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Club Night 11/10/17

October 12, 2017

Welcome one and all to the blog. Usual format of the players and their songs. Starting the blog a little later as I had a nightmare last night it was the recurring image of Alex and Dave in hair and hats but also they had bright red lipstick, sooooo scary.

Diamond Neil kicked us off in the graveyard slot with 'Blossom'  and very good it was too.

Keith gave us a bit of James Taylor, a folk song and Down to the river. Keith felt he played his songs better at home, so next club night we could be at Keith's place. Anything to help mate !

Nick the Slide plus new 12 string with an excellent sound. Nick slipped in with a couple of his own and finished with a cracking Roy Harpers song, 'When an old cricketer leaves the crease' a song about his grandfather, Roy's that is.

On came Sunrise with some smooth harmonies, Ian Tyson's Four strong winds was excellent a particular fave of mine.

Nice to see Paul back again with a fine set of songs including, 'Me and Mrs Jones' and 'Valerie'. Once again good to see a nylon guitar at Lime Meadow.

Change of tack now with Aidan and Vicky who's set included 'The band played waltzing Matilda' and some foot tapping Slides (fast jigs I'm told)

Alex came on and gave us one so to speak 'Sergeant where's mine'. We had a choice of guitar or banjo and guitar won.

Alex stayed on to duet with Keychange both alarmingly becapped with hat and hair as mentioned. We had 'Seven Spanish Angels, and Keychange whipped out his ukelele and gave us 'Achy breaky heart'. Good music and a good laugh lads

On smoothed Electric Graham who's set included' Let it be me' and 'Promise' all performed with style and gusto!

Good to see Geoff as I thought he was going to be laid up . Geoff's set included a bit of Johnny Cash from a 'Jack to a King'. See you when you return Geoff, hope all goes well.

Time allowed me to slip a few songs into the proceedings and I called Nick the Slide up to play and we played a blues and 'Learning the Game' with some tasty slide of course.

On came  Eddie with his usual lack of confidence and gave some with Johnny be Good backed by Diamond Neil and yours truly. We also had 'Paddy McGinty's Goat and a bit  of uke as well in the set.

On came Golden Tonsils to round off our evening and started with a belter 'Highwayman' I love it !! we also had a cracking song called John Sutter (spelling?) Mill and Tony finished with a self penned blues, 'My Baby left me' A good set to finish with !!

No finale tonight as Michelle was unwell and Carsick was playing nurse. Keyboards were missed !! Get well soon Michelle !!

Self Penned songs tonight came from:

Nick the slide

GT Tony


Thanks for the help as usual and don't forget Nov 10th with Two coats colder and Sally Ironmonger.Free to all our regulars and a mere two quid to others.

See you in two weeks.