A few people have asked why I didn't 'blog' the recent Baldock Beer Festival and it's amazing weekend of music, quite simply I only managed to slip out for a couple of hours on the Sunday afternoon.(Due to the kindness and generosity of a dear friend and fellow Fellowship comrade).
I did however catch most of the set from the lovely 'Said The Maiden' & the whole of the 'Joans, G & Plews' set, the latter being a 'Supergroup' consisting of Shelley & Laura from JoanOvArc, G La Roche & Nick Plews and crikey did they rock!
|Said the Maiden|
You bet it was, the third in these occasional charity prog festivals (The previous two having been held in Leamington Spa), with six great cats, charity auctions and raffles, a mass meeting of the progaratzi, so many friends gathered together in one place, it was like a massive family reunion, the atmosphere was absolutely magic, the music excellent throughout.
Sadly due to illness within the band, Tin Spirits had to pull out, however, last minute replacements Jennifer Rothery & Ricardo Romano kicked off the afternoon and beguiled us with their beautiful music.
|Jennifer Rothery & Ricardo Romano|
|Last Flight to Pluto|
The evening session began with 'Touchstone' who had a very special guest on lead vocal duties, Hayley Griffifths (Ex Karnataka) and wow, what a job she did, one of the best sets I have ever seen Touchstone deliver and I've been a fan for years through the past few incarnations of the band!
Trinity T3 Islington 12/05/18
It had been a long, a long time coming
the Fellowship four on a train to London
Finsbury Park to Highbury and Islington
a few beers and brunch in The White Swan
and then a short stroll down the road in the rain
to the Islington Assembly Hall once again
for an afternoon and evening of prog and friends
it had been such a long time coming
but we got there in the end.
OK the beer in the venue was expensive
but it was a half decent craft beer, what the heck
we were there to enjoy ourselves
and enjoy ourselves we did, just get it down your neck
and the music was sublime
we had Jennifer Rothery & Ricardo Romano
and the jaw dropping magnificence of Last Flight to Pluto
the afternoon session was completed wonderfully
by the awesome band Ghost Community
before Peter, Chris and I hightailed it back to 'spoons'
for an evening meal, so it was just Eddie & the three of us
who had a pint in the Hope and Anchor with Kavus
as Kevin had made his escape far and wide across the city
to see dogs choosing brews for Brew Dog
but he was back in time for the evening
we were sitting pretty.
There were so many friends there it was just so good to see
oh yes this was a very, very special event Trinity, T3
Touchstone kicked off the evening in a remarkable way
with Hayley Griffiths on vocals, "Wow" is all I can say!
Knifeworld were simply stunning, sublime
and the Steve Rothery Band playing 'Clutching at Staws'
it was all so fine
what more could you want, really, what more?
but there was still some final fun in store!
What a day, it couldn't have been any better
and we even caught a bus back to Finsbury Park for the train
and had such a short wait, I just wish we could do it all again
Many of you who were there may have seen us wearing the purple Cambridge Rock Festival Ambassador's T shirts and handing out the odd flyer here and there, CRF is a fantastic festival and has a significant Prog element (Along with a host of other fantastic music), if you want to find out more please head on over to the CRF website where you will find everything you need to know.
|Handing out a flyer or two|
Cambridge Rock Festival Website:-
That's all for now folks, may the bear be with you.