Jill and Ian

Jill and Ian from Caerwys on stage at Ruthin AllStyles

Another busy night at the club with visitors Jill and Ian from Caerwys joining the usual suspects for a sing around.

Jill has a lovely soft voice and sounds very like Karen Carpenter.  One of my favourites from their spot was the Carole King number “Will You Still Love me Tomorrow”, originally recorded by The Shirelles and covered by many artists including Amy Winehouse.

Linda was MC for the evening and whipped out the kazoo as she and Tom treated us to “Urban Spaceman” along with some other old favourites.

Phil Townson sang two new songs that will be appearing on a future CD that will be sold in support of his charity, the North Wales Alzheimer’s Society,  and some folk songs from Barry including a Scottish Bothy ballad.

Hugh, visiting from Llanfynydd, this time brought with him his Leadbelly copy 12 string guitar. And quite appropriately, he sang some of the songs made famous by that undisputed master of the 12 string, Huddie William Ledbetter, including “Goodnight Irene” and “The Bourgeois Blues”.

Also in the mix were songs from Richard, Joe and Chris and a great set from Raven who brought the evening to a close with great version of the America song, “Tinman”.

It was four weeks to the day that Harry Robertson had undergone his heart surgery for a double by-pass, so it was good to hear that he is steadily improving and getting stronger every day.  Chris and Jayne had caught up with him the day before having a therapeutical walk up Market Street followed by half an hour sitting with him in his back yard enjoying the sunshine.  We look forward to seeing him back at the club in the not too distant future belting out “Shilo” and Hotel California”.

We do hope Andy is better soon too, having left the club early this week due to having hurt his foot.