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Friday 8 August Line-up!
As mentioned previously, LEVELLERS will be headlining the Friday night at Cropredy 2008.
Kicking off the day we have the Cornish trio - 3 DAFT MONKEYS. Their albums 'Hubbadillia' and 'Social Vertigo' were recorded in Devon at Martin Barre's Presshouse studios and Green Room Studios respectively, and were produced by Fairport's studio engineer, Mark Tucker. The band have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2 during 2007, and were described by presenter Mike Harding as "a brilliant band... absolutely amazing".
Next up, PEGGY & PJ WRIGHT bring their touring show to the big field. Music and banter for all ages. Peggy would like to scotch the rumour Ric Sanders is currently spreading that his shampoo is called simply, 'Shoulders'. More...
Saturday 9 August - Complete Line-up!
Double surprise here. FAIRPORT CONVENTION will headline the Saturday night.
The other shock is that RICHARD DIGANCE has once again agreed to book us for his now traditional grave yard slot at noon on Saturday.This will be the singer/comedian's 6th year in a row! Richard holds last year's record for the most CDs/DVDs sold at the festival which just goes to prove he is as popular today as he was at his first Cropredy in 2003.
Thanks to 'The Guvnor' Ashley Hutchings, 'LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD' - is being given a new lease of life at Cropredy 2008. First performed at the National Theatre in 1978, Flora Thompson's trilogy of rural Oxfrordshire life is currently being screened in a BBC adaptation. More...
Lark Rise to Candleford - Saturday 8 August!
Thanks to 'The Guvnor', Ashley Hutchings, 'Lark Rise to Candleford' - is being given a new lease of life at Cropredy 2008!
From Keith Dewhurst's National Theatre adaptation of Flora Thompson's classic trilogy of hamlet life in the 1880's and early 1900's, the work was first released on vinyl in 1980 but is now available as a CD.
The books, already established as the masterpiece of a lost way of life, and an unforgettable impression of the transitional state between the old, stable, work-pleasure England and the modern world. The Music has a deliberate period flavour, with many traditional melodies and saw its first appearance at the National Theatre in 1978 and 1979. More...
Cropredy Headline Acts Announced!
We are delighted to announce the first acts booked for Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2008.
Our headliners on Thursday 7 August will be SUPERGRASS. This fabulous Oxford four-piece band has released three platinum-selling albums and their joyous guitar-driven music and fun-loving attitude are ideally suited to Cropredy's vibe.
Friday night will be headlined by legendary folkrockers LEVELLERS. The band was recently honoured with the award for 'Festival Feel-Good Act' at the 2007 UK Festival Awards. Bring your dancing shoes! More...