One of the interesting aspects of attending a Folk/Acoustic club is the unpredictability. You never know for sure who, or how many, will turn up for a singers night. We have a core of regulars, of course, some of whom travel from as far as Llandudno, Rhyl and Llandegla. And it’s always nice to see the new faces who turn up from time to time.
Last week no fewer than nineteen musicians took to the stage, mainly solo spots plus a couple of duos and two groups in the shape of Jabberwocky and Tom, Dick and Harry. It made for a fabulous and varied evening’s entertainment. We even had dancing in the aisles courtesy of Wendy and Richard!
Harry’s musician friend Ron who was on a short holiday in the area, got up and did songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s.
I’m always amazed at the wide range of musical genres from traditional folk to rock, blues, country, jazz and pop. Last week there were covers from The Beatles, Texas, Elvis, Woody Guthrie,Supertramp, Jack Bruce, Don Gibson, Paul Simon and of course Bob Dylan.
Nice too, to hear some self-penned songs. This week we enjoyed a spot by a visitor from the coast in the shape of Geoff Durno who sang Grey Sky Blues and Mary’s Song and also told us the story behind how they came to be written.
That was last week. By way of a contrast, there were not so many at this week’s meeting. But nevertheless, equally enjoyable with the smaller, more intimate group of performers who each got to expand on their repertoire and try out new songs.
It is so good to see the club going from strength to strength. See you all next week.