The evening began well, with Joe Lyon leading the way for ten musicians to serve-up two songs each in the first half.

Then, after those twenty tasty tunes, things got even sweeter as cake was served during the break to the strains of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.

The blower-out of candles was Jim who was celebrating seventy years on the planet, the most recent of them as a regular attendee of the Ruthin AllStyles Music Nights, together with his wife Barbara. The couple discovered the club shortly after moving into the area a couple of years ago and have become loyal supporters, hardly missing a club night since.

Jim is a keen walker and this was reflected in the decoration conjured-up by our resident singing pâtissier, Glyn Hudson. It was a work of art almost too good to cut into but all twenty sweet-toothed people in the room were glad we did.

Another song each in the second half proved that you can have your cake and eat it too. There was some tasty teamwork, with Linda Griffith providing harmonies for her brother Alan Thompson and with the two Robins perching at the microphones for a chirpy collaboration.

This week’s line-up: Joe Lyon, Robin Spreckley, Robin the Busker, Geoff Durno, Chris Birchall, Glyn Hudson, Pete Kirkham, Steve Juckes-Hughes, Alan Thompson and Linda Griffiths.