Our MC for the evening Jon Ellis invited Jonathan Klein to commence proceedings. The professor sang Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and his own “Babylon”. George Benn followed Jonathan with two of his own songs; “Business As Usual” and “Life Goes On”.

Our third act was David Massengill. On his Appalachian dulcimer he performed three songs; the relatively new “Keller’s Last Stand”, “The Oval Room” by Blaze Foley and another new song, “The Gospel According To Blaze”.

Then it was time for our special guests of the evening to finish the first half. Chalk Horse Music hail from Sussex and on this occasion were a threesome; Liz (Auto Harp/Shruti), Darren (Guitar) and David (Guitar, Mandolin). They sang a combination of their own songs and their own version of traditional songs including; “The Unquiet Grave”, “Angel Band”, “The Devil and the Farmer”, and “Don’t Laugh”.

After the break and raffle, ‘Purbeck Storm’ blew onto the stage! They performed; “The Battle of Mudeford Quay”, “Colours”, “Pride of Man” and “In The Pines”. One our local treasures was up next, busker Victor Chetcuti. He sang; “Keep On Walking”, “Working For The Man”, and “Nice And Easy”, all from his new CD.

To finish the evening, Chalk Horse Music returned to the stage. They sang, among others; “Cuckoo”, “Tell The Bees”, “The Turtle Dove”, “Tell Me Who”, “Sunbeam”, “Quiet The Voices”, “Human Touch”, and “Can’t Find The Doorknob”.

Another wonderful night at Lymington Folk & Blues. Next time, 1stMay, Paul Garthwaite.

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