Yes, with this week’s Singers’ Night being on the eve of the Equinox, it was the last of the Summer. Hello ‘Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’.
And hello too, to a season of musical fruitfulness, which was off to a good start with eighteen performers providing a harvest of lovely mellow sounds to a captive audience of forty in the function room of The Feathers.
We were served a surfeit of solos from seasoned regulars, Glyn Hudson, Tom and Lynda Degney, Chris Birchall, Joe Lyon, and Richard and Wendy Eastwood.
“In Christ there is no East or West – Andrew Bowsher”.
In addition, there were delectable duets from Bob and Penni Neale, Enid Toft and Neil Wilkinson, and Harry Robertson accompanied by John Bass.
The latter two were then joined by the rest of the Tom, Dick & Harry band, Richard Davies and Tom Degney, who ploughed on with a helping of Americana.
Jeff Jones arrived unarmed, so we thrust my 12-string into his hands. It was nice for me to hear how it sounded ‘out front’ after having its frets dressed by luther Harry Miller.
Then Jez McCann entertained with her lovely soft vocals and soothing guitar style.
Almost every week there is a new face in the performance area, and this was no exception. Andrew Bowsher performed three terrific instrumentals, including the Bert Jansch/Davey Graham tune, “Angie”, which went down really well. Best of all, he’s just moved to live in the area, so we will no doubt be seeing him again.
And as the Equinox approached ever nearer, David Rees stepped up for the finale spot with an excellent triptych of covers, including Procol Harum’s ‘Homburg’ to send us on our merry way.
Anthony John Clark (plus floor spots) £4 (usual concession for regulars). There should be tickets available on the door – or you can book on line to be sure: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/414348