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Roy @ Moseley Folk Festival 2012

Discussion in 'On Tour' started by bigchris, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

  2. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Rather exciting, all these Royfests! Not sure I can get time and money sorted for Beautiful Days this year, so one of these other fests may suit... :biggrin:
     
  3. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Yeah it is good news ... though we can't afford any of the big fesivals this year ( though am doing Saturday only at Cambridge and may do the same for Moseley ) ... were off to the infamous Farmer Phil's festival (http://www.farmerphilsfestival.co.uk/) instead - £65 for up to a week and you can have campfires !!

    IMHO it's a Pity Nick didn't get his old man to play at Avebury instead of the Levs !!
     
  4. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Yeah, that would've been great, but the Levs will be fun... are you coming back to Avebury?

    And that FarmerPhilFest looks good - Rodney Branigan is quite amazing live!
     
  5. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Not sure really ... I've signed up for it, but that's no guarantee that I will actually go .. they'll get my money either way, just got to decide if I am up for it ... last year was a very long day !!
     
  6. Gordie T Geordie

    Gordie T Geordie Computer stained fingers

    Moseley Folk is a lovely little festival. Saw Nick there a few years ago, not long after Clonakilty, and have been a couple of times since. It seems to have gone from strength to strength, expanding into Friday evening and generally putting on a more and more impressive lineup. It's held in a private residential park, hence no camping, just off the high street so if the festival food and beer offerings don't take your fancy, there are plenty of options outside. Having said that, the beer tent in particular has been excellent. There are 2 stages but they are basically side by side so the music is pretty much non-stop and you don't even need to move!

    Last time I stayed with a mate in Coventry and 'commuted' but the other twice me and me lads got cheap hotel rooms in Edgbaston which is a short bus ride or a decent walk away.

    Recommended!

    I may just go on the Saturday myself but it depends how the bill fills out. I would hope that a) Jonathan Wilson plays with his band and b) Julian Cope doesn't!
     
  7. dave w

    dave w Computer stained fingers

  8. dave w

    dave w Computer stained fingers

    this weekend

    anyone else heading to Moseley this weekend ?
     
  9. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Dave - if you re-read the comments above by Gordie T Geordie, then that answers the question you asked me earlier - looks like you can leave the festival and get re-entry into it !?
     
  10. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Yes, I am.
     
  11. Sandie

    Sandie Computer stained fingers

    I'll be there Saturday - not sure what time I'll arrive as I have to make sure Dad's all set until lunch time Sunday.
     
  12. dave w

    dave w Computer stained fingers

    set list, sort of..

    the songs, not in the order they were played though

    Highway Blues : Another Day : Whiteman : Commune : DYG : North Country : Hallucinating Light : One man r'n'r band : Me & my woman : Old cricketer

    lots of guitar feedback early on, some invertibrate interventions ( Roy swallowed one of the many creatures buzzing the stage )

    Just to echo what people have posted earlier, Moseley is a very easy going little festival & everyone I spoke to had a good time. Will check the line up next year.
     
  13. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

  14. Neil1567

    Neil1567 I've got a zappy little nappy

    Mofo

    Set list as per Dave's above but with North Country and HL switched and also Twelve Hours Of Sunset between the two Stormcock set highlights. Superb show all round. Jonathan Wilson has suggested in an earlier interview that him and his, frankly excellent, band might be joining Roy for a song or two but most probably due to the lack of any rehearsal time this didn't happen this time. If it had we might have enjoyed a full band Highway Blues or maybe another HQ selection. What we got instead was 90 mins of classic solo Roy. It was a shame his on stage sound wasn't great for him but after minor feedback issues early on the sound out front was excellent. Very much looking forward to the Wilson-produced new album which Roy hinted is on its way!
     
  15. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

  16. Gordie T Geordie

    Gordie T Geordie Computer stained fingers

    I'm surprised by this. Roy played at End Of The Road the day before, again preceded by JW and his band, who, I have it on good authority, did join Roy for part of his set. Roy played the (main) Woods stage at EOTR which surprised me as he would have been perfect for the Garden Stage there. Maybe he felt he needed the extra backing to get across to the audience there (it's a big field, would hold 10,000) but felt that Moseley was intimate enough to play solo (though from the comments beneath that lovely photo, not everybody was listening).

    There is an alternative explanation which is that my source was winding me up as I was missing my first EOTR for 5 years and was sitting at home sulking with a busted wrist! He knows how much I like Roy and how excited I was by the prospect of him playing with JW's band. I'll check with some others when they get back home tomorrow.
     
  17. Sandie

    Sandie Computer stained fingers

    Thanks for the video Chris. It was nice seeing you, Paul and Steve. Roy was excellent as usual, and it was wonderful to see him so happy - his eyes sparkled and twinkled all the time.
     
  18. Gordie T Geordie

    Gordie T Geordie Computer stained fingers

    As I suspected, me mate was winding me up, just solo Roy as at Moseley.

    A bit strange really, given what JW had said and that both festivals seemed to have arranged their lineups to accommodate some collaboration.
     
  19. Moth

    Moth I've got a zappy little nappy

  20. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

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