Before We Start….


As we had no club page for the 20th Jan, here are a few highlights of the evening,


Tom did a Gene Auty number from 1930, Ages and Ages ago. (that was also the title)

_DSF0380Linda gave us Teach your Children Well,

_dsf0329Tissues and razor blades were then handed out..

when Wendy sang a song, without her guitar, ( heavily inspired by Geoff Hollis)  the 1934 Cole Porter song,  Miss Otis Regrets, luckily, no one used the razor blades, but there was a few wet eyes in the room. she then cheared us up with Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want To Be with You, and finished with The Shires Daddys Little Girl.

Cole Porter – Miss Otis Regrets Lyrics

Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down in Lover’s Lane
She strayed, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch todayWhen she woke up and found
That her dream of love was gone, madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her love down, madam
Miss Otis regrets, she’s unable to lunch todayWhen the mob came and got her
And dragged her from the jail, madam
They strung her upon the old willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried, madam
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

Songwriters: PORTER, COLE
Miss Otis Regrets lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Have a listen to the original 1934 Ethel Waters Version!!!

“Miss Otis Regrets” (Ethel Waters, 1934) – YouTube

Geoff is having a Tom Paxton Season,



and singing a lot of songs he remembers from his days at the old Bee Folk Club, he started with Can.t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound, (nothing to do with Shades Of Grey), and finished with white Cockade. On his final apearence he finished with the Mary Ellen Carter.

it was a good night, with a lot of good songs, Two people who were not regulars and came were Teagan,  and John.


John started by giving us Need your love, The Beatles Blackbird, and one of his own, Goodbye,

He then accompanied  Teagan on guitar when she sang Ed Sherans Angels To fly.

completely un-rehearsed, and it sounded great!

_DSF0377_DSF0412Lets hope they both come again soon.



Now back to this week.

To fly through the evening, (I’m tired and I want to go to bed!)















John sang Billy Joel’s  Piano Man, then after the break Ghost Riders in the Sky, don’t know who did it first, but Johny Cash did it best!, then finished with a Frankie Vaughn song.

_DSF0419Penny and Bob Did a duo.













Bob carried on by himself and sang a Bob Dylan song, and John Prine’s Unwed Fathers.

_DSF0431Penny then came back to sing James Taylor’s You Got A Friend, and the classic Autumn Leaves.

_DSF0438Glyn had her guitar with her, (no song sheets this week!) and sang Yellow is the Colour, (was that Donavan?)  and Where have all the flowers gone, (Skeets doing a good job).















And guess who was next…

Geof continued his Tom Paxton Season with another two more of his songs, on his second spot it was back to a John Wright classic and finishing with The Old Boys are leaving.













We were then entertained by our friend from the Ruthin Club (Thursday Night 7:30pm in the Feathers!) Mr. Chris Birchall.


With his trusty 9 string Washburn he started with the late and great Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows, following that with While my Guitar Gently Weeps. (probably wants another 3 strings!)








Tom and Linda started it, tom with The Land Of The Navajo, and Linda made us howl to the Northern Plains.



Richard  sang Roses are Red, Wendy sang a nice Welsh song (something about a moor).


Cowboy hats back on for Ghost Riders in the Sky from John.

Bob gave us a classic Max Boyce… and the pit head is a supermarket now…

closely followed by Glyn singing Lord of the Dance.


_dsf0304After Geoff, the mike was lowered  for Mr Chris Birchall, who sang an un-dedicated Christy Moore version of Black is the Colour, using Penny’s six string.

_DSF0503To close the night,Penny came back and borrowed Chris’s 9 string Washburn,  to sing  Hotel California, one of her best. (with a bit of help from Tom




Goodnight folks, see you all later on today!!