Yes March roared in like a lion at The Feathers on Thursday, as thirteen musicians performed thirty-seven songs to a nicely filled function room.
And the first roar came, aptly enough, from our own Joe Lyon whose set had distinct Liverpool flavour with “Woman”, The Ballad of Seth Davey” and “The Long and Winding Road”. Then after some Cash and Cohen from Chris, Lynda and Tom Degney looked skyward with “Carolina Star” and “God Spoke His Name”.
Tom stuck around to accompany Harry Robertson on some belting pop rock with Wayne Carson Thompson’s “The Letter” and the more bluesy “Just Because”. Then they both remained on stage to accompany Richard Davies, whose set included “Drift Away” and “Louise”.
Geoff Hollis had arrived from Rhyl to take us “Marching Through Rochester” before doffing a cap to Saint David with Ralph McTell’s “Daffodils”,
Jim Cole cheered us all up with the eighteenth century Scottish tune, Neil Gow’s ‘Lament for the Death of his Second Wife’, followed by the more cheery Scott Skinner tunes for the fiddle “Dr MacDonald” and “Hector the Hero”.
Harri Owen gave us “Wagon Wheel”, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”, all of which made the most of his powerful gravelly voice. Harri was joined on the latter by Oli Hughes who was making his Ruthin AllStyles debut on bass guitar.
“Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” and “Only You” were part of a lovely and varied upbeat set from Di and Pete, which also included some lovely instrumental offerings combining flute and guitar.
After threatening us with Red Indians, Tom borrowed Richard’s lovely sounding new guitar and opted instead for an instrumental that really showed off it’s tonality.
And then before we knew it, it was finale time and we found Penni Neale in melancholy mood as she sang the evening out with “Crazy”, “Time After Time” and “Misty”.
Just a Quick Reminder…
We have the lovely and talented Edwina Hayes performing for us in just four weeks time. There are only a few tickets left now, so if you want to be part of what promises to be a fabulous evening, please get your tickets now, either on line at WeGotTickets.com or if you are a regular member, pick them up (for the concessionary price) at the club next Thursday.
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