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Club Night 21st October 2016


dscf2240Wendy was just finishing a Georgette Jones number when I arrived, Just in time for my favourite Edwina Hayes song  Run,


Really looking forward to seeing Edwina Hayes next year,but as I have been listening to Wendy singing the songs for so long, I will probably prefer Wends versions!


Next we had The Singing Degneys, (Tom and Linda) to entertain us with anew song, (I forgot the title!) and an old favourite Four Wheel drives blue Ridge mountain Girl.

Richard, who was comparing this evening then told a joke (Neil Style!!!) about a friend of his called Paddy who went to buy a pizza, ( A true story) . When the laughter eventually died down he introduced  Tom Goodall, Who started of with a really good Bruce Springsteen cover.


He carried on with one of his best self  written songs Brittney The Bedroom Star,

To complete an excellent set.

dscf2219The maestro was next, (Kevin to his friends),

who first gave us a Gill Landry song, followed be Steve Earls Christmas in Washington, (Our First Xmas song of the year!!!)


dscf2222(left click with your mouse on the pictures to see a really nice picture of kevins guitar, or Kevin if you prefer,)

Tony Grant had a hard act to follow…

but amply rose to the challenge, by borrowing one of Geoff Hollis  favourites, All the Answers, and one I haven’t heard him sing  before, You,l  never be the Sun.

It was time to crank up  the microphone to its highest height, and welcome Rhyl,s own BFG on stage.

Mr Geoff  Hollis


I really must get a panoramic camera, or move further back!


Goeff started with the poignant Bryn Phillips song about the true story of an  ex Bridge End miner, For those of you interested….This is by Bryn.

John Gates was a miner in South Wales, near Bridge End, before he was made redundant at the age of 50 when the pit in his local town closed down. There was virtually no chance of getting a job in the area and so he turned to a hobby which he had for years – embroidery. He is now a successful teacher and lectures on the subject all over the place.

I first heard his story on Woman’s Hour, whilst travelling back from Bridgnorth Folk festival. Immediately I arrived home I started to write the song. After I had written it I managed to trace John and sent him a recording of the song to make sure he was happy about my performing it. Thankfully he was, and what’s more he sent me some photographs of the wedding dress which features in the song and also an embroidered badge, which I treasure. If you click on the image (top right) you can see this fine example of his detailed work in, of course, silver and gold.



And for those of you wondering, he hasn’t got a halo, it’s the light bulb about 4″ from his head!!!

Next he sang for us a song he has been working on for the last 9 weeks, his first performance of the Stan Rogers song about the Mary Ellen Carter. this could well turn into a favourite.


We only had to wind the mike down a little bit for our next guest, Terry is quite long too!!


he started of with a Mel haggard song, and finished with the classic Hank Williams, Willy nelson song Old Flames.


accompanied of course by Tom on slide guitar.

dscf2243We then had the raffle, then most artists did another song.


Tom Degney did  South Bound Freight. Then Richard sang The Games people play, with Tom accompanying on the mandolin.




dscf2248Tom Goodall came back, and gave us a very good version of Creedance Clear Water Revivals Proud Mary, (Even Hotter than Tina Turners)dscf2259Richard  and Wendy were Next, I missed Richard first time round.

They sang Welcome to my world as a duet.








dscf2250Near  the end now…

Geoff Hollis sang windy Harbour, Linda gave us a sing-a-long, or more accurately a howl a-long, The Northern Plains. Tery Mealey gave us the John Prine favourite Put Another Log on the Fire, always a favourite educational song  for the girls. To Finish Richard, Tom Terry and Wendy all sang The Speed of the Sound of loneliness, then finished with  Hank Williams Wedding Bells.dscf2264dscf2263








karin-grandal-park-rosie-clegg20160924_122817_resizedSee you all next week.

