I've just got home from Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival; it was excellent. As well as Fairport Convention (of course, as it's their festival), there were the Home Service, UB40, The Coral, Horslips, The Shee, Hayseed Dixie (with a bluegrass rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody!), Seasick Steve, and others. All were good in varying degrees. After Fairport, I think I enjoyed the Home Service best. Wadworth's beers were on, in surprisingly good condition considering the bar was in a field: 6X, a golden beer, and a 5% named after Fairport, which ran out first
I'll be going out shortly clutching my guitar to the singaround at the Bothy Folk Club (Park Golf Club, Park Road West) to sing songs and drink Thwaites Wainwright. Tomorrow night is the music session in the Guest House in Union Street, and on Wednesday it's the singaround in the Mason's on Anchor Street. All free and all in real ale venues.
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