11th September 2011
We are back after our summer break and the weather outside appears to be quite summery
still. A buffet awaits us at the end of the first half. We are a little short on numbers today
but I am sure we will have a good time.
Joe Migdal is our compere and begins proceedings with a song called Up to Now. We
accompanies his exquisite lyrics on the Appellation Dulcimer.
Len is next and sings us two songs - Hanging on a Wire and a favourite Neil Young song of
mine - Old Man.
Paul Steele starts with a motorhead song about a soldier's lot in the first world war. Very
emotive lyrics true to the folk tradition. He follows with a more cheerful song - Hazel.
Alan Neville tries out a new song on us this afternoon called The Edited Highlights. He
follows this with his version of a traditional song - Greensleeves, picked randomly from a
CD recording of his recent appearance at Loughton Folk Club.
Well, that was a quick first half. We tuck into the buffet at this stage.
Joe starts off the second half accompanied by Kathy on her concertina. They give us The
Rout of the Blues.
Len sings us a Warren Zevon song called, I think, Accidently Mad Love. He follows this
with Learning the Game by Buddy Holly.
Paul gives us a Slaid Cleaves song Broke Down followed by a song once sung by Frank
Sinatra - I Have Been a Rover
Alan recounts a tale written on a recent holiday called A King At Nightfall In Swanage.
We then all join in the chorus of Bye George.
BREAK AND RAFFLE
Joe dons a guitar for the next song and is again accompanied by Kathy for the song
Len gives us Stone Me and You Don't Know What It's Like
Paul asks the question Is Your Love in Vain and follows with a Bruce Springsteen song -
Born to Run.
Alan finishes the afternoon with a sad song My Lovers Cloak and a humorous song The
Last Prize Left in the Raffle. He then invites us to join in a final version of the hit song
I was right in my opening statement - we did have a great time. Thanks to all for providing
an excellent buffet and great etertainment. We are back in the pub next Sunday with the