12th August at The Prince Albert


This week Dick gave us two not-so-often heard songs – the wonderful Rosabella and later on Six Jolly Miners. Karen and Roger graced us with their crowd-pleasers Oh Cumberland and Country Roads, with Roger also giving us a solo tune on his guitar.

David and Alison performed the traditional songs One More Day and Ready For The Storm, plus a bluesy arrangement of the Gerry Lee Lewis track You Win Again, with additional accompaniment from Roger and Martin due to the availability for soloistic passages.

After playing his rendition of The Princess Royal tune, Simon joined Dave and Alison for an excellent performance of The Year Turns Round Again by John Tams which was widely appreciated.

Comedy was provided by Martin’s cover of Bill Bailey’s Cockney Medley of well-known popular songs, and he also performed an original song called Memories he had been working on with his Derby band Lighthouse.

We had a couple of regular tunes (Mazurkas and The Pernod Waltz) from Alan and Rosie, as well as the bitter Willie Nelson’s Time of the Preacher and the soulful Walking on a Wire by Richard Thompson.

Gerry gave us a couple of songwriter classics – Bob Dylan’s Love Minus Zero No Limit and Paul Simon’s Cathy’s Song, whilst Richard performed the humorous Paul Kaplan parody Henry The Accountant and the traditional song Ramble Away.

Delia and Stuart gave us a few traditional pieces such as Lavender’s Bloom and Astley’s Ride, while John’s acapella contributions included the amusing My Husband’s Got No Porridge In Him by Les Barker and Casey’s Last Ride by Kris Kristofferson.

All in all, a very enjoyable evening with a great variety of music and personalities! Next week is our final session at The Old Ship (on Wednesday 17th August).

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