Another super night of music covering a wide range of styles with no fewer then sixteen taking to the stage to entertain us.
In addition to the usual suspects we had two new faces and the return of one we’d not seen since before the summer.
I refer, of course to Robin who spends the summer months navigating the canals and waterways on his narrowboat searching out music festivals to attend and canalside pubs in which to busk in aid of Cancer Research. It was good to have him back, delivering a mix of his favourite Dylan, Cohen and Irish folk songs.
First time visitors were Richard Jones from Hawarden and Phil from Chorley. Phil is holidaying in the area and spotted the Music Club sign outside the pub. He borrowed a guitar and did a fine version of the 1970 song John Barleycorn by Traffic.
Richard came across our website and decided to pay us a visit. His covers of Billy Joel’s Piano Man and Elton’s Daniel went down well as did his version of the Eagles’ Hotel California.
The evening was compared by Lynda who opened with Carolina Star accompanied by husband Tom on guitar.
Although songs about rain is usually Lynda’s domain, it was Stephen who tempted fate this week by kicking off his set with Raindrops are Falling on my Head.
Joe gave us Those Were The Days, Enid told us it was Raining in My Heart, and Maureen said Jeepers Creepers!
John and Ros played homage to John Lennon on what would bave been his 74th birthday, and Peter sang Goodbye, Adieu and Farewell and then John Denver’s Goodbye Again. I do hope he’s not trying to tell us something!
Chris (your’s truly) went all Peter Green with and early Fleetwood Mac, finishing the set with John Fogarty’s Have You Ever Seen the Rain. In face there were so many songs about the rain we can blame the club for the torrential downpour that is battering the windows as I write this!
For a rousing end to the evening, John Bass and Tom stepped forward to accompany Harry and Richard in a great set that included Wagon Wheel, Dimming of the Day and The Letter.
All fabulous stuff. See you all next week.