MC Bob Long introduced our first performer, Jonathan Klein. Jonathan sang three of his own songs; ‘Everything I Build Just Falls Apart’, ‘Space is Deep But Love is Deeper’ and ‘Babylon’.
Following Jonathan was Bob and Lorna Franklin. They performed the blues standard ‘Rockin’ Chair Blues’, a version of ‘Why Don’t You Do Right’ (a.k.a. ‘Weed Smoker’s Dream’) and ‘Betty and Dupree (See What Tomorrow Brings)’ by Peter, Paul & Mary. Next up was Henry Campion who started his set with one of his own songs, ‘Close To You’, followed by ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol and Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’.
To finish the first half our special guest Ian W. Brown. One of our finest songwriters, he started with ‘She Can’t Recycle Michael & His Folding Bicycle’, followed by his no. 1 hit ‘Wish I was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in my Hair’, ‘Every Day’s A School Day’, ‘Grey is the New Blonde’, ‘Portobello’ and ‘Me Too’.
After the break and raffle, Roy Clayton came to the stage. He sang two of his own songs; ‘Rowing the Boat’ and ‘Be Afraid of Me’, and the shanty ‘Jim Jones’. Next up was Mike Cole on his accordion. He played two French dance tunes, ‘Handsome Molly’ and Tom Paxton’s ‘Bottle of Wine’.
And finally, Ian returned to the stage to sing; ‘Little Did They Know’, ‘Pearls in Oyster Shells’, ‘Happy Humble Tune You Hum’, ‘Ile de Re’, ‘Money Can’t Put It’s Arm Around You’, ‘No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues’ and a well deserved encore, the moving ‘Aunt Marjorie’. And still the audience wanted more! Sadly, it was time to go. A brilliant evening.
Saturday 9th July – as part of the Lymington Arts Festival – special folk club night at the Thomas Tripp featuring festival performers. Starts at 8:00pm.
Next folk club night first Wednesday in August is an ‘Open Floor’.