As it was Wendy,s 18th birthday…. We all had muffins.
But before that we had John, who started with Richard Thompsons 1975 great, Dimming of the Day, followed it with a song from CCRs Willy and the Poor boys, and then went back to Richard Thompson, finishing with Ride on the Wall of Death from 1982. Don’t these dates make you feel old!
Tom and Linda then did three songs, starting with Geoff Hollis,s Past the Point of Rescue, (or was it Mick Hanley?) followed by Linda Ronstadt,s Waiting for the Times to get Better. Linda then let us all have a good Rhyl howl, when she finished with The Northern Planes.Tom then gave us a gospel song on guitar….(with some very high notes!)
Tony Grant then took the stage, starting with the song from the film The Thomas Crown Affair, The Windmills of your Mind, ( we see too many windmills from the front on Rhyl!) following it with the poignant Sam Larkin song Mirabeau Bridge, and to take us to the break he finished with a Houghton weavers song, (I ,ve forgotten the title!!).
We then had our short break, and helped Wendy and Richard eat lots of muffins to celebrate Wendy’s Birthday. We also had the raffle, after which, Linda and Tom came back on, finishing with Carolina Star.
Wendy then came back, and started of with a song by one of our favourite artists Edwina Hayes, Leave a Light on for Me. And finished with a special request, Grandpa.
Our compare Neil then re-introduced John, for the old cowboy song Ghost Riders in the Sky, And then Richard with Tom accompanying him, first with his slide guitar, for a Wailing Jennings song, and then with his Mandolin for Little old Wine Drinker Me.
The evening was almost over, just time for Tony to give us a few more songs to send us home and keep us happy until next week, Starting with the Irish folk ballad, The Fields of Atenry, followed by Save the last dance for me. And finally, everyone was shouting for The Red Rose Caffe, So he did it! And that’s it until next week, and remember, from next week there is a £10 fine for anyone who is absent without a good reason!