Where else would you get Queen and The King, The Bee Gees and The Beatles, Richard Thompson and R.E.M., Dolly Parton and Dylan – all in one night!
And what a packed night it was – with no fewer than eighteen performers! And it was great to see some new faces in the audience too. Thirty-eight of us in all, soaking up the fantastic atmosphere in the back room at The Feathers.
It was good to see Tim back for a second visit. We obviously didn’t scare him off last week by thrusting a guitar in his hand and throwing him in the deep end! This week he brought his own and his set included a great acoustic version, delivered in both English and Welsh, of Isn’t it a Lovely Day by Carmarthen alternative rock band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.
There were a number of collaborations – many of them impromptu – with Harry, Tom and John Bass being kept busy throughout the evening.
We had a first time visit from Colin who did some great Beatles songs accompanying himself on the ukulele. Geoff was down from windy Rhyl again to sing Pete Abbot’s Windy Harbour.
Also from the northern end of the Vale of Clwyd, Wendy and Richard made a welcome return with a great set as did Gypsy Rover Glynis. And when Penni Neal brought the night to a close with her mellifluous soft voice you could hear a pin drop.
The rapturous applause that followed was, of course, also in recognition of all the regulars who sang this week. Too many to mention here but you all know who you are – and without you we wouldn’t have such a fantastic club.
Next Thursday – Rag Mama Rag. Doors open 7.30 for ticket holders, 7.45 if you’re paying on the door, music starts at 8.00pm. £6.50 (£5 for members) Bring your instruments as both the first and second halves will be opened with floor spots from our regular members.