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Cropredy Interval Music
We have had many requests for a list of what was played between the acts at this year's festival.
This year's Cropredy interval music was themed on 1967-to-1969, reflecting both 'Forty Glorious Years' and the original release of 'Liege & Lief'. The three CDs of music were selected and compiled to disc by Iconic's Bob Horton.
1. Bonzos - The Intro and the Outro
2. Cream - Strange brew
3. Canned Heat - On the road again
4. Small Faces - Itchycoo park
5. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
6. Beatles - Lovely Rita
7. Janis Joplin - Summertime
8. David Bowie - Space oddity
9. Family - Me my friend
10. Traffic - Paper sun
11. Nick Drake - River man
12. Colosseum - The kettle
13. King Crimson - 21 century schizoid man
14. Jake Thackray - Sister Josephine
15. Nice - Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
16. Byrds - Lady friend More...
Kirstie's Cropredy Pics!
Official Cropredy photographer, Kirstie Handley, was involved in a traffic incident on Thursday on her way to the Cropredy Festival. Unfortunately, this meant she had to go home on the Saturday afternoon and miss the birthday party.
Before the extent of her injuries became apparent, Kirstie was still snapping away on the Thursday and the Friday evenings and we have some of her terrific pictures in the gallery right now. We will be putting more up as we get them.
Luckily for us, photographer Alex Swarbrick (Dave's son) was on hand and took over duties from the Saturday afternoon onwards. We shall be posting Alex's work in the gallery very soon too. More...
Just a couple of weeks before Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2007, much of the festival site was under water. Yet by Thursday afternoon, it was sunshine that flooded the campsites on the meadows that had been lakebeds just a fortnight earlier.
The sun continued to shine, the rain even holding off during Friday evening when Richard Thompson took the stage in two sets lasting nearly three hours - his mythical 'rain god' personna evaporated in the balmy evening of Friday 10 August although, of course, his 'rock god' status remains undiminished.
The good weather held for the whole event, including the build up. It was hot but not unbearably so, and there were no reports of distress, unstroke or heat exhaustion.
Cropredy church's tower will be open for 'Tower Climbs' on Friday between 11am and 6pm and on Saturday from noon to 6pm.
Admission is £5 per person and the funds go to the church. There will be a timed ticket system in operation.
The tower will also be open for visiting bell ringers from 11am to 12noon on Saturday (this is for experienced ringers). There will be ringing as usual on Sunday at 8.45am for the service. Visitors are always welcome to the church.