Cofa Posted August 11, 2008 Share Posted August 11, 2008 Robert made a not too unexpected guest appearance on Saturday night at Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Festival. This year marks 30 years since the passing of Sandy Denny so Fairport dedicated a large section of their set to her work. After a number of other guest singers performing Sandy’s songs, Robert was introduced by his old mate Dave Pegg. There was obviously only going to be one song and what followed was a stunning and very emotional version of Battle of Evermore with Mr Plant ably backed by the Fairport guys and with Kristina Donahue taking the Sandy vocals.(Kristina is the daughter of one time Fairport member Jerry Donahue) At the end of the song the rest of the band left the stage and Robert proceeded to say a few words about Sandy and introduce a video and picture montage of Sandy’s life that was displayed on the big screen at the back of the stage. All in all a brilliant and very moving tribute to Britain’s greatest female singer. There can’t have been many dry eyes in that field. In fact there was very little that was dry in that field as it had rained all day! Believe me though it was worth getting wet and muddy for. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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