By |October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 7th October 2016


I thought that I had walked into the wrong club last Friday,

there were not many seats left. and several new faces, as the summer ends and holidays finish, we start to get a full club again. (and where else can you get a good nights entertainment for £1.50!) .  When I arrived I thought we had a new young  female country and western vocalist, then I realized that it was a tanned Wendy, just back from her holidays, (Richard was tanned too!)

dscf2145Next up was Raphael Callaghan, who we normally see with Tom Dick and Harry Band, (which we did …later)  He entertained us with some songs from his new album Said and Done.

dscf2146After Raphael came Colin, who gave us a selection including a song from one of his favourite bands Mike and the Mechanics.

Jim the Fiddler was next…

who gave us A Life on the Ocean Waves, Followed by a Scottish tune.


We then had a newcomer to the club, Jane from Bethesda.,





She gave us a couple of Christy Moore songs, finishing with Nancy Spain. Lets all hope that we see her again soon.


Linda and Tom came next.

Tom had his frying pan with him, so Linda took the advantage and sang Ring the Bell.

she finished with Four Wheel Drives My Blue Ridge Mountain Girl.

dscf2159It was time for the combined talents of Rhyl an Ruthin, with the Tom, Dick, Harry, John and Raphael Band…

as they were setting up, Harry lowered the tone of the evening by asking a Lancashire  riddle, from when he was a wee lad, ‘ whats little and wrinkled, and hangs out your underpants’ We must be thick in Rhyl, no one got it write,  its your granny.

dscf2165Things could only get better, which they did, as they sang for us Buddy Holly True Love Ways,  Delia Gone, John Prines Speed of the sound of loneliness, and Drift Away.









It was then time for the Raffle.

Which was won by a very nice man from Carmel, a nice looking bottle of Merlot.

dscf2178We were then introduced to  Russell  Williams and Helen Lank,

Who have recently got together and formed a duo. Helen is a brilliant double bassist, and Russell an excellent guitarist and singer, I think he must be saving up for a new guitar, as he said the one he was using was made in 1941!

dscf2176dscf2175They  gave us Americana songs by Johnny Horton, Hank Williams, (from 1922!) and with Raphael on the harp, a Jerry McCain / Thunderbirds song.

Russel is a great friend of Toms, who invited him to visit Rhyl, as they are from the Frodsham /Chester area. Lets hope Tom can get them to come again.

dscf2183John Taylor came back on.

And have a hilariously funny rendition of my first day at the pit. what makes it so fantastically funny is Johns  accent and delivery,  I can’t imagine anyone being able to do it any better.

dscf2185Mike  Whitiker  Finished of with one of his own, Underneath the Waterfall,  Colin with streets of London, Jane with a song about birth control and beer…. Jim fiddled a slow air, Wild Rose of the Mountain, and Linda and Tom  Another Lonesome Morning.

time for the finale,

dscf2171Tom Dick, Harry, John and Raphael came back on to sing us out with Jerry Rafferty,s Baker Street, what a fantastic end to my bottle of wine, it vibrated of the table and fell on the floor, managing to hit the table leg on the way down. Other than that a really good night









See you all in 2 weeks, I,m having a week off.

AND DONT FORGET…karin-grandal-park-rosie-clegg20160924_122817_resized

By |October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 30th September 2016


Nine artists tonight, (excluding the ones that drink too much!) a 50% improvement over last week.

Everybody seems to go on holiday in September, when the kids go back to school, (cheapskates!).  Things should start getting back to normal this week.

As Neil was poorly, Richard was comparing, get well and come back soon Neil, we are all missing the jokes…

dscf2061When I arrived, Mike Whitaker  was part way through his first turn, in which he sang three of his own songs.

dscf2046He was followed by Tom, Who,s first song was dedicated to his friend and fellow musician, Graham Fossil, who died last week. Graham had played in Rhyl a time back. Tom sang I Wonder Where you are Tonight, as it was one Graham particularly liked. He finished with The Green Rolling Hills Of Virginia.


Gentleman Jim was next up to fiddle for us, as well as explaining the difference between a fiddle and a violin, he gave us Ashakan Farewell, Some Scottish tunes, and Twilight over Shetland.dscf2069






Tom and Linda were next, Linda started with the Cox Brothers, Everyone is reaching out for Someone.  She then dedicated the next song to Neil, as it was one of his favourites, we all howled our way through The Northern Plains, and Neil texted a howl too!. Linda finished with Four Wheel Drives Blue Ridge Mountain Girl.


