RT @ Cropredy 2007 - Festival Tours
2/5/2007 (updated 2/9/2007)

This summer fans have a rare opportunity to see Richard Thompson in a variety of ways-all in the space of a few days! All this takes place in and around Fairport Convention's 40th Anniversary Festival at Cropredy, England.

Join like-minded souls and Festival Tours in a one or two-week trip August 5-19.

The first week centers on the Cropredy Festival where Richard Thompson will first join Fairport for their intimate “warm-up” show on Monday night at the tiny Mill Arts Center in Banbury…Wednesday Richard plays his own full concert with the RT Band at a club just outside of the Cotswolds. (Details to follow on our Tour Dates page.)

Friday the Cropredy Festival features an incredible back-to-back show as Richard Thompson joins the original 1969 Liege & Lief line-up of Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick with guest Chris While to perform the legendary album 'Liege and Lief' in it's entirety. This is followed by a full headlining set of the Richard Thompson Band. Whew!

The final day at Cropredy ends with a multi-hour set by Fairport Convention with as many former members as they can round up and special guest of course will include Richard Thompson. The evening ends, as it always has, with all the performers and festival crowd singing Meet On the Ledge.

Festival Tours will include tickets to all of the RT events (and more!) or if you are going on your own see the Fairport Convention website for details.

The second week the Festival Tours gang heads north for an R&R in York….. Then into the heart of Scotland to visit musicians Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain in the Scottish Highlands followed by a stop at the private castle of Richard's great friend and musician Marc Ellington (now the Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire!). The trip ends with three days at the Edinburgh Festival.

For full details see Nancy Covey's Festival Tours webpage at