Gareth Williams is Festival Director at Cropredy. He is usually in the shadows but we welcome him as he shares some of his thoughts on past events.
Ric Sanders returns to the site to share his memories of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention’s past! Another fascinating read about one of THE best festivals.
Dave Pegg returns to the pages of At The Barrier to share his memories of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention; recollections of music and comedy.
We welcome Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention back to At The Barrier to share some of his favourite moments of Britain’s friendliest festival.
What is the greatest live album of all time? At The Barrier’s writers take a look at their favourites from the history of live albums.
Paul McCartney is back on the front pages with the Get Back documentary and his book, The Lyrics, recently released. We look back at Wings live in 1973.
We continue our more in-depth reminiscing over the great records of 1971 with a look at the album from Lindisfarne that brought Geordie culture to the world.
We continue our more in-depth reminiscing over the great records of 1971 with a bout of nostalgia that a T.Rex oldie but goldie brings to Mike Ainscoe.
Mike Turnbull re-joins us At The Barrier to share his love of another album that celebrates turning 50 this year. The Who – Who’s Next.
A pictorial memoir of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – 1979-2019.
Sinoptik are a rock trio from Ukraine. They have just released their new album and they join us for more celebration of 1971 and Uriah Heep’s Look At Yourself.
The Prodigy are one of the finest bands ever. Purveyors of a dastardly blend of rave, big beat, dance and metal; they’re a live band for the ages. Dominic Walsh looks back at a gig from 2010.
The Lost Trades join us in our celebration of 1971 with their thoughts on Cat Stevens’ Teaser & The Firecat…and an exclusive cover version to boot!
Time Tunnel: Great Albums of 1971. Boss Keloid on Don McLean’s American Pie…much more than a title track
Ste Arands, drummer with Boss Keloid, writes about his love of Don McLean’s American Pie record and why the album is much more than just the title track.
Aqualung forms part of the pantheon of great records of 1971. This legendary Jethro Tull album gets a 50th anniversary reissue on 26th March.