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« on: February 08, 2024, 09:39:31 AM »

Haven't noticed a thread about this year's Wintour, so starting one.

Reports are filtering through on Faceache about the first show in Westcliff On Sea. Apparently Simon has Covid again, poor fellow, so the show went ahead without him. Was anyone there ?

Wishing Mr Nicol a swift return to health and to the tour...
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2024, 09:44:04 AM »


Haven't noticed a thread about this year's Wintour, so starting one.

Reports are filtering through on Faceache about the first show in Westcliff On Sea. Apparently Simon has Covid again, poor fellow, so the show went ahead without him. Was anyone there ?

Wishing Mr Nicol a swift return to health and to the tour...


Oh no.... Sad
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2024, 12:47:30 PM »

Must be a chance of the rest of them catching it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2024, 01:11:04 PM »


Must be a chance of the rest of them catching it!


We saw the rehearsal pic only a few days ago...
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2024, 08:09:46 PM »


Haven't noticed a thread about this year's Wintour, so starting one.

Reports are filtering through on Faceache about the first show in Westcliff On Sea. Apparently Simon has Covid again, poor fellow, so the show went ahead without him. Was anyone there ?

Wishing Mr Nicol a swift return to health and to the tour...


Yes I was there and I thought the first few songs felt lacking somewhat as Peggy admitted to forgetting the words Simon normally sings. The second half was really good and so much more 'together'
Without Simon though the songs and music was 'Chris' centered. DM made it rock. Other than 2 songs it was a pretty good set list. (That DIY song is dire, IMO of course  Wink
This year luckily the drums didn't drown out all the other instruments!
The support act PlumHall were pleasant, she had a beautiful voice on Who knows....
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2024, 11:23:45 PM »

Simon has posted on Facebook saying that he is now clear of COVID and hopes to perform after missing the first 2 gigs.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2024, 10:21:37 AM »

All were present in Harpenden last night and the venue was full. I wish Chris played his fiddle more.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2024, 11:04:56 AM »


I wish Chris played his fiddle more.



Don't we all, don't we all - being as talented as he is on it, and in the Fairport context, it's a crime against humanity that he doesn't...
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2024, 08:25:44 PM »



I wish Chris played his fiddle more.



Don't we all, don't we all - being as talented as he is on it, and in the Fairport context, it's a crime against humanity that he doesn't...


Exactly my thought the other night. Chris and Ric used to duet some fab tunes. He was superb on guitar and mando but the fiddle was not even amongst his many instruments sadly.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2024, 01:53:19 AM »

An excellent evening in Liverpool, Saturday at the Tung Auditorium, a new venue for me. Bit of a trek to get there, but a lovely place. Great set list for me, enjoyed every tune/song. A prog rock/heavy metal/psychedelic version of Sloth blew me away......as did Polly.....all in all a cracking night, they were all on form and once again reminded me why I love this band so much!! Love 'em to bits!! Roll on Croppers yay!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2024, 08:32:28 AM »

Seconding what Bernie said. The Tung is a lovely venue. Excellent acoustics and the band were great.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2024, 12:06:52 PM »


Seconding what Bernie said. The Tung is a lovely venue. Excellent acoustics and the band were great.


Not a venue I've heard of. I see it's mostly jazz and classical they put on there but Kathryn Tickell is doing an afternoon gig on the 28th of April.

https://thetungauditorium.com/events
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2024, 01:00:53 PM »



Seconding what Bernie said. The Tung is a lovely venue. Excellent acoustics and the band were great.


Not a venue I've heard of. I see it's mostly jazz and classical they put on there but Kathryn Tickell is doing an afternoon gig on the 28th of April.

https://thetungauditorium.com/events



Fab venue - I saw the Unthanks there in December.  It's very similar in feel to the RNCM in Manchester where Fairport are off to today I think.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2024, 07:45:59 AM »

Just seen the lads at RNCM in Manchester and agree what a good venue. As for the band, that is the best I have seen them in years. Very good spread of material including a lovely Hiring Fair. DM gives them real heft (think thatís the word!) and he seems to have renewed their confidence. All on good form so a great evening.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2024, 09:37:23 AM »


Just seen the lads at RNCM in Manchester and agree what a good venue. As for the band, that is the best I have seen them in years. Very good spread of material including a lovely Hiring Fair. DM gives them real heft (think thatís the word!) and he seems to have renewed their confidence. All on good form so a great evening.


Aside from what he adds musically, and also his band intros ("these are the finest musicians in their price range"), DM also adds a bit of validity to the b(r)and given that he's been there since 1969, on and off. Maybe that shouldn't matter - I'm going seeing a band next week with no original members - but when this line-up plays a track from Full House, the majority of the current band were on that album. As Simon said last night, Swarb and Richard couldn't be here tonight for vastly different reasons.

As you said, a good spread of material and at least one track I've never heard them do live before.
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2024, 10:04:13 AM »

Interesting announcement last night was that DM will be touring with RT later this year.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2024, 10:17:37 AM »


Interesting announcement last night was that DM will be touring with RT later this year.


The UK tour?
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2024, 10:24:20 AM »



Interesting announcement last night was that DM will be touring with RT later this year.


The UK tour?


It was Peggy who announced it, just stating that he will be touring with Richard later this year. I'm assuming UK.

Can anyone else substantiate this? Did I mishear??
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2024, 11:27:19 AM »

Thatís right. Hoping to go to Factory International to see them
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2024, 12:28:39 PM »




Interesting announcement last night was that DM will be touring with RT later this year.


The UK tour?


It was Peggy who announced it, just stating that he will be touring with Richard later this year. I'm assuming UK.

Can anyone else substantiate this? Did I mishear??


Interesting...and unexpected.  Decades since he's played with him (Cropredy apart, of course) isn't it?
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