A good and varied, and extremely enjoyable selection of tunes, many thanks to Eric and Steve McG for leading this week
Thanks again to the resident band, the Ashes, Brian on drums, Ken on bass, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica.
Thanks to the volunteering soloists – usual suspects – Carole; Trevor; Brendan; Eddie; Al; Graham P; Dave D; Tommy; Lee and Les B
Great STARTIME again, so thanks to
- Al Cross for John Lennon’s “Across The Universe”, recorded by the Beatles in 1968 and released in 1969. Not an easy one to play and sing, so great work Al.
- Les Bond cheered us up (for a change) with Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (1965)
- Lee Davies with 3 pages of Dire Straits “Romeo and Juliet” written by Mark Knopfler and first appeared on their 1980 album “Making Movies” and later on a single(1981). Good uke work, not an easy song to sing, really well done.
- Dave Davies gave us a song made famous by Foster and Allen, and it certainly sounds very Irish. There is a small monument outside an old mill in Springtown, Tennessee claiming the song then entitled “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” was written by local George W Johnson in 1864, but in fact, as Dave pointed out, the lyrics were written as a poem by schoolteacher, George Washington Johnson of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to his pupil Margaret “Maggie” Clark. It was published in a collection of his poems entitled “Maple Leaves”. It was set to music by English born James Austin Butterfield in 1866. George and Maggie married in 1864, but Maggie died the following year. George passed away in 1917. The school house where the two met is still standing and a plaque stands in front of it bearing the name of the song.
Nest Week, if I’m not mistaken again, it is Margo and Dave Shotliff.
The raffle for the biscuit-tin uke was won by Ian Gorse, ticket no 203. Congratulations.
No video this week, David B is away until the New Year.
Only two weeks away from the Christmas Show, Graham has a set list and many volunteers to lead on the songs. Thanks to those who have donated raffle prizes for the day.