Here’s the band playing at Uptonogood on June 15th 2013. Thankfully the weather was good once the riders started coming back from their races we had a large, appreciative audience that gave a good round of applause after we finished “I would walk 500 miles”… there was at least one scotsman in the audience.
The acoustics were also rather good; since we were in a corner and had a concrete floor and so it is probably about as close to playing in a nice auditorium as we’re ever going to acheive whilst being outside without a roof. Hopefully we’ll play in this corner again!!
The East Hagbourne fete is good fun – it starts with a parade through the village led by the band. Unfortunately it was raining, and here we are willing the rain to stop so that we can go and lead the parade.
Thankfully, the sun did appear later on which allowed us (and the music) to dry out a bit after we got soaked playing Slaidburn as we “marched”.
As ever, the woodlouse racing was our favourite stand at the fete.
The world famous local landmark of Didcot Power Station which is run by RWE npower has made a generous contribution to the band which will be put towards the purchase of new instruments.