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Folk Away Weekend – Please note NO Folk Club this Friday, 14 July

Hi Everyone, We are in the middle of another lovely Folk Festival Season which offers such a diversity of song, music, dance, poetry and more – a wide range of entertainment, and the opportunity to meet up with old and new friends/acquaintances. Camping and daily tickets are usually available – check out individual folk festival sites (details below). Would be great to see you along the way!

Reminder this weekend there is a lovely friendly festival on called Folk on the Farm at Tyddyn Mon Farm, Anglesey. From Thursday, 13 July (Folk Evening 7 pm start) until Sunday, 16 July 2017. Check out their website for full details – www.tyddynmon.co.uk. Due to a good number going from the Club it is been decided for it to be a ‘Folk Away Weekend’ hence NO FOLK CLUB THIS FRIDAY, 14 JULY. Would be great if you could join a group of us there. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the launch of The Dick, Tom and Harry Band cd in the cafe over the weekend. See their website for detail.

Alternatively, Bromsgrove Folk Festival is on this weekend, and other festivals over the year can be checked out at Festivals 2017 – Armandaleg Music @ www.armandalegmusic.com.  Folk Club back on next week as normal. Wishing you all the very best.

Regards. Geoff and Pam, on behalf of Rhyl Folk and Acoustic Club

Friday 19th May.

Hi Folks,

!!!Bad News!!!

No Club Night on Friday 19th May,

Due to Football Match.

Club Night 24th Feb

DON’T  FORGET!

NO CLUB ON FRIDAY 3RD MARCH.

FOOTBALL MATCH

SO GET YOURSELVES OVER TO RUTHIN TONIGHT (THURSDAY) FOR YOUR WEEKLY MUSIC FIX

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ALSO

SPECIAL GUESTS, 

KAREN & PAUL 21st APRIL 2017

Quite a busy night, there were..

Tom and Linda,

Richard,

Glyn (with her guitar)

Glyn (In community singing mode!)

Gentleman Jim on the Violin (or is it a fiddle?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard and Wendy,

Geoff Hollis

Brandon

And Penny

As in Rhyl tradition… Linda and Tom finished with The Northern Plains, supported by two of our regulars!

HERES A DIFFERENT VERSION OF AN OLD FAVOURITE.

 

SEE YOU ALL ON THE 10TH MARCH.

Club Night 17th Feb 2017

We had a fun night, and birthday cake courtesy of Mike, who had a big birthday.

REMEMBER FOLKS, NO CLUB ON 3rd MARCH DUE TO FOOTBALL MATCH.

Here are some pictures from the night.

Raising Merry Hell


What a fantastic night..

The club was full, there was no empty seats, and people standing at the back. The evening started with Tom and Linda, and Linda sang The Northern Plains, a lot of new faces at the club looked a bit surprised  when all the Rhyl members started howling along, a bit like a scene from  Robert Rodriguez Dawn till Dusk! Wendy and Richard did a short turn next, and Richard calmed everyone down with a Jim Reeves song.

Chris Birchall made the mistake of coming over to my table, and asking me if I could send him a couple of pictures of Merry Hell for his blog. He left carrying my camera,  muttering something about having a night off!  (Were thick skinned at Rhyl)  Now I thought we would get to see one of the best bands in the country, and have it photographed by one of the best photographers.

A sing along with Glyn and two songs from Penni and it was time to welcome  Merry Hell for their first spot.  As usual they were superb, The Kettles were in fine fettle,  Andrew and Virginia’s voices, so different, yet compliment each other perfectly, as they always do, John unique and infectious  guitar playing,  and Bob the fine riffs on his mandolins. The Non-kettles,  Nick,  giving us a great bass  line, and Neils superb  fiddle playing adds the last bit of magic to the mix.  I caught odd sight of Chris with my camera hanging from the roof, he was obviously enjoying himself, which made me happy that I had lent it to him!   The Time went to fast.  They went of for a well earned rest, while Neil had someone draw the raffle, and Barbra, Pam and Jackie  distributed surprise  plate loads of sandwiches!  thanks to the girls who made the sandwiches, they made a fantastic evening even better.

