No Irish material and some Friesian at the Old Ship


Karen, Rosie, Steve. Roger, Dave and I were flattered at the number of people who attended our St Patrick’s Day gig at The Pegasus. This was a long evening, but five of the band for that evening made it to The Old Ship the next day. This wasn’t unrelated to our need to run through some non-Irish material for our gig on the Friday. This included:

Karen and Roger: Take Me Home Country Roads, Shenandoah
Karen and Steve: Mr Tambourine Man
Steve and Roger: Tequila Sunrise
Rosie and Alan: The Ole Devil Called Love, My Funny Valentine, Dream a Little Dream
Rosie, Steve and Karen: Old Maui

It was a pleasure to have Dave Artus from Ruislip join is for the evening. We enjoyed hearing him sing Stan Graham’s Whitby Harbour (about Captain Cook), Michael Chapman’s That Time Of Night and Clive Gregson’s Fred Astaire. Dave hopes to be able to join us on 8th April for our celebration of Richard Thompson’s 60th birthday and has already nominated his songs.

Dick Frost had started the evening off in typical style with Dido Bendigo and continued later with Daddy Fox and Brian Boru. However, he sprung a surprise by singing a song in Friesian. I think the title translates as Now Is The Snow Falling.

Tony H arrived without concertina or dog, but with some new facial hair. This was obviously in preparation for him to sing Roger Whittaker’s The Last Farewell. We look forward to some Whittaker-style whistling on his next visit. His also sang Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl.

It fell to Simon to provide the tunes for the evening. They were Jenny Lind/Grandfather’s and The Dorset Four Hand Reel coupled with an original named The Old Ship for the evening. He almost broke my embargo on Irish material (after Tuesday’s overdose) with Steve Earle’s Galway Girl. Karen and Steve responded with another Steve Earle number - I Ain’t Ever Satisfied

Other material for the evening was:

Rosie: Dido Fido
Karen and Roger: This Love Will Carry Me; Follow The Heron Home
Steve: Rascal Flatt’s Broken Road

We’re back at The Pegasus in Marlow Bottom on 25th. Andy from Marlow FM will be there and recording. We’re also expecting a visit from France’s Harp/cello/tabla trio so it should be a special evening. Why not join us?

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