Our May meeting saw MC Henry Campion commence proceedings with Bob Dylan’s “Baby Blue”. Henry then invited to the stage The Elderberries. Steve (Raz), Carole (Holly), Geoff (Huck) & Derek (Blue) played “Moonshadow” by Cat Stevens, “Walk Right Back” by Sonny Curtis, “Raining In My Heart” written by¬†Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant¬†and Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans”.

Next, Bob Challen performed “Gold Coast Highway” by Nanci Griffiths and Kate Wolf’s “Close To You”. Henry then introduced our special guest for the evening, the charming Winchester based singer/songwriter Jim Chorley. His first song was having its first ‘live’ performance, “In Between The Trees”. This was followed by; “Trying To Find Love”, “The Stars And The Moon”, another new song, “Turns Into Wine”, “Let It In”, “Mick Jones Blues”, “Blueberry Moon”, “My Old Friend” and “From My English Heart And Soul”.
After the break and raffle, George Benn sang his “Sparrow” and “Good Old Days”, and Jonathan Klein performed his “If”, and Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate”. Jim Chorley returned to the stage for his second set which included; “Here To Stay”, “Gabby And The Crow”, “After The Rain”, “Always In My Prayers”, “Painting Circles In The Corn”, “Stake No Claim” and a rousing shanty, “Pull It Up Boys”.
Another great evening at the Thomas Tripp. Next month, 6th June, is an ‘Open Floor’, so come along and have a go. All welcome.

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