THE MAGNIFICIENT SEVEN AT RHYL FOLK AND ACOUSTIC…
Well 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.
Richard 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!.
Next 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.
He 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.
Tom and Linda came back and gave us some more songs, including songs by Linda Ronstadt, Four Wheel Drive, and The Flying Pickets,
To 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.