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Club Night 11th September 19

September 12, 2019

Welcome all to the blog.

Oh what a night as chortled by Frankie Vali. At least 43 of us listening to a Banjo fest. We had 11 banjos in all. Not bad when we had 17 acts. Thanks for joining in. Here is a synopsis of the evening.

Diamond Neil kicked off in the graveyard slot plus Banjo and gave us 'Morningtown Ride followed by the Silve fox who had an attack from the lyric gremlin but he did manage to slip in Castles in the air.

Aidan and Vicky were in fine fettle with sing a longs Gallway Girl and Wagon Wheels.

Nick the slide was next plus banjo and managed half a tune when his G string broke which he did warn us might happen. He left the stage head held high.

Don who again had unearthed his banjo gave us his usual blend of good stuff. I particularly enjoyed Richmond Woman Blues.

Pluto Swint were up next with a whole host of banjos. 5 in fact and what an excellent sound they made. Great stuff lads, particularly enjoyed Urban Spaceman.

Paul plus Sinatra theme was next and crooned his way through thre Sinatra tunes. Witchcraft I had never heard before.

Up I came and stumbled through my banjo bit and through in Lucky old Sun for good measure with a couple of visits from the lyric Gremlin.

On came the banjoless Ted and Anne and played their usual brand of stirring stuff with foot tapping a plenty. Never short of a few instrumental breaks.

Geoff was next up for it and I particularly enjoyed Buddy can you spare me a dime. Paul joined Geoff and came up with a cracking bluesy number.

Rees and a second Geofff gave us a few god traditional folk song. Good to hear a bit of traditional at the club.

A Lime Meadow virgin in the shape of Steve was next accompanied by a huge Dulcimer which he played very well. Most entertaining, very different. Especially enjoyed 'Music for a found Harmonium'.

Electric Graham didn't disappoint with his mix of pop songs. Sang Sylvia's Mother which he knows Val likes.

The Bard was with us and gave us a tune on his banjo plus two of his own songs with lashings of pathos and humour.

Self Penned Les was our penultimate act or was it second to last ? Les writes some good songs and I particularly enjoyed 'Place Names'.

Diamond Neil, Andy and Rees finished us off Scarboro Fair.Tasty harmonies were to be savoured.

Well that was it. Seriously enjoyed myself.

Sel Penners were:


The Bard


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