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Cropredy Charities!
Added 2011-08-15 16:57:22

News in from Katharine House Hospice

All prizes have been claimed except for the Jar of Quality Street chocolates if that person can ring our fundraising department on 01295 812161 to claim - Chocolates Allan Green 401 AQ67VO4K
Lesley from Swindon was delighted with Chris Leslie's mandolin as was Eithina Houldsworth from Falmouth who won the signed guitar.

Thank you everyone for your support we made £4462 from the raffle and £1747 making a total of £6209 for the Hospice. Look forward to seeing you again next year

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Meet Ashley Hutchings at Cropredy!!
Added 2015-04-30 11:43:56

Fairport anecdotes and reminiscences will provide an entertaining afternoon in Cropredy Village Hall on Saturday 15 August. The event will be co-presented by Fairport founder Ashley Hutchings and writer Mick Houghton. Their show will start at 3pm as part of the Cropredy Fringe.

Ashley (who celebrated his seventieth birthday earlier this year) is the author of Words Words Words which charts his life through prose, poetry and lyrics. Mick wrote I've Always Kept A Unicorn, the biography of Sandy Denny which was recently published by Faber & Faber.

Mick's insights on the Sandy era of Fairport's story will be complemented by Ashley's intriguing personal recollections. Members of the audience will be invited to join the discussion and to ask questions. The afternoon will end with a meet-and-greet where Ashley and Mick will be pleased to sign copies of their books. More...

Cropredy Downloads!
Added 2015-04-18 10:01:53

The 2015 Cropredy poster and Stagecoach Cropredy bus time table are now available for downlaod here.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell new Album!!
Added 2015-03-29 16:50:14

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s new album, The Traveling Kind, will be released May 11 on Nonesuch Records. They've been good enough to post us an advanced copy and it is wonderful! Can't wait for 13 August now!!

The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends’ first duet album, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year.  Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein.  Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including ‘No Memories Hanging Around’ as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams’ ‘I Just Wanted to See You So Bad’ and Amy Allison’s ‘Her Hair Was Red’.

Of the project, Harris comments, “In the words of Willie Nelson, ‘The life I love is making music with my friends,’ and there’s no better friend for me to make music with than Rodney.  I can’t wait to get out there on the road with him and play the songs from this new record.”  Crowell adds, “Emmy and I co-wrote six of the eleven songs on The Traveling Kind, which was recorded in a six-day span with our Glory Band, Steuart Smith and Billy Payne.  Joe Henry was at the helm as producer and Justin Neibank did the recording.  The experience was pretty much akin to falling off a log.” More...