24th July 2011
It is our last meeting of the season and we are celebrating our end of term with a buffet.
The sun is shining outside and we are looking forward to a great session. Joe Migdal is
our compere for the afternoon and opens proceedings by introducing Bernard and Maureen
to give us a couple of tunes, Bernard entertaining us on his concertina and Maureen on her
guitar, and together they give us some of what we have all been missing - domestic
We have a FaBclub virgin next, Dave, who sings us a Martin Joseph song - I'm A
Celebrity. He follows with a second humorous song - The Internet Blues. Great first
appearance Dave, hope you come back soon.
Len is called up next, sporting a beard, and starts with a Show of Hands song - Cousin
Jack. He follows with a John Lennon number - Imagine. Great stuff, Len!!
Our compere is on next, and he has his organ with him today. Joe tells us his first song, A
Ploughboy's Dream, is played by ear. It is suggested from the floor that he uses his fingers.
I Wonder as I Wander is his next self-penned song. The organ accompaniment gives the
song a real Sunday Service feel.
Paul Steele is next and is introduced as an element, but he insists steel is an alloy. He
certainly is an ally of the FaBclub. He starts with a Bob Dylan song - Jokerman and leads
seamlessly into an early Beatles Number - Twist And Shout. Looking forward to more in
the second half.
Mike makes a welcome return to the club and brings with him his travel guitar. It is
remarked that it looks like it has been on a diet (see photo). He starts with a traditional
song The Ballad of Islington, and continues with Bottle Of Wine. Nice to see you back
We have a break where we all tuck into the FaBclub buffet.
Foxen starts the second half with two songs. The first - All Things Are Quite Silent is a
traditional song sung by Margaret accompanied by John on the guitar. Margaret plays the
bowed psaltery during this song. The second, a song once played by Pentangle called When
I Was In My Prime is again sung by Margaret. I think John was concentrating on his John
Helen Islip is next with a gruesome song I have not heard before called Anathea. She
follows with a request, a Neil Young song - Sugar Mountain. This may go some way in part
to describing the buffet.
It is time for Joe to slip a quick one in - called Plastic Willy. We have a great laugh at the
lyrics, and Joe's performance.
Bernard and Maureen play us a short medley.
Dave gives us a Ron Trueman-Border song about John Wayne.
Paul sings a Dave Ellis song - One Precious Moment Forever in Time.
Mike sings us The Fox.
Helen produces her Silver Dagger.
Len tells us to Keep Your Distance and then goes to South Australia.
Foxen finish the afternoon with a song about a nurse, a chorus song about cricket from
Norfolk and a shanty
Well, what a great afternoon we have had for our last meeting of the season. We are back
again on Sunday 11th September for a get a floor spot session. I hope you can wait until