First on the the stage this evening, other than Steve West, MC, was Henry Campion. He sang the traditional “Black Leg Miner”, followed by “Follow It On” by Megson and Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”. Next were Al & Heather Slipper. Heather sang the Irish traditional “Teddy O’Neill”, and then they performed Sean McCarthy’s “Hills of Connemara” and “Rolling Home” by John Tams.
The Elderberries were next on stage. Together they sang; “City of New Orleans” by Steve Goodman, “I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me” by Bill Massey and “Don’t Remind Me” by Steve West. Then it was time for our guest to take to the stage. John Meriton and his very accomplished band; Jon Hardcastle: Guitar, Ian MacLaughlan: Bass, Sophie Butler: Flute/Vocals, Alan Blackmore: Cajon, performed a variety of John’s songs including; “Looking For Love”, “The Winter Song”, “Walking In Berlin”, “The Graves of Martin”, “Virginia Creeper”, written and sung by Sophie, and to finish the set, Paul Brady’s “Oh What A World”.
After the break and raffle, George Benn sang three of his own, recent compositions; “Said And Done”, “Today I Wrote A Song” and “Fine Wine and Good Music” apparently inspired by our raffle! The our very own Jonathan Klein sang two George Harrison songs; “Something” and “Here Comes The Sun” and one of his new songs, “Hypothetically”. And to finish the evening, John and his band returned to the stage to perform; “Rachman”, “Stoughton Down”, “Little Dylan”, “Mr Market”, “This Is A Place”, “Hope Road” and “Teach Your Children” by Graham Nash.
A fine end to a lovely evening. Two more events in March!!! On Saturday 17th March, LFAB will be hosting an Irish Night at the Thomas Tripp, guests TBA. And on Wednesday 21st we have very special guests, Hicks & Goulbourn.