Caught by the River

Field Day

29th May 2013

L1141461L-R: Rob St.John, Tom Western, Cheryl Tipp, Ian Rawes, Jonny Trunk, Chris Watson. Photo: Neil Thomson

P1020041John Andrews, Charles Rangeley-Wilson, Luke Jennings. Photo: Wendy Barrett

To everyone involved in making our inaugural appearance at the Field Day festival a special one, thank you, you were brilliant. It was a great afternoon, made memorable by the passions and talents of a bunch of very lovely people. Also, brilliant to see Rob St John and Tom Western referred to as “new wayward Aphex Twins” by our friend Jude Rogers in the Guardian.

Not featured in the photographs but certainly still in our minds is Professor David Hendy, who talked of Noise: A Human History, his recently published book and a BBC radio series which explored the role of sound, and listening, in the past 100,000. Fascinating stuff.

And thank you to everyone that came along to listen and to watch. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We would be lying however if we didn’t admit that the overriding feeling of joy we had was tinged with a certain sadness. It comes from the fact that there is no Port Eliot festival happening this year. We’ve known this for twelve months now and it’s not been too big a deal until recently, now we’re missing it already. Latest news from St German’s though is confirmation that the festival will be back in 2014 and once again our presence has been requested. We’ll see you there.