13 August 2006 08:47
Catching up yesterday. What a great set. Less guests than I have
seen in recent years, I guess they are holding back for next years
bash. (Stop must play Liege and Life whilst writing this)
13 August 2006 08:51
Its playing 2 watts in vertical stereo (see TC1100 to understand). I
am in keyboard out mode at the moment and typing.
I was sort of pleased the batteries ran out because it allowed me to
concentrate on listening and watching. What can I remember now?
No sign of Dave Mattacks, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson or
Dave Swarbrick. Just a couple of their old friends on stage: Chris
While as mentioned above and the maestro Martin Allock during the
Glenn Tilbrook played four of his songs with Fairport. They showed
how lucky we were they fell into the folk-rock genre and not any
other genre like pop-rock Squeeze because Fairport can play
anything (anytime and anywhere I suspect!).
The set of course finished with Meet on the Ledge. I spotted a few
of their pals on stage (should have been closer to the stage but Nigel
and Alan had set up camp next to Nigel and George (a lady) from
Wales and they had the beers and pizza!). Lets see who was there:
Shameless Quo!, Maddy Prior (who has worked with the originals I
think), PJ Wright, Glenn Tilbrook, Martyn Allcock, Jacqui MacShee,
Danny Thompson (today's compere). If anyone can extend my list
please do. King Pleasure and Biscuits Boys were in Banbury
I may touch this up a bit later. Trying to get an impression of the
Gerry Conway in the background is still the challenge. Also I think I
need to set up some black paper. Starting on white does not work
here. Five minutes battery left again, the light is flashing, so save
and finish packing. Obviously no cricket today at Cheriton CC, so
perhaps I will call in on Colin in Watchfield on the way home.