Wed 10th Dec at The Prince Albert


It was lovely to welcome back Jaqui on her Xmas trip home from Maine. Terry was in splendid form and played his whistles too – a rare treat. We were missing Rosie and Steve & Jennifer, but Bob and Roger R turned up, so along with the regulars we numbered 18. Several people brought out their seasonal songs and the evening’s performances included:

Traditional / Folk / Shanty Songs:
Old Stomry
The Streams of Lovely Nancy
He’s Young But He’s Daily Growing
High Germany
Towrope Girls
Paddy Lay Back
Wandering Soul (Kate Rusby)
Country Life
Hard Times of Old England
Crow on the Cradle

Xmas songs:
When father was Pantomime Dame
Christmas Be Almost Nigh (Watersons)
Jingle Bells, Christmas Sells….
All I Want For Christmas is Cheese (Roaring Jelly)
The Pudding Hunt Tally Ho!
Christmas in Australia

Ricky Doo Dum Dae
The Fisherman’s Song (Andy Stewart of Silly Wizard)

Comic but not Christmassy:
Give Up The Night Time to Old Custard Creams

Oyster Girl
Canal en Octobre
Stuart’s Hornpipe

Castles in the Air (Don McClean)
The Cootamundra Wattle (John Williamson) (a yellow flowering bush)
It’s Getting Dark (a Bavarian song)
So Was I (Arthur Leonard)
Calling On Song

Next week we are eating from 7 pm onwards along with some seasonal songs & tunes. See you all then. And if not, Happy Christmas and New Year to all our friends.

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