Despite the aftermath of the Bank Holiday, and the Wales vs Cyprus evening fixture, we still had a respectable turn-out for the first Thursday of September.
And of course, the football enthusiasts amongst us were at least able to keep up with the score line due to the match being shown on several large screens elsewhere in The Feathers.
The first of the night’s ten performers was George who kicked the evening off in patriotic style with You’re The One, a song by Welsh songwriter Karl Wallinger, who was born in Prestatyn. It was first recorded by Wallinger’s band, World Party, before being made famous by Robbie Williams – and George of course! Our own rocker from Rhyl continued his set with songs from Dylan and The Beatles.
Having been to a Lindisfarne gig over the Bank Holiday, Chris reprised Meet Me On The Corner.
Lynda’s floor spot included First Taste of Texas and managed to get through four songs without mentioning the rain once!
Then we had two thirds of the Tom, Dick and Harry Band, with Richard singing Across the Great Divide and Paxton’s A Lesson Too Late for the Learning. Tom and Richard then invited Enid on stage to sing the famous traditional Welsh love song Myfanwy.
Joe Lyon continued the Tom Paxton theme with Comedians and Angels. His set also included Dusty Springfield’s Only Want To Be With You and the lovely ballad A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.
Wendy gave us some Nancy Griffiths and Edwina Hayes goodness plus Don’t leave home by Dido.
At this stage of the proceedings, the Wales Cyprus score was nil nil. Then just as Penni finished the most beautiful rendition of Stairway to Heaven, and the room erupted in a well deserved applause, an almighty cheer echoed through from the main bar as Gareth Bale scored the late winning goal for Wales.
Mike Kendrick was next up. He sang three of his own songs, including Neston Fair which was so new the ink was still wet, plus the very funny Ian Drury song Billericay Dickie.
Then it was Tom who brought the evening to a close with his little red ukulele as he sang his own composition about his amorous encounter with a mermaid.