Sometimes words are not enough to describe an evening like this. If you weren’t there, you missed something special!
I was MC for the evening and our first performer was Steve Moorhouse. He sang Amy MacDonald’s “This Is The Life”, “Time In A Bottle” by Jim Croce and Razorlight’s “America”. Following Steve was Henry Campion. Our ‘enry sang Cyril Tawney’s “Sally Free And Easy”, “Follow It On” by Megson and a rousing version of “San Francisco Bay Blues” by Jesse Fuller complete with Kazoo!
Next up was Laura Sunderland on her accordion. Being St David’s Day she played a Welsh lullaby, “Suo Gan”, “Sweet Jenny Jones”, “David Of The White Rock” and “Llwyn Un”, better known to the English as “The Ash Grove”. Then it was Jonathan Klein’s turn to come to the stage. He performed two of his own songs, “I Believe In The Blues” and “Five More Minutes In Paradise”, and “Your Song” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
To finish the first half in style, Kadia were invited to the stage. Brilliant musicianship and vocal harmonies underpin the Kadia sound. They performed “Just As The Tide Was Flowing”, “The Outlandish Knight”, “Beast of Bodmin Moor/Raggle Taggle Gypsy” and “Captain Ward”.
I’ll say it again: Absolutely brilliant. The lads are launching their new EP on 1st April 2017 at St Andrews Church, Kinson, Bournemouth.
After the break and raffle, Nick West performed Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” and “Tears From Heaven” by Eric Clapton on his chromatic harmonica backed by his own pre-recorded piano track. Then we had visitors to the area brave enough to come to the stage. Pen & Phil from Stockport sang “Wagon Wheel” by Bob Dylan & Keith Secor and the traditional “Midnight Special”. Mike Cole was our second accordion player of the evening. He played “Salmon Tails/Dorset Four Hand Reel” and “South Australia”. Then it was Dick Etherton,who sang “Seven Daffodils” and a Gaelic love song, the title of which eludes me!
And finally….. The Hobos! In their usual style they rocked through “Galway Girl”, “Carolina Star”, “Fiddler’s Green”, “Two Dollar Bill” and “Home Boys Home”.
Coming up…. 15th March is our Irish Night special and 5th April Greg Harper.