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Club Night 19/7/17

July 20, 2017

Welcome one and all to the blog. Slightly down on numbers this week but still plenty of performers, so here's an overview of the evening. We had three banjos and two ukes tonight !!

Neil manfully took the graveyard slot tonight and Forever and ever Amen was one of his offerings and Jim Croce's "Age"..

Geoff gave us 'Ringo' (a request) and Blanket on the ground, as usual Geoff was in fine form.

Next we had Mike, Keychange and Chris and Carole in different formats. Mike gave us our first banjo of the evening and Will the Circle be unbroken,. We also had Lay Down Sally(or Mustang Sally as Chris the bass calls it) and 'Have you ever seen the rain' which was a belter. Particularly good bass from Chris if I may say plus fine vocals from our Carole.

Keith was ever there with his fine tunes. He gave us 'Freight Train' which I've been doing myself lately, obviously better than Keith !!

Change of tack in the shape of Vaiden and Icky. The River was a belter as was 'Wagon Wheel'. Our second banjo of the evening.

Ever resourceful in good tune finding, Graham gave us three REM songs, with Man in the Moon being a particular fave of mine.

On bounded Eddie who whipped out the third banjo of the evening and right royaly enterained us as usual. Dirty old town is always a club favourite. I have been playing this one myself lately (you can fill in the rest yourself) Nice banjo case Eddie, a droll T Shirt as well.

The welcome return of Doug, plus straw hat was up for it next. A fine picker is Doug, ' She was saying goodbye was one of his songs. Don't leave it so long Doug.

The Bard of Beddington was next, with his whimsical assortment of self penned songs. No one like Grandma was great.

S&M were the penultimate act tonight. As usual in fine form and a broken string. Was it the G ? I enjoy Michelle's delivery of 'These Boots are made for Walking'.

Tony (GT) rounded off the evening with some fine songs as usual. 'Early Morning Rain' is a great song to harmonise to. Pearls a singer had us all singing as well.

Only one member of the self penned club tonight that being The Bard of Beddington.

Cheers for coming and help clearing up. And a special thanks to the players who kept their songs to a modest length as it helps Neil and I to fit everybody in.

See you in two weeks

Colonel 7th