Tag Archives: Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival

On the Roundabout Hotel


Three years ago, at the tail end of a school trip to London, I stayed behind after everyone else had flown home, and went to Fareham to see Oysterband.  When I was there, I stayed at the Roundabout Hotel, which I had found online.  Last month, when I went to the Wickham Music Festival, again …

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On Oysterband, Part 2: What Chopper Said


This is a busy time for Oysterband.  Even now they are putting the finishing touches on their newest recording, a collaboration with June Tabor–their first joint effort since Freedom and Rain in 1990.  As all the band’s loyal fans know, since this past winter when they were unable to come to a suitable agreement with …

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On Oysterband at Ferneham Hall


It’s the beginning of the festival season.  Oysterband made their first British appearance of this new season at the Gosport and Fareham Easter Festival, as the headline act on Saturday night, April 23rd.  I had a ticket, having ordered it from Ferneham Hall back in January.  Even then, the best they could do for me …

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On Being a Neurotic Traveler


We’re leaving for London in four days.  Because it is a school trip, most everything is planned out through the educational tour companies.  But because my sister is coming, and she lives nowhere near school, the heathens and I are going down to her house, then taking the Trailways from Portland to Logan International in …

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