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Club Night 25/4/18

April 26, 2018

Welcome one and all to the blog. Some particularly good music tonight with a slightly less frantic pace. Some irritating glich was overcome with the sound system which ended up sounding excellent. Here's a selection of the songs we heard.

Neil took a breather after the sound problems so I took over the Graveyard Slot with 'Girl From the North Country' followed by the Silver Fox who served up some old favourites including 'Always on my Mind' and Dylan's 'I want You'.

Paul the Trumpet was on next, promoted from the arse end of he evening who gave us a lively sing a long set which included 'Love Chain' and 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'.

The Blackbriar Band were next and a very accomplished four piece they were too.  There was some tasty banjo and fiddle as well as excellent harmonies. Only caught one of the song titles 'Shame on you' Would loved to have congrtulated but they disappeared all too soon !!

Geoff the Crooner sang us a few songs that his Mum enjoyed, Blue Velvet, 'Welcome to my world', 'Love Letters in the sand', all good solid standards.

DC (Dave &Carol) later joined by Chris and Alex. Knopflers 'All the roads running' was' worked very well with Dave and Chris swapping vocals. 'Rose of Cimarron' was a belter with an excellent overall sound of acoustic guitars and bass.

Alex stayed on and gave his rendering of 'Wagon Wheel' a song which I think Dylan wrote and was finished by someone else. I may have just made that up ? Anyway the best version is by Darius Hucker ex Hootie and the Blowfish.

Change of tack now and up came Ted and Anne plus accordians and flute and gave the usual foot tapping melodies they are known for ie Leaving of Liverpool and St Anne's Reel or it could have been unreal.

Jean was next up under the limelight ably supported by Frank on guitar. Jean has a good delivery and I enjoyed Fever and Mary Pickford which was a song I hadn't heard before.

Jean departed and Frank stayed on and delivered some fine guitar playing with his instrumental, followed by a quirky version of 'Don't think twice it's alright'

Aidan minus Vicky schlepped on with tasty mandolin and Guitar and his set included 'Loftus Jones'( there's a Loftus-Cheek playing for Palace at the moment) and Big Iron (no Palace connection here). Love the new Mandolin sound.

On slid Sunrise and gave us a bit of Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen and a good song called 'Islands in the Stream'. Good set nice harmonies.

On came GT plus melifluous vocals with his usual theme based set. See if you can spot it. He sang 'Velvet Moon' 'Bad Moon Rising' and 'Blue Moon'. Answers on a postcard. Paul came in on Blue Moon on his trumpet and surprised everyone, Alex nearly brought a round !!

On came Eddie with his Guitar and Mandolin and follwed GT's theme by singing 'Blue Moon of Kentucky and played a very good Mandolin instrumental with Aidan.

Paul came back for the final song of the evening and sang us 'Hot Love' which we all full throatedly joined in with.

Great evening, quality musicianship .

Alas no self penned songs tonight.

Thank you to all the help at the end of the evening and see you in two weeks.

Chris