Tom Goodall was on next.










He started with lets Get Married, Followed on with Station of Stillness, and finished with the excellent Mothers Hug. Tom writes  good songs. He also does the odd cover, one of his best being When Doves Cry, by Prince He,s only done it once at Rhyl , so If you haven’t seen it, here it is, and he,s accompanied by his cat!

Next up was The Magnificent Tony Grant!

Not a lot more you can say about Tony, he always gives us a five star performance.

dscf2080Tony,s first song was a Niel Diamond, Girl you,l Br A Woman Soon,  Followed by Kiran Halpin,s / Geoff Hollis,s  All the Answers, And for Vera, Willie Nelson’s Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.

dscf2089Terry was next, to give us our weekly John Prine, and other old cowboy songs, this week we had Welfare Line, Teenage Fathers, and Bury Me.

After the raffle it was one song each, Starting with Richard, who did Me and Bobby McGee.

dscf2094Colin then did a Bob Dylan song, Working  Men,s  Blues.

dscf2103Followed again by mike, Who gave us a lovely self penned song called She was Only 17

dscf2107Tom did a Jimmy Rogers song, from when he was 14 or 15, Hobo Bills Last Ride


Tom Goodall did his second turn, showcasing a brand new song written for the austerity (We Shall Overcome) event which is all this week.

It was called Austerity, and, as usual a really good song, If You Missed it, I will take pity on you!!!  And you get a good video,













Tony  Grant Did Red Rose Caffe


The night was closed by Richard, Terry, and Tom singing John Prines The Speed Of The Sound Of loneliness. (Terry is the shy one with his back to the camera)


karin-grandal-park-rosie-clegg20160924_122817_resizedBye for now.

By |October 5th, 2016|1 Comment

Club Night 23rd September 2016



dscf2036Well not quite, but I couldn’t think of a title for 6 people, due to cruises, festivals holidays and other commitments, we only had six performers, but even with only six, it was just as good, if not better than ever.



dscf2032Richard with Tom accompanying him on Mandolin gave us Tom Wait,s The Long Way Home, then Me and Bobby McGee.


Followed by Linda, accompanied by Tom, with What Will Become of Me, Carolina Star, and Somewhere on the Road tonight.




Next  we had a pleasant supprise….heres a Clue.


Yes,Kevin bought his lovely, mellow sounding j200 for us to listen to,



and as we hadn’t seen him for a few weeks, gave us a real good selection of our favourite songs, including  Round Here, Randy Edelman,s Uptown Woman, and other songs by john Wait, Steve Earl and The Sawdoctors. It sounded excellent, Kevin’s voice was good to!.

dscf2023Next surprise guest was Roland from Deeside, who visits as often as he can, as he lives quite a long way away. He gave us a selection of his own songs, including Sorry,the beautiful  Why can,t My arms be 1000 Miles Long, and he finished with a song, inspired by his friend (hmm!)  I think was called In The Buff, about going on a nudist holiday. I think this one will be like the song about his budgie song, it will be requested everywhere he goes. A great performance Roland, please come back soon.

We were lucky, Colin had an instrument with him or we would only have had five performers.

dscf2039He definitely won the award for the smallest instrument of the night, (Linda didn’t have her kazoo with her!) but miked up, it sounded as sweet as any concert Uke. He gave us a selection of weather related songs,  Early Morning Rain, the Beatles, I,l Follow the Sun, and Buddy Holly  Raining in my heart.dscf2058dscf2045









Tom and Linda came back and gave us some more songs, including songs by Linda Ronstadt, Four Wheel Drive, and The Flying Pickets,

dscf1997To almost Finish…











Kevin came back on and gave us an extended set, featuring, Simon And Garfunkel The Boxer, Richard Thompsons Beeswing, The  Sawdoctors  Fallen for Another, and the great Geronimo’s  Cadillac.

Tom closed the evening with the Green Rolling Hills of Virginia.

An enjoyable evening was had by all, with only six performers.








