MC Steve West introduced the first of this evenings performers George Benn. He sang three of his own songs; “Ghost”, “Stonehenge Blues”, and “So Many Miles”. Next up was Rachel Cheyne who also sang three of her compositions; “Lullaby For A Dormouse”, “Just One Day” and “Off To Bethlehem”.
Then Geoff Langdon came to the stage to sing the classic “Lyin’ Eyes” before being joined by his fellow Elderberries, Steve West and Derek Ayling to perform “Carrickfergus” and “Last Thing On My Mind”. They were followed by new three piece ‘Banjo Free‘! Tony & Mary Parry and Steve King played “How’s The World Treating You”, “Frenchman Street Blues”, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” and “Mess O’ The Blues”.
Henry Campion is one of the club’s regulars. He sang John Denver’s “Goodbye Again”, “Till Tomorrow” by Don McLean and Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe”. To finish the first half, John Meriton sang three of his own songs; “Ride The Hope Road”, “The Graves Of Martin” and “This Is A Place Where Love Grows”.
After the break and raffle, Jonathan Klein took up the Christmas gauntlet and sang “I Believe In Father Christmas” by Greg Lake, “The Rebel Jesus” by Jackson Browne and “White Christmas”. Before the final act of the night, The Steve West All Stars got together for an impromptu “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”. ‘Bimbling‘, Sean Brophy & Hannah Snellgrove, sang Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph”, Hannah’s “The Place We Used To Sing”, Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy”.
And just when they thought it was all over, Tony Parry & Steve West sang “Goodnight Irene” with much audience participation. A great night! Next time… Wednesday 3rd January – Open Floor. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.