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.
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.
Wendy followed, with a couple of Crystal Gale songs,
No Richard Tonight, so he missed her finishing with Edwina Hayes What Happens Now.
They started of getting us straight into the Christmas spirit with Mary Don’t you Know, and then Rocking around the Christmas tree.
Glyn 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…..
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 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!)
Tony Grant finished of the first half,
first with Neil Diamonds Story of Life,
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.
(well it is a football club)
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
Wendy gave us the Tennessee waltz, and I want to Dance with You.
Glyn sang Little donkey, and The Lark Sang Melodious
Geoff came back and sung a Keith Marsden song about the 1872 Morley mine disaster in Leeds.
Followed by Black Clothes.
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!
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!!)