Could the evening get any better?  Yes, Whilst the band were enjoying their rest the Rhyl regulars did a song each, ending with Penni’s Falling Leaves. We then welcomed Merry Hell again , for their last spot and to close the evening. Those guys know how to write good songs, the night ended with the band giving us an encore. And so ended one of, if not the best guest night ever at Rhyl folk and Acoustic.

Chris returned my camera, and as he looked like he’d  had such a good time taking the pictures, I suggested  he might like to work his magic on the raw pictures, I was pleased he looked so happy about it.

So a big thank you to Chris Birchall for all the work and effort in taking,  and processing the pictures.  Anyone who has never read Chris’s blog  Google The Hairy Photographer to see what you are missing, ( I think he was going to review his visit to Rhyl, and the Merry Hell concert!)

See You All Next Week,

Ron.


Club Night, 27th January 2017

Before We Start….

logo_red[1]NO TICKETS LEFT…..   (YOU WERE WARNED!)

As we had no club page for the 20th Jan, here are a few highlights of the evening,

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Tom did a Gene Auty number from 1930, Ages and Ages ago. (that was also the title)

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when Wendy sang a song, without her guitar, ( heavily inspired by Geoff Hollis)  the 1934 Cole Porter song,  Miss Otis Regrets, luckily, no one used the razor blades, but there was a few wet eyes in the room. she then cheared us up with Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want To Be with You, and finished with The Shires Daddys Little Girl.

Cole Porter – Miss Otis Regrets Lyrics

Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down in Lover’s Lane
She strayed, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch todayWhen she woke up and found
That her dream of love was gone, madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her love down, madam
Miss Otis regrets, she’s unable to lunch todayWhen the mob came and got her
And dragged her from the jail, madam
They strung her upon the old willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

Songwriters: PORTER, COLE
Miss Otis Regrets lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Have a listen to the original 1934 Ethel Waters Version!!!

“Miss Otis Regrets” (Ethel Waters, 1934) – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UypjZbMo

Geoff is having a Tom Paxton Season,

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and singing a lot of songs he remembers from his days at the old Bee Folk Club, he started with Can.t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound, (nothing to do with Shades Of Grey), and finished with white Cockade. On his final apearence he finished with the Mary Ellen Carter.

it was a good night, with a lot of good songs, Two people who were not regulars and came were Teagan,  and John.

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John started by giving us Need your love, The Beatles Blackbird, and one of his own, Goodbye,

He then accompanied  Teagan on guitar when she sang Ed Sherans Angels To fly.

completely un-rehearsed, and it sounded great!

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Now back to this week.

To fly through the evening, (I’m tired and I want to go to bed!)

 

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John sang Billy Joel’s  Piano Man, then after the break Ghost Riders in the Sky, don’t know who did it first, but Johny Cash did it best!, then finished with a Frankie Vaughn song.

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Bob carried on by himself and sang a Bob Dylan song, and John Prine’s Unwed Fathers.

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_DSF0438Glyn had her guitar with her, (no song sheets this week!) and sang Yellow is the Colour, (was that Donavan?)  and Where have all the flowers gone, (Skeets doing a good job).

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And guess who was next…

Geof continued his Tom Paxton Season with another two more of his songs, on his second spot it was back to a John Wright classic and finishing with The Old Boys are leaving.

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We were then entertained by our friend from the Ruthin Club (Thursday Night 7:30pm in the Feathers!) Mr. Chris Birchall.

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With his trusty 9 string Washburn he started with the late and great Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows, following that with While my Guitar Gently Weeps. (probably wants another 3 strings!)

 

 

 

 

 

RAFFLE TIME…

(LINDA DIDN’T WIN!)

Tom and Linda started it, tom with The Land Of The Navajo, and Linda made us howl to the Northern Plains.

 

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Richard  sang Roses are Red, Wendy sang a nice Welsh song (something about a moor).

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Cowboy hats back on for Ghost Riders in the Sky from John.

Bob gave us a classic Max Boyce… and the pit head is a supermarket now…

closely followed by Glyn singing Lord of the Dance.

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_DSF0503To close the night,Penny came back and borrowed Chris’s 9 string Washburn,  to sing  Hotel California, one of her best. (with a bit of help from Tom

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Goodnight folks, see you all later on today!!