Cropredy The Final Day

August 16, 2009

The first set was Richard Digance, he has been doing this slot for years and claims it as his. The audience loved him and those in the know, it seemed to be most, brought white hankies for his final bit as a reference to morris dancing.

Richard Digance

Richard Digance

The second act were The Churchfitters, they are based in Brittany and played an assortment of instruments including the saw and a home made bass made out of hacksaw blades, believe you me it sounded much better than it ought.

The Curchfitters

The Curchfitters

Then we had a Feast of fiddles a real treat of traditional music.

Feast of Fiddles

Feast of Fiddles

It was by far the biggest crowd today, Frances is in here

Crowd

Crowd

I thought that I might not like the next band but I was wrong, they were the most dynamic and interactive band of the festival, and that despite not being to most peoples taste in music, well I could be wrong but it would not be my music of choice but I still loved it.

Dreadzone

Dreadzone

Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

Up next there was Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw

And then Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

And Finally we had Fairport Convention, it was impossible to get a photo of them all from anywhere as by now most people were standing. Oh and the light.

Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie

Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie

Simon Nicol

Simon Nicol

Oh and Yusuf formally known as Cat Stevens arrived

Jusuf

Yusuf

Well that was our first Cropredy festival and I guess it won’t be our last.

Statistics so far:-

757.19 Miles, 538 Locks, 47 Swing Bridges, 45 Lift Bridges, 6 Tunnels.

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