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club Night, 6th January 2017

Happy New Year to all our members and friends, this was our first club night in 2017, but Before we start…. REMEMBER

logo_red1Will be with us on The 10th February 2017. Get your tickets now!!! or pay £4.00 on the door. As we only have room for about fifty people, and we have over 35  going since Thursday,  you need to reserve your ticket now.

Glyn was playing her guitar when we arrived, just finishing her first spot, She was followed by Richard

who was accompanied by Tom.First on Slide Guitar,

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And then on Mandolin,

_dsf0301for his first two numbers, Four Strong Winds, and Gambling Bob

_dsf0343 Following neatly on, was Bob Neil,

he was gambling to, he was using Penny,s favourite guitar! but he said it would be OK as long as she didn’t find out! He started with a classic Dylan song, then went on to a Woody Guthrie song, about hardship on the farms in the west.

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Terry came next, a lot of people were disappointed that he hadn’t worn his mankini, perhaps next week?

_dsf0307He gave us two Tom Russel songs, Barcelona, and St. Olaf’s Gate. (accompanied by Tom)

_dsf0309Geoff Hollis then gave us a capella the late Cyril Tawney song  The Grey Funnel Line.

_dsf0313He then found his guitar, (and Tom on his Mandolin) and  sang the song made famous by John Wright, Black Clothes.

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singing Carolina Star, and the Peter Ronin song, Sitting on top of the world.

Wendy started her spot with the Tom Paxton song, Can,t Help But Wonder Where I,m Bound

and finished with Older Ladies.

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_dsf0329 Glyn came back on, without her guitar,

and did a song with a lot of donnas in it, probably called Donna Donna Donna, she then sang the Melodious Lark Song, and we all joined in on the chorus.

 

_dsf0334Richard and Tom finished with City of New Orleans, and The Games people Play.

_dsf0338Bob sang a Kris Kristofferson  love song that he said he often sang to Penny,

_dsf0341Terry then came back on and also sang a couple of love songs he often sang to Vera,  Put Another  log on the Fire, and T for Texas._dsf0345_dsf0346
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_dsf0348Geoff Hollis started his second spot with Stan Rogers Lock Keeper song,

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_dsf0322Linda bought the night to a close singing Northern Plains, and the howling could be heared all over Rhyl.

 

DONT FORGET!

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FEBRUARY 10th

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY, MEMBERS PAY NORMAL ADMISSION COSTS, BUT ONLY IF THEY BUY TICKETS BEFORE THE NIGHT, (AND BEFORE THEY SELL OUT)

 

 

Christmas Party Night 23rd December 2016

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I don’t know what she’s doing to make him smile.

Christmas Party Night, 2016

…A Night of Wine, Women, Song and Food…

Enjoyed by all.

Everyone had fun, there were over 20 raffle prizes, the star prize was won by Terry, a genuine, made to measure,  Italian  designer lime green mankini, (probably from the famous fashion house of Primarni)  He can,t wait now for summer, when he will be able to wear it on the beach at Llandudno. It was presented and fitted by no less than Santa himself, who came specially for the occasion.  Here,s some photos of the night. (If you click on them they get bigger and clearer)

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dscf5103Remember No club night next Friday, next club night is 6th January 2017. Have a happy new year from Rhyl folk and Acustic Club.

Club Night, 16th December 2016

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Well, the place looked transformed, some of our hard working regulars had spent a lot of time decorating the place ready for Christmas.

Don’t Forget it,s our Christmas party on the 23rd December, the club is providing the Smoked Salmon, Champagne and Caviar, so if everyone just brings some tasty nibbles, (NOT MINCE PIES OR BUTTYS) we should be OK.

Being Friday, a lot of our regulars were at Xmas partys, but there was still enough of us to have a really good night.

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when we finally arrived!!! everyone was enjoying a fairytale of New York, or rather Kevin singing the Pogues / Christy MacColl  Christmas classic. he finished his first set with a saw doctors song.

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Wendy followed, with a couple of Crystal Gale songs,

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No Richard Tonight, so he missed her finishing with Edwina Hayes What Happens Now.

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They started of getting us straight into the Christmas spirit with Mary Don’t you Know, and then Rocking around the Christmas tree.

dscf0229Glyn followed, acapella (no guitar or uke tonight)  keeping the Christmas spirit,

by singing While shepherds Wash their Socks by Night,  we were then in for a community singing treat…..

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We all had to join in on the chorus of Sweet Bells, and we were all given copy of the words, so we would get it right.

