As previously mentioned in my posts about Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2005 & 2006, and 2007 & 2008, Fairport Convention are my all-time favourite band and I look forward to their festival Fairport’s Cropredy Convention all year round! When I recently returned from the festival, I decided to take the opportunity to remember the awesome sights and sounds by making a couple of posts: this one is for 2009 & 2011! (I was unable to attend in 2010 because I was in the wrong country!)
In 2009, I was once again over the moon about the fantastic line-up of guests: Buzzcocks; Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds; Richard Thompson; Seth Lakeman; Feast of Fiddles; Dreadzone; Nik Kershaw and Ralph McTell, to name just a few! (Not to mention Fairport Convention!) I was also absolutely thrilled when Fairport Convention brought on Yusuf Islam (previously known as Cat Stevens) as their special guest! The wonderful Avalon and I dressed-up as insects (ladybird and bee!) and little red-cape and the wolf (as well as donning tutus on the Saturday!).
In 2011, I brought the amazing Holly with me and I drank cider (!) that I liked (!!). As usual, the line-up was fantastic, my favourites were: Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts; Home Service; Hayseed Dixie; The Travelling Band; Horslips and of course, Fairport Convention! I spent much more time wandering around the field than in front of the stage this year, although I made sure that I was at the front for Fairport Convention’s set on both the Thursday and Saturday!
I’m not sure when I created it, but I administrate the Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Group on Flickr which has some amazing photographs on it, so if you’re interested in seeing more, please head over there!