Nine performers in all including a couple of new faces.
Rockin’ Robin got the show on the road with an old favourite Saw Doctors classic about the beautiful Clare Island, which is just off Ireland’s Atlantic coast. His varied set also included The Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel which was based on an unpublished Bob Dylan song “Rock me Mama”.
Joe opened the lid on The Marmalade’s Reflections of my Life, and played some Blue Songs on a Red Guitar before a Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square.
In the absence of “Rain Dance Lynda” John and Ros heralded the end of the early Spring warm spell with Rhythm of the Falling Rain and Yours Truly did a couple of Dylan’s plus Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic. Phil is getting back into the groove nicely, this week with Till There Was You played beautifully on his acoustic.
One of our visitors this week was Llanfynydd Folk Club regular Colin. His set included Gerry Rafferty’s Stuck in the Middle and The Weight (Take a load off, Fanny) which is one of the songs that he performs with his band The Flat Irons.
Ian travelled even further to be with us this week, all the way from Llanfechain, the other side of Oswestry. And it was well worth the journey as we enjoyed a fine set which included songs by John Prior, Steve Earl and Velvet Underground.
We love seeing new faces at the club and it’s rewarding when we see them returning for more! Mike Kendrick was back for the third time with a set that included some great covers and one of his own compositions The Llanfairfechan Horse that alludes to the fact St Patrick was a Welshman!
A great evening of music ended as it began with a grand finale from Robin who sent us home with The Belle of Belfast City echoing around our brains.
More of the same next week folks!