It was a busy evening with some people visiting us for the first time…It was a bitter cold evening and the car displayed -1C part of the way there and it was -2C all the way home. As I was hosting the evening I kicked off with ‘This Is War’ and the ‘Chicken Song’.
Steph was up next and sang Bonny Port More’ and ‘ Ellen Vannin’ Both songs were centuries old!!
Clive Woodman was up next and performed ‘The White Dress’ and hugely entertaining alternative version of the song ‘Summertime’. He called his version ’Wintertime’ “Wintertime and the kitchen is freezing” Very, very clever!!!
Brenda was up next and read out 2 poems written by her 86 year old neighbour, the poems were called ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ and ‘Resilience’
Chris Martin was up next after having eaten a delicious meal and sang ‘Place Called Home’ and ‘Sanity’ both his own compositions.
Heather Curry was up next and started with a poem ‘King John’s Xmas’ and ‘Songbird’ in tribute to Christine McVie who sadly passed away last week.
Frank Xerox Frank being Frank gave us a wonderfully unique rendition of ‘Where Did You Go To My Lovely’ with a French accent and the ‘Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ in an English accent.
Simon sang his own composition ‘Too Much Snow If You Get My Drift’ and recited a poem ‘A Piece Of Wood’
Helga performed a piece of music with Chris Mansell playing guitar ‘Blues In G’ and another song with Keith Willson…….we had a 5 minute comfort break and Jason and Lisa opened.
Jason and Lisa Jason and Lisa did 2 songs together, firstly ‘Blues On The Run’ and secondly, again in tribute to Christine McVie ‘Songbird’.
Rob Mason. A newcomer (at least to me) Rob performed 2 songs ‘Winter Song and the Alan Hull song ‘The Ark’
Rupert Green Up next, another newcomer, Rupert Green who read 2 poems. One was called ‘Seven Days in A Week’ and another poem he’d written earlier on during the day that did not have a title.
Chris Mansell Chris received a warm welcome and performed ‘Trouble In Mind’ and ‘Come On In My Kitchen’
Terry Lees was up next and treated us to ‘Early Morning Rain’ a Gordon Lightfoot song and an instrumental that he said he’d recorded around 40 years ago. It’s title was not written down by me, unfortunately.
Nick and Dave collectively known as Moonwood Green sang 2 songs, ‘Mayfly Time’ and amusingly a song about mushrooms called ‘My Celia’
Nancy recited a poem about a child in Birkenhead and told a joke about a dog walking into a bar.
Keith Willson our final performer sang and played ‘Baby Steps’ and another song ‘Don’t you ever let nobody drag your spirit down’ was the final song of the evening.
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