Photography, Travel

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 – afterwards

On the Sunday after Cropredy has finished, Dave usually takes his boat back along the canal to its home mooring and brings along as many people as want to come as passengers/crew/layabouts/skivvies depending on preference. In the last few years the boat has been a bit crowded or the weather has been pants and I have headed off in the morning and left everyone to it.  This year however, Lizzie (who was driving and therefore got two votes) and I both really wanted to go on the boat trip and there were no crowding issues. Continue reading

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 – Day 2

Day 2 of Cropredy starts much earlier at 12 and, due to a pretty late night yesterday, we were a bit late getting on to the field (by a bit late, read not set up and sitting down until 11.30) and so didn’t get such a good spot as yesterday. Continue reading

Music

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 day 1

Attending the annual Convention at Cropredy hosted by Fairport Convention has become a tradition for us now.  This is the 5th year (in a row!) that I have attended and Dave has been going for much longer than that.

Every year a host of music fans turn up at the sleepy little village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire to attend what is called the world’s friendliest music festival.  It is attended by 20,000 people from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and nationalities.  The music is equally varied although folk predominates, there is also rock, rap, reggae, country and a lot of bands which mix many different genres into their own unique styles. Continue reading