Hi all – just back from a few days working at the Cropredy Festival – it’s been going for 40 years or more and Fairport Convention play there EVERY year – mmmmmm……well………

It was very friendly but I found it so weird after the usual festivals I go to – it’s enormous with nearly 20,000 punters but there’s only one stage so no choice of music. I couldn’t stand most of it but I really enjoyed seeing Steve Winwood and Dreadzone. Some of the rest was dreary folk music (of course this is only MY opinion ha ha).

I was working on a stall called Goodies From the Gambia which sells lovely African clothing and fabrics – I’d never done this kind of work before and it was tiring but really fun.

Here’s a picture of me, Peter and Pa outside the stall:


I’m wearing one of the dresses we were selling and I think they’re lovely and each one is slightly different as they’re all hand-dyed and hand made.

Now we’ve got a couple of days at home then we’re off to help organise the main event of the summer – a five day drumming summer school in Somerset – we’ll be there for about 10 days in the van and a couple of days in Bristol first. Will be loads of work but should be fun.

More photos! Here