By |September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 16th September 2016



A lot of first class entertainment this week,

As well as our regular players and singers that come most weeks, Ann, Bob, Vin and Andy came to visit. Also making a welcome appearance from Ruthin club, were Chris and Jayne Birchall, from the Ruthin Club. Anyone who has not visited Ruthin club should give it a try, a lot of the singers and members at Rhyl also go to Ruthin, on a Thursday night, supporting both clubs. Its hosted by Chris and Jayne at the Feathers, and like at Rhyl, you will always be made welcome.

When we arrived, a little late as usual, we had sadly  missed the first half of Vins  spot, and next on was Terry, who started with a John Gorka song about getting old, and finished with the  Graeme  Nash song Teach Your Children Well.


Now for something completely different….as we used to say in the 70s. Andy, a brilliant pianist, who in the past we have heard accompanying Vin, has been doing some Jaz type numbers with Wendy, and we got to see them perform Almost Blue, and the Ella Fitzgerald song To be saying Goodbye. Wendy was dressed for the part, as you can see in the pictures.









Following on from Andy and Wendy,

Anne and Bob did a couple of songs, Starting with the Neil Young classic, Old Laughing Lady, and finishing their first set with Lucinda Williams song Can,t Let Go.






Brandon came next, we hadn’t seen him for a couple of months as he had been putting the finishing touches to his first cd, which he sang us a couple of tracks of. alright in the end, and My feet want to touch the ground.

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following Brandon was Chris Birchall, who after telling a Farmer Jones joke, gave us another Neil Young song, Harvest Moon, from the 1992 album of the same name, followed by Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower.


Tom Goodall was in fine form,

He started with a 60s song Nothings going to Change My World, then, (the antidote to Linda,s Irish Rain),  Sunshine Out Of The Rain.


It was then raffle time,

And time to sing happy birthday to Tom, we seem to be having a lot of 21st birthdays this year.

dscf1962The bottle of wine went to a very good home in Ruthin!

dscf1967Richard and tom started the second half with Lonnie Donnigan,s Putting on the Style,



Richard and Wendy Then took the stage, and Richard sang, Jim Reeves  He,l Have to Go, (He should have worn his Tux)



Well, it was Toms Birthday,

So When he requested Vin to do his monologue, about a mid-European plumber, named Fred,  Frank, or Fritz, (can’t quite remember which) , everyone was in stitches laughing. It was even funnier than Niels Jokes!














Not only was it funny, the timing and delivery were spot on, bet he has to do it again next time he comes!

Lots still left, so will have to speed up.

dscf1988Terry came back and did Someone I used to Know.












Andy and Wendy did a Ray Charles number, Followed by Andy doing an instrumental of pink Floyd, Echoes.



Anne and Bob finished of with Jesse Fullers San-fransisco  Bay Blues, Brandon with Tell me a Lie.


Chris Birchall finished with a Christy Moore  Scottish folksong, Black is the colour of my true loves hair.


Martin, will you still love me tomorrow.

dscf1995Tom Goodall sang How do you kill a man, (who wants to die)












Linda And Tom then did Linda’s famous  rain song Walk in the Irish Rain.

dscf1997To close the night, Andy,Wendy and Tom on Mandolin, did an awesome version of Who Knows What love will bring.

dscf2004That’s it folks, see you all there on Friday, as they say, Be there or Be square.



By |September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night, 9th September 2016


 dscf1895A Picture Says a Thousand Words….

Which is just as well, because its been so busy this week that its Friday again, and nothing posted, so just time for a few observations and the rest is in pictures. We were early (ish) for once, when we got out of the car we thought we had the day wrong, we thought there was a dog show on the building with all the howling going on, but it was ok, when we got in Linda and Tom were just finishing The Northern Plains.  Anna followed with Where have all the flowers Gone, and other songs on her flute / penny whistle, not sure what it is but it has a haunting sound.

dscf1857Stuart  followed with Maggi May, Norwegian Wood, and Help me make it through the night.

dscf1905Then Tony Grant,  Who started with Kieran Halpens  All The Answers, followed by a Neil Diamond,  followed by Both sides now, When he came back later he sang The River, for the many people who had requested it.

dscf1863We then had something a little bit different.

