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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

GEOFF SINGING A SAD SONG

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

4th November club Night

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Club Night 28th October 2016

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe:  all mimsy were the borogroves, and the mome roths outgrabe.800px-jabberwocky“Beware the Jabberwock, my son, the jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware theJubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!”…..

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As you have probably guessed, local group Jabberwocky visited us tonight,

Ian,Gill, Gilly and Mick visit and entertain us every couple of months or so.

Another local duo that visit us, Dawn and Allan.

dscf0034Also  happened to visit on the same night!  Finished their first spot with a lovely version of Run Away with Me.

As for our regulars,dscf0006Kevin sang a gill ladry song, followed by the classic John Wright, All the answers.

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Wendy had us all crying singing about Hobo Billy’s Last Ride, (at least no one died in Geoff’s songs!).

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dscf0039Wendy sang another Tania Tucker song, (no one died this time)  and they finished with Doctor Hooks, “Who,s going to water my plants” etc.

Jabberwocky finished the first half.

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He took his vorpal sword in hand, long time the manxome foe he sought- So rested he by the tumtum tree, And stood a while in Thought…

With the songs I Never New Love before,  Van Morrison’s Moon Dance and Handbags and Glad Rags.

We then had the raffle…

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Kevin opened the second half,  reminding us that Xmas is just around the corner with his second Xmas song of the year  Xmas in New York, his first last week was  Xmas in Washington,  Where will it be next week? (answers  please on a post card or sealed envelope  to…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and started with Killing me softly, followed by a Mark Knoppler song, The Next Time I,m in Town, and finishing with waiting for the times to get better.

Richard, accompanied by Mick, Alan and Tom, Were “Living On Tulsa Time”

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John Taylor then sang for us a really good song about  the miners strike in Barnsley.

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Colin gave us You Never can Tell, By Chuck Berry, Dawn and Alan came back,

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And gave us four more songs.

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followed by Richard and Wendy, Who sang Crying Time and I wish it would Rain.

 

 

 

 

And To Finish…

And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,  Came whiffling through the tuggley wood, and burbled as it came.

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Who gave us four more songs, Aretha Franklin’s Change,  Good thing, Robert Johnson’s Sweet Home Chicago, and to finish Jesse Jays Price Tab

One two! One Two! And through and through. The Vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head, He went galumping back.

Don’t forget, next week is guest night, be early!!!

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