Last Thursday evening saw our first post-pandemic guest spot in the form of the lovely An Croenen and her side-kick Frank Hives.
The duo, who hail from Chester and Helsby, performed a delightful 45-minute, mid-evening showcase, or “big spot”, call it what you will.
The logistics worked out well, with our regulars each performing a two-song floor spot to open and close the evening. This is a format we shall certainly use in the future.
Their performance was nothing short of magical, with a mixture of originals and covers that had the audience joining in the choruses. Frank’s laid-back guitar style complimented An’s sweet, mellifluous vocals. Their finale song, Scarborough Fair, complete with the harmonious Canticle, was the best version I have ever heard.
We knew it would be a great little gig, having heard them first from their videos on our online shows during the lockdown. How fabulous it was to see and hear them in 3D and stereo!