Fairport Convention are one of my favourite bands. I love watching them perform live and have seen them 3 times this year! LOL. I am a groupie!!! I loved every minute of the Cropredy Folk Rock Festival 2015 and didn’t want to come home! I used to front a rock band, many years ago, and also I sang with a folk duo in my early teens. As soon as I see Fairport Convention perform I am right back there, singing away. My guitar is definitely coming back out of the attic! Not sure why I ever put it away!
I didn’t get a tee shirt. Sold out before I managed to get into the merchandise tent!! never seen such queues! So I bought an old one from a charity tent! Big enough to fit me and 2 others!
I am not here to talk about the music although the line up was excellent. My favs included: Tradarrr, Fish, Skerryvore, Skinny Lister, Richard Digance, Paul Carrack, The Proclaimers and The Newgrass Cutters but all the music was fab. Please refer to Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival info to know more! 🙂 See also my previous post for some more photos etc .
I loved the music stall at the festival. I think it was selling musical instruments. It was actually full of people making music!
Of course, I am here to talk about the food! LOL! It was really great to be able to find vegan food and even some raw vegan food! I arrived on the field thinking that I would have to provide my own eats only to find that I could actually eat! Yahay!! This was amazing for me! So often I am the one with my own salad in a large bag, looking on as everyone else ahas a choice of food! ! In fact the only day I did buy a bag of salad to take into the festival, my friend Christine promptly left it in the taxi cab by mistake. I watched as the cab driver unknowingly made off with my salad! Bye bye salad! Easy come easy go!
I need not have worried. Help was at hand. Vegan food and some of it raw vegan at that! Thank you, Fairport Convention for such excellent foresight. You must have known I was coming! 🙂
Fairport Convention 2015 – Vegan Food
I have these people to thank for supplying me with green tea and salad with hummous! I was a happy girl once I realised I could eat their food without a reaction. I didn’t eat the wholemeal bread pitta my food was served in but it looked delicious. I really don’t eat bread much now. The staff were excellent at indicating what I could eat and giving me a list of the whole food ingredients. The food was excellent and tasted fresh during the 3 days. Believe me, I would know if it wasn’t as I am still highly sensitive to fermentation. It is apparently a family run business called Mobile Veggie Food and their website is here – thank you, Barry and Peter Tiffen for being inspired to create healthy veggie dishes after you could not find any healthy food to eat at a concert!
I have to mention Leon’s Vegetarian Cuisine. Website here Great curries, veggie and vegan as well as excellent salads. I ate a little of the curry and it tasted great. Being away from home and with Histamine Intolerance issues I was careful not to eat too much just in case it sent me queuing for what I have to say were the cleanest portals at a festival ever. This is absolutely no reflection on Leon’s curry which was lovely and all freshly made, it’s just that I know my limits with some spices. I love them but sometimes they don’t love me back. I would definitely try this curry at home! LOL. Loved the freshly made salad! Thank you, Leon.
The festival was great! For me, the availability of food I could eat, made the festival as I didn’t have to worry about my food. I was free to enjoy the atmosphere, the music, the amazing outfits worn by the audience – it seemed everybody was dressed up in their festival finery, the familis with their lovely happy children, the friendliness of every one I met, and the mass morris dance performed by the white hankie waving 20K+ festival goers!
Blooming brilliant! I will definitely be going back! 🙂