Harry and John had come over from Ruthin, So we had the Tom, Dick, Harry and John Bass band, who gave us lots of good music, including Sea of Heartache, Steve Earls Pilgrim, Drift Away, one of my favourites You,l Never  Leave Harlom Alive, and Harry’s, Get High.


































After the Raffle we ha second helpings, Starting with Linda and Tom, who were Waiting for the Times to get Better,


Followed by Anna, Stuart and Tony,

Wendy and Richard, (who were late….) then did a spot,  Richard did Crying Time and Welcome to my world, Wendy started with  Dach how and Gallinl, which translates I,m told to There goes My Sweetheart, (Welsh is not my strongest subject…)  and finishing with an Edwina Hayes, What happens Now.





Tom ,Dick Harry and John, Finished the evening.






Time to go and get showered and changed then of to Rhyl to start all over again.dscf1894

By |September 16th, 2016|2 Comments

Club Night 7th September 2016



dscf1838Well, by the time we got there, late as usual,,,

(Can somebody tell Mike that the club starts at 7 o clock???)  Wendy was just finishing her turn with a song, probably called Lets Swing, we must have missed Richard,


Geoff Hollis then took the stage, and started with an  a capella  Kieran Halpin song, then, picking up his guitar and thumb pick, gave us My Eldorado, a song by Graeme Miles, (you learn a lot doing this job!)













Linda was comparing.



But I don,t  think Neil had remembered to leave his Christmas Cracker joke book with her, shame really…


Tom and Linda then did a couple of songs, I carry the torch for you, and the Crosby, Sills and Nash, Teach the Children Well.

We then had a break, and the raffle, which was won by the last person in….Mike!

Don’t suppose that will make him any earlier.


We then had a treat, as Dave had paid us a visit. Dave organizes the Folk at the Oak club, which meets at the Royal Oak every second and fourth Mondays (if that’s too complicated, it’s usually second and last Monday in the month, though myself and mike managed to go in a month with 5 Mondays!)   Easier still, it’s on this Monday coming! You will be made very welcome. (Mines a pint of Fosters Dave!)    While we are advertising, Monday is also the last time to see our regular members Wendy and Richard performing with the Harmony singers, at St Johns Church in Llandudno. If you like music and  have never seen one of these shows, then you are really missing a good night out, its been on throughout the summer, (Monday Night is Music Night), But finishes 19th September. It’s so good a lot of people go more than once to see it, and all profits go to local charity


dave came on and Tom accompanied him with his mandolin for the first song, I,m a Rolling Stone, (no, it’s not Mick Jagger or keith Richards)    Tom then Swapped to acoustic  guitar, when Dave did the weary Hobo song.

dscf1821Peter did two songs with Tom accompanying him on guitar, finishing with The Furries love Light in your Eye.


Tony Grant then came on, (must have missed him first time) and got are feet tapping by giving us a couple of rock and roll medellys,

We then had a Duo from Conway,

dscf1831Mike and Steve, who gave us two songs by America, and one by the Searchers, Horse with No Name, Don,t Throw your Love Away, and Ventura Highway


dscf1837Wendy and Richard came back, and sang a song about Who,s going to water my Plants, Richard then doing a Double Jim Reeves tribute with Put Your Sweet Lips…Etc. and He,l have to Go.


Wendy sang a Welsh song, something sounding like Doc Thor Harry add….(can’t speak Welsh) followed by Rosanne Cashes Heartache by the Numbers,

Geoff then trundled back on and gave us a Jack Temkin (Eagles) song with Tom on Mandolin, Peaceful easy Feeling.


Followed by Robin Laigs Black Clothes.

We had a visitor from North Germany,

dscf1849Catarina, who gave us a 200  year old sad German folk song, about a woman,  married to a sailor, who went away and didn’t come back. She sent her sons to look for him, and they didn’t come back ether, it was beautifully sung, acapella.  the type of song our own Geoff Hollis would sing….  She said she had a lovely evening, and hoped to visit us again.


