Thanks once again to the Ashes thins week – Ken on bass (now off to France until the end of January), Eddie on harmonica, Tom on percussion and Brendan on his new set of drums.
Thanks to each and every soloist this week, it would be easier to name those who didn’t take the mic, but here’s to Steve G, Carole, Les B, Dave D, Ernie, Ian, Graham P, Brian Belshaw / Les B and Graham who did their stuff for the love of Felina, Trevor, Tom and Eddie on a bar stool in Haydock, Martin, Diane and Eunice, Joe, George, Ken, David “call me Dave” S, Donna, Ernie, Mark, Brendan, Steve McG, Moi,Les H, Eddie, Lee and last but not least Eric.
A great range of songs and styles in STARTIME. So thanks to
- Les B gave us an Irish mining song – School Days Over. Recorded by many including The Chieftains, The Dublin City Ramblers, Mary Black and the one I listened to by Luke Kelly from his Working Class Hero album.
- Carole and Margo got all festive with Cliff’s Mistletoe and Wine which got to No1 in 2003.
- Dave D and Joe (who was tuned out from playing) on Let It Snow. Composed by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn in 1945, it’s been a seasonal favourite by all the well known crooners.
- Graham P gave an amusing tweaked version of George and Ira Gershwin’s Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off. Written in 1937 for the Fred Astaire film Shall We Dance
The week after is Twixmas, and I’m running alongside Les B. But don’t let that put you off, come if you are able.
This Thursday, it’s Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown, New Springs.
Saturday 7th January is a Macmillan Charity Band Night at St James’ Social Centre, St James Road, Orrell WN5 7AA. 7pm until late. Five great bands and tickets are £10, from Anne or Margo.