Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2014

Read about the program for the Fairport’s Cropredy festival in 2014

 

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In 2012 I ventured from Melbourne Australia to Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, a three-day, long-established music and cultural event in north Oxfordshire England.

With a bunch of friends and under the wing of Nancy Covey’s Festival Tours, we had a terrific introduction to this now forty-seven-year phenomenon, pitched around one of the best and longest-serving folk/rock outfits going around – Fairport Convention.  For my full report on the 2012 festival check here.

The line-up for the 2014 event has been released and it looks pretty tantalising.  I won’t be going this year (as the Americana festival in Nashville has me under its spell!).  Although I am not ruling out a return in the future, given the fantastic exposure to English and Celtic folk/rock in such a beautiful and historic setting.  It is an experience to be cherished – perhaps Fairport’s Convention’s 50th anniversary which would be in 2017 might be the go?

Anyhow, here’s the full 2014 line up.

Thursday 7 August

The Waterboys, Steve Hackett – Genesis Extended, Capercaillie, Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Fairport Acoustic Convention

Friday 8 August

The Australian Pink Floyd Show,  Chas & Dave, The Wonder Stuff, The Travelling Band, Churchfitters, Ben Folke, Thomas Edwina Hayes, Deborah Rose, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musicians of the Year

Saturday 9 August

Fairport Convention, Al Stewart, Marillion, Cara Dillon, Treetop Flyers, Reg Meuross, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Richard Digance

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Read about the program for the Fairport’s Cropredy festival in 2014

 

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Author: Rob Dickens

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3 Comments

  1. You should consider Shrewsbury Rob. Wonderful festival. Or as such a well travelled guy have you already been!!!

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    • Shrewsbury eh? No haven’t been but I’ll add it to the (growing) festival wish list

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  2. I’m with you Rob, we will be saving up to do the 50th Anni Fest in 2017 – if Nancy does a Fest Tour again because RT will be there then that’s the way we’ll do it – Vic will also be up for it for sure. All the best, John

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