The Evening was closed by Dave from  Hendre  (every second and fourth Monday) with Tom accompanying him singing Your Cheating Heart and Aborline.


By |September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 26th August 2016

As it was Wendy,s 18th birthday…. We all had muffins.

DSCF1780But before that we had John,  who started with Richard Thompsons 1975 great, Dimming of the Day, followed it with a song from CCRs Willy and the Poor boys, and then went back to Richard Thompson, finishing with Ride on the Wall of Death from 1982. Don’t these dates make you feel old!DSCF1761











Tom and Linda then did  three songs, starting with Geoff Hollis,s  Past the Point of Rescue, (or was it Mick Hanley?) followed by Linda Ronstadt,s Waiting for the Times to get Better.   Linda then let us all have a good Rhyl howl, when she finished with The Northern Planes.DSCF1762Tom then gave us a gospel song on guitar….(with some very high notes!)


Tony Grant then took the stage, starting with the song from the film The Thomas Crown Affair,  The Windmills of your Mind, ( we see too many windmills from the front on Rhyl!)  following it with the poignant Sam Larkin song Mirabeau Bridge,  and to take us to the break he finished with a Houghton weavers song, (I ,ve  forgotten the title!!).


We then had our short break, and helped Wendy and Richard eat lots of muffins to celebrate Wendy’s Birthday. We also had the raffle, after which, Linda and Tom came back on, finishing with Carolina Star.


Wendy then came back, and started of with a song by one of our favourite artists Edwina Hayes, Leave a Light on for Me. And finished with a special request, Grandpa.





Our compare Neil then re-introduced John, for the old cowboy song Ghost Riders in the Sky, And then Richard with Tom accompanying him, first with his slide guitar, for a Wailing Jennings song, and then with his Mandolin for Little old Wine Drinker Me.


The evening was almost over, just time for Tony to give us a few more songs to send us home and keep us happy until next week, Starting with the Irish folk ballad, The Fields of Atenry, followed by Save the last dance for me. And finally, everyone was shouting for The Red Rose Caffe, So he did it! And that’s it until next week, and remember, from next week there is a £10 fine for anyone who is absent without a good reason!




By |August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 29th July 2016

DSCF1744Another fun night,

Highlights including Terry, ‘ Little old Wine Drinker Me,’  and the John Prine  ‘Unwed Fathers’,  and was followed by Geoff Hollis, who asked ‘Can you fix this Broken Heart’, the start of the very sad.(well it would be with Geoff!) very poignant,  and very beautiful Dar Williams song Family, ‘Let your love cover me, like a pair of Angel Wings’ beautiful lyrics, no one dies in the song, (they were already dead! )  Yes, it’s another song about a funeral, but it’s so good, and he sings  it so well that  I would love him to sing it at mine.  He followed that with one of my all time favourites, Mick Haney’s  Past The Point of rescue, with Tom playing the Mandolin.   More beautiful Lyrics,

Last night I dreamed you were back again
Larger than life again, holding me tight again
Placing those same kisses on my brow
DSCF1737Sweeter than ever now, lord I remember how
Couldn’t get enough of kissing, do you know how much you’re missing
No you don’t, but I do

The days like a slow train trickle by
And even the words that I write refuse to fly
All I can hear is your song haunting me
Can’t get the melody out of my head, you see
Distractions are amusing, do you know how much you’re losing
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do

I swore I’d never fall like this again
Fools like me never win, came to my knees again
Can’t close the door on likely hood
Things might be just as good, I always believed they would
Gotta let your love invite me, baby do you think it might be
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do
I know you don’t, but I do
I know you don’t, but I do

Geoff’s  songs always have exceptionally good lyrics, I’ve  not heard a bad one yet!DSCF1705




Two Duos Next,

Both completely different, First was Anne & Bob, who started with Bob Dylan’s  Stay Away, and finished their first spot with a blues number Last Train. It doesn’t get much better…. Well, it did actually, when they came on for the second time.

DSCF1743 Following Anne and Bob, we had Nathan and Steve, better Known as Hope.

