ladies in faireys??

deave

Member
I attended Fairey's concert last night in Guildhall, Preston and they announced that Rebecca Crawshaw had joined the band on soprano!! She played last night, very well I might add....

I'm surprised nothing has been announced already???
 

ScrapingtheBottom

Active Member
deave said:
I attended Fairey's concert last night in Guildhall, Preston and they announced that Rebecca Crawshaw had joined the band on soprano!! She played last night, very well I might add....

I'm surprised nothing has been announced already???

Wow! Flippin 'eck, good stuff!
 
I'd like to wish Rebecca lots of luck with her new band. I was in NYBBGB with her, she's a great player and a really nice lass.

Jayne
 

Lauradoll

Active Member
Yeah, crackin little player.

I believe (correct me if I'm wrong like) but there's nothing in the Fairey constiution saying women aren't allowed so they may not want to make an announcement.

Wonder who's next?
 

neiltwist

Active Member
well done to becky, crackin player, and well deserved position!

Seems like NYBB are taking over fairies slowly but surely!
 

johnflugel

Active Member
Good news, it's a young team they are building there! Faireys have perhaps seen more players come and go than any other top band: Hope all the new players get the chance to grow as a team because there is some amazing potential there.
 

lynchie

Active Member
Must be all this pressure tMP has been putting on bands to go mixed gender! :wink:

Well done to her, hope she does well!
 

Cornetto

Member
This isn't an official announcement, but I'd thought I'd get in before any unwanted rumours started (too late I think).

The announcement at the concert last night was actually a mistake, Becky has not joined Faireys, and was over from Dobcross to help us out for which we are very greatful, especially having performed as well as she did. The fact that women were on stage under the name of Fairey is no secret. Fairey's current crisis has forced the band into taking a more open minded view for at least the forseeable future whilst things are being sorted out.

With regards to poaching, no players are being forced into joining the band, and no money is changing hands on the transfer of players. The players that have already moved have done so because they feel that is the right move for them.

I'll say no more until an official statement has been released by the band.
 

AndyCat

Active Member
I played with Fairey's last night (first time since I left, and only as a last minute dep.) and was impressed by the way they performed, especially with so many guests. The concert was very good and well recieved, Becky played well (as mentioned), as did Cornetto, Chris Pannell and the other "younger" players. Morette (sp?) also played on rep from Besses, so there were 2 females on stage (not including Bowdy of course :wink: )

I hope the band resolves it's problems soon, and get's back to the top where it belongs. I enjoyed the concert anyway, as did the audience I think!
 

impycornet

Member
Cornetto said:
This isn't an official announcement, but I'd thought I'd get in before any unwanted rumours started (too late I think).

The announcement at the concert last night was actually a mistake, Becky has not joined Faireys, and was over from Dobcross to help us out for which we are very greatful, especially having performed as well as she did. The fact that women were on stage under the name of Fairey is no secret. Fairey's current crisis has forced the band into taking a more open minded view for at least the forseeable future whilst things are being sorted out.


Ali said:
The band would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rebecca Crawshaw for all her hard work and dedication to the Dobcross cause. Rebecca has played for the band for the last two years or so and has played an integral part of the bands recent successes. She is also principal soprano with the NYBBGB. Dobcross would like to wish her all the best with her new position at Fairey FP (Music).


Somene's got the wrong end of the stick then ????
 
opps!!

good luck to Becky - superb player! sure she'll do very well!

heard they were auditiong a female on euph as well - did they get any further with that?

Tim
 

Bowdy

New Member
Oy Catanach. Why am i mentioned in the women on stage catagory and not the young tallented players on display section. There may have been one or two light hearted moments involving womens night wear but i do have a willy you know! On that subject Mr Evans was funny on Sunday wasn't he :wink:
 
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