BBC Young Folk Award winner James Findlay replaced by Ahab
Fairport's Cropredy Convention have announced a change to the line-up of acts appearing at the festival on 13 August 2010. Up-and-coming alt-country band Ahab will replace BBC Young Folk Award winner James Findlay.
James was to appear on the festival's main stage on the Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, he has had to cancel his live appearances this year and will not therefore be able to play at Cropredy.
Luckily, Ahab has been able to fill the spot. The London-based five-piece was already booked to perform at The Brasenose Arms as part of the 'Cropredy Fringe' and can now look forward to a main stage appearance as well. The band, which cites Fairport Convention and Richard Thompson among their influences, combines instrumental prowess, powerful vocals and an indie edginess.
"It's a shame James can't make it, we are grateful to Ahab for stepping up to the plate at short notice. Their music is fresh, energetic and very accomplished and we’re sure the Cropredy crowd will love their set"
Fairport's Simon Nicol