Geoff Hollis was next…

GEOFF SINGING A SAD SONG

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GEOFF SINGING A HAPPY SONG

GEOFF SINGING A HAPPY SONG

Geoff did three songs, stay, a Scottish folk song, ( she’s gone, she’s wed to another, [sad song…] ) and a Carter family song, (relatively happy!)

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Tony Grant finished of the first half,

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first with Neil Diamonds Story of Life,

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then with the James Taylor / Carol King classic You’ve Got A Friend, and finishing with Willy Nelson’s Angel Flying To Close To The Ground.

Half Time.

(well it is a football club)

dscf0220Niel drew the raffle and it was won by Linda (again!)

  Kevin started the second half, with Dougie McLean’s   Down TooDeep.

( This life has torn the ground from underneath your feet. And I can’t reach you, you‘re down too deep)  the words and kevins delivery of them makes this one of his best songs.

dscf0251he also did One hand on the radio and one on the wheel‘ … Lyrics & Music: Bill Caddick and Pete Bond,  and I’l be your baby tonight.

Wendy gave us the Tennessee waltz, and I want to Dance with You.

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Glyn sang Little donkey, and The Lark Sang Melodious

dscf0229Geoff came back and sung a Keith Marsden song about the 1872 Morley mine disaster in Leeds.

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Tony Closed the night, with the Searchers, every time that you come in the room, and a rock medley to get us all bouncing in our seats!

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Don’t Forget to wear your silly jumpers and hats next Friday, there will also be 20 raffle prizes to be won!  (Bring a Large shopping bag Linda!!)

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY 23 DECEMBER 2016 730PM PROMPT

SANDWICHES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLUB

PLEASE BRING NIBBLES,CAKES ETC. DRESSING UP & SILLY HATS WILL BE MOST WELCOME

THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE WITH TWENTY PRIZES SO LETS HAVE A GRAND NIGHT.

Club Night 18th November

 

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dscf0184A good night, and a lot of tributes to the late and great Lenard Cohen, including Annie and Bobs version of  Hey That’s No Way To say Goodbye, from 1967.

Here’s a track from his last album, released earlier this year at  82 years old. His music is timeless, listen to it while you look at the pictures from last Friday.

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Richard surprised us, he’s dumped his partner Wendy and gone solo!

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There was Keith and Colin and Mike,

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And Kevin with my favourite guitar.

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Richard, Tom and Linda.

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Tom Goodall, who sang his brand new song for us Second hand Rings, which sounds easily as good as his previous works.

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And not forgetting, Rhyl’s own BFG, Geoff Hollis, Who gave us a lot of favorites, including Stan Rogers The Lock Keeper, Bryn Philips Silver and Gold, and Cyril Tawny’s Grey Funnel Line.

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Annie and Bob closed the night for us with a song that came out when I was 10 years old, Bob Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe.

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See you all next week…

CLUB NIGHT 4 NOVEMBER 2016

Well what a night we had last week. The room was full and there was a lovely atmosphere for ours Guests ‘  Karin Grandal-Park and Rosie Clegg.  They did two forty five minute sets with  a mixture of their own  songs which were lovely ballads and also some powerful songs as well.  They also did some covers  including Black is the Colour, The Sun’s coming over the Hill , River of Tears (Anne Naismith), A Womans’ Heart (Mary Black). and later in the second half  (Take me away, Dimming of the Day (Richard Thomson) and Wayfaring Stranger) they went down very well with an encore at the end with a song called ‘ Strong in Broken Places’ a very moving song  that took a long time to write.  Thank you to Karin & Rosie.

There were also performances from our regulars :- Tom and Linda ( Northern Plains), Colin sorry Colin I forgot to ask you the name of the song. Jim did a tune on the fiddle called ‘Old Robin Grey’— Richard and Wendy came up with ‘Crying Time Again’, Mike did a  lovely self penned number,  John Taylor did the lovely Hugh Williams song ‘Summer before the war’,

Stuart sang Buddy Holly’s ‘Raining in my Heart’, Kevin did one of our old Favourites ‘Chisel Hill’, The I did Bryn Phillips’ ‘Silver and Gold’,   Tom Goodall then sang a nice version of ‘ Love is a Losing Game’ ( Amy Winehouse),  Chris Birchall then unchanged his Heart and last but certainly not the least Penni did a beautiful version of ‘ The Nearness of You’

An excellent Night indeed

Singers Night next week  don’t be late