A full house and some remembrance at the Old Ship


There were only five of us for our last visit to the Old Ship. This week was a big contrast, with a full house of musicians, plus some diners. So we squeezed around the table by the window, spread down the pub and had a great night.

It was, of course, the nearest Wednesday to Armistice Day. Delia sang a couple of timely songs: Where Have All the Flowers Gone and Only Remembered For What He Has Done. Karen added What Did You Do In the Last War.

Amongst the other contributions were:

Tony H: Michael Turner’s Waltz
: two Scandinavian Polskas on his willow flute, one in 6/8 and one in 9/8; The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
(from Staines?): some Morris tunes on recorder (at a speed to dislocate dancers’ knees) and something on the banjo later
: Shetland tune Da Trowie Burn on concertina
The Fenner/Diegan/Fenner combo
: Crow on Then Cradle, a song in French followed by a Breton tune; Dave Walters’ Paper to Heaven
Dave H:
The Age of Steam
: Brian Boru
: Country Life

To conclude the evening, Stuart F told us of a gravestone he’d seen at Hedsor. It was that of an elderly woman whose young husband had died in WW1 and was inscribed Faithful Until Death.

We’ll next be at The Old Ship on 17th December for our Xmas meal, followed by plenty of music (hopefully of a seasonal variety). Places are going fast. If you’d like to come, please let us know.

We’re at The Prince Albert next week, where we can expect to it to be very cosy.

Before that, Dave Fenner will be playing a feature spot at Tudor Folk Club at Chesham on Monday 17th. Please go along if you can.

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