Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2007.

We walked to Cropredy Mill Bridge and onto the festival site. Laden with chairs and umbrellas (just in case it rained) and other completely unnecessary things we made our way up to the ledge on the main field where we met the rest of the gang. (Meet On The Ledge - get it??)

The show kicked off with Anthony John Clarke our compere for the day. He was followed by Kerfuffle, a vibrant young folk band.

The accordionist also provided foot percussion which was rather fun to watch. Every time Rob ran down to the front to take a photo she stopped!

Wishbone Ash provided us all with some cheesy 1970s classic rock that we all drunkenly appreciated (it was only 5.30pm).

Just after 7pm Seth Lakeman took to the stage and all the teenage girls swarmed to the front to call out their adoration. Thankfully this didn’t detract from his musical genius and he performed an amazing set, including a brilliant Kitty Jay.

The last to perform tonight was Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. I was too drunk to fully appreciate it, Rob fell asleep, and everyone else danced around us. Finally, roused by the very loud voice of their very small guest, Lulu, we packed up, staggered home and agreed that we’d had a very grand night.


Avus said...

That's it! We have just got to go next year (although a caravan cannot compete with a narrow boat - what could? Perhaps arriving by hot air balloon with lunch basket and champagne?).
Did Swarb appear? Were Steeleye there?

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, oh, oh, the memories!