some truth in it.

Assuming the clock in my camera was right, I've got them starting at 7:45 in 2003.



That's the kind of time I recall....and does the programme say 8?
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2019, 09:17:57 AM »

One reason may well be that fewer old members are around to have guest spots these days.
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« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2019, 09:25:51 AM »


One reason may well be that fewer old members are around to have guest spots these days.


Well, Jerry and Richard doing Sloth together took up half an hour...  Wink Grin
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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2019, 10:17:25 PM »

I certainly could not fully testify to how long some of the sets were in the early 1980’s…I remember one set being approximately 3hrs 20 mins…which included a WC break! I think this was 1982 and in addition FC played the whole of Babbacombe Lee on the Friday night (this is when it was a two day festival).
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