MC Steve West invited Jonathan Klein to kick the evening off. He sang three of his own songs; “Five More Minutes in Paradise”, “Sleeping with the Saints” and “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”. Next was Rachel Cheyne. She also performed three of her own compositions; “Sunrise Blues”, “Anytime, Anywhere” and “La Vie a Belle”. 

David Massengill played three songs accompanying himself on his Appalachian dulcimer; “Rider on an Orphan Train”, “Mouse” and “My Name Joe”. Then it was time for the first set from our guests, Antoine & Owena. Based in Salisbury, Antoine on guitars/vocals and Owena on fiddle/vocals performed songs from their new CD and a few oldies.  They included “The Farmer’s Kiss”, “Northern Man” and a song about an Azorean whaling ship “Santa Rosa”.

After the break and raffle, Nomad opened the second half. Al & Heather sang; “Courted A Wee Girl”, “Arthur McBride” and “Hills of Connemara”. Singer/songwriter George Benn performed three of his numbers; “The Story So Far”, “Excalibur”, and “Imaginary Garden Gnome”.

Following George was club stalwart Henry Campion. He sang Gordon Lightfoot’s “Winter Night” and a Gershwin classic “It Ain’t Necessarily So”.

By special request, Tony & Mary Parry were requested to perform another Gershwin classic, “Summertime”.  And they did! With much acclaim.

Antoine & Owena concluded the evening with another selection of songs from their CD’s which included; “Van Dieman’s Land”, “Poor Polly Anne”, “Botany Bay”, “Farewell Santa Domingo”, “Living on the Breadline” and “Something Out of Nothing”, the title track of their new CD.

A lovely evening. Big thank you to Antoine & Owena and Lymington wish them best wishes for the future.

Next time, 1st April, we have an “Open Floor”.

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