DSCF1716They didn’t have a new song this week……..but they did have a very good song about eloping,  and an older song Nathan had written about 6 years ago, called Crazy, which he shared with us. A good set to take us to the break and raffle. (which Vera won!).DSCF1717


Tom and Linda started off the second music session.

followed by John,

DSCF1720Who entertained us with the great Kenny Rogers song You Picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.

Tom was back on the stage again with his slide guitar, accompanying Richard,

in Me and Bobby Magee, the Kris Kristofferson great, or Janis Joplin for those that can remember.












Then Tom was back again…

This time  with his violin! or was it a fiddle?  It came as no surprise to us regulars that he was also a very good fiddle player, why do some people have all the talent and others none?


DSCF1727Stuart followed, with Bill Withers Lovely Day

DSCF1731 Followed by Geoff,


Who finished with the thought- provoking  Richard Shindell song, The Ballad of Mary Magdalen, a great Finnish to his contribution to the nights entertainment.

And after we thought Anne and Bob couldn’t get any better…


DSCF1742They came Back, and gave us Stagger Lee, the  popular American folk song about the murder of Billy Lyons , and finished there set with a song from the boss! (Bruce Springsteen)

To close the evening, Hope came back on and gave us….

Two of their best, Temptation, and ‘Take it Slow.












Home time, after a very enjoyable night, and a big thanks to everyone in the background that makes these nights so much fun. See you in a few weeks.


By |August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 22nd July 2016

There were a lot of Wolves at Rhyl tonight,or it sounded a lot when Linda and Tom sang The northern Plains…


Over 30, some of our regulars were still on the festival trail, or taking holidays, but we had lots of performers and a large audience to cheer them on.Richard asked Tom to accompany him on the mandolin, and they gave us Brady,s Electric Car, and that old Dr Hook weepy Silvia,s Mother.

DSCF1592Stuart then came on and  started of with The kinks Waterloo Sunset, and a Bee-gees song To love Somebody…Followed by John,DSCF1633Who  sang the old cowboy gambling song, and The Games People Play.

Colin then came on, told a joke, waffled on for 5 minutes,  forgot what he was going to sing, waffled for a bit longer and remembered he had learned a new song to play us, which was I Can,t Let Magi Go.  (Better Known as the Nimble advert, not my favourite bread, not enough calories!).   After waffling some more he eventually  sang a very appropriate song, I,ll Get there in the End, the old Herman’s  Hermit’s song, or was it Freddy and the Dreamers? He,s got me waffling as well now!DSCF1600It was now time for our old cowboy Terry to take the stage, he started by giving the wifes present a short lesson in behaviour. The song started Put Another Log on the Fire. Vera didnt,t look too impressed, perhaps she was thinking guitar instead of log?  I think he managed to smooth things over with his next song Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, by Willy Nelson, or was it Hank Williams? now I,m starting to waffle too.DSCF1604Linda and Tom took the stage and Linda gave us Another lonesome  Morning, followed by Don Williams Don,t you believe.DSCF1611

After the raffle Colin 2 (not the Colin that waffles) came back on and sang a Freight train song.DSCF1614Mike Whitaker then sang Love is everything, don’t ever change. What a nice song, and so well delivered, Mikes got some lovely songs.DSCF1617Wendy and Richard then came back on, Richard sang Dream, and Wendy sang Older Ladies.









Richard and Tom sang the mavericks song All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down, Stuart sang the old Peter and Gordon song World Without Love, John finished his night with the Animals song  Don’t Let Me Be miss-understood.  Colin 1 came back on, didn’t waffle too much, and sang The Girl From (that place I cant spell,and it’s too late tonight to Google it!)

Near the end now, Terry came back on and sang a John Prine  song, think it was about someones  dog dyeing or their wife leaving them! But it was good.

Linda and Tom finished of with The Northern Plains, and everyone howled, (Why don,t they ever howl in Ruthin?)   And Tom did a Blue Grass song to close the night.DSCF1606A GOOD NIGHT WAS HAD BY ALL, SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.














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