The Amazing Clouds (Pete, Di and Dom) got the evening under way in grand style with some excellent self-penned songs.
Next up was Fuchsia Jones. Because her first song, “I Am Sky” used alternative tuning, she asked if she could borrow a guitar for her next two songs, to save having to re-tune.
I offered mine. Fuchsia had never played a 12-string before, but after a quick strum, decided she quite fancied the challenge. And only after she’d flawlessly performed “Rambling Man”, did I realise I’d neglected to tell her it is tuned down two semitones. Whoops!
Lynda Degney and a banjo-wielding Tom bade us all “Ring the Bell”, before Tom took to the guitar to sing “Sally”.
Making his third or fourth visit to the club, Roy Charlesworth entertained us with the humorous “Dear Old Mountain Boy”, singing the verses alternately in a gruff auld redneck’s voice and a falsetto woman’s voice.
The “The Bonnie Lass O’ Bon Accord” was the first of Jim Cole’s Scottish themed set on his trusty fiddle.
Mark Thatcher recruited Stephen Croft as his backing vocalist as he performed his signature song “Ricky Don’t Lose that Number”.
Making her Ruthin AllStyles debut was Wrexham youngster Tash Allcock, whose ukulele skills and mature singing voice belied her 13 years. She performed “Goodbye Mr A” and “Rip Tide”, the first of which you can listen to on the soundbite below..
I resurrected the Otis Reading song “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” that was released exactly 50 years ago to the day. And Andrew Bowsher entertained us on his dulcimer guitar.
David Rees was talking about you and me and the “Games People Play”. He followed this with one of his own excellent songs “Stalemate”.
Click the ► to hear Goodbye Mr A, sung by Tash Allcock
The end of the evening always seems to come too soon, but Penni Neale took us to that point with three lovely songs “I Shall be Released”, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, finishing on that great Willy Nelson number “Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground”.
Next week: will be Singer’s Night as usual – but with added Cake!
As part of the Dementia UK’s “Time for Tea” campaign, all the tea/coffee money will be donated to help fund their ‘Admiral Nurse’ facility. We will have cakes for sale too. ►Details