MC Jonathan Klein got the evening underway with Country Joe MacDonald’s “Flying High” and “Beautiful Zelda” by Neil Innes, he of the ‘Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band’. He was followed by Henry Campion. Henry sang Bob Dylan’s “Baby Blue”, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, written in 1939 with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and music by Manning Sherwin, and Donovan’s “Catch The Wind”.
Next up was Jim Anderson. On his accordion, he played two French tunes and a tango. Then it was time for the first set from our special guest Jimmie Lee Morris. He sang “Give Me All Your Love”, the opening track on his new CD, the title track “Wilderness Wood”, “Mandolin Dreams”, “Sleep In The Morning”, “This Is The Life That You Chose” and “Campervan Song”.
After the break and raffle, local singer/songwriter Nick Hayward-Young took to the stage. He also sang the title track of his new CD “Palomino”, “Will You Be My Girlfriend”, “My Most Perfect Day”, “The Weight” by ‘The Band’, and “Let Me Kiss You”. Jimmie Lee returned to the stage for his second set. He sang “Two Souls Clinging To A Song”, “Nothing To Fear”, “It’s You That I Love”, “Take Me Home”, “Gallery” and “”When I’m Gone”.
We finished the evening with two local performers. Larry Callan performed Tom Paxton’s “The Thing’s I Notice Now”, “It Must Be Love” by Labbi Siffre, “Homeward Bound” by Paul Simon and another by Tom Paxton, “Troubadour”. Maurice Jones sang “Deep River Blues” by Doc Watson, “Going To New York” by Jimmy Reed, blues standard “Hesitation Blues” and “Josephine”.
Another fantastic night. Next time, 6th July, special guest “The Mighty” Ian Brown and on the following Saturday as part of the Lymington Arts Festival, an informal sing-a-round at the Thomas Tripp in the afternoon and folk club in the evening!