Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Now is come September ...

The sixth day thereof, precisely.

Yes, we have all enjoyed our summer holiday, and there seems to have been some reluctance to return to our home ...


Seating for 22.


By 20.10 hours we had attracted 1 accordionist, 1 poet, 1 listener and 1 singer of folk songs.

We began on an autumnal note ...


... is monarch of them all.

Then Ken arrived ...


... and the whistle did sing.

Bryan, our resident poet SANG ...


a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw, a-ploughing through the ragged sky ...


Pray never let me see the day that will not let me sing!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Farewell to a lovely lady ...

We were all deeply sorry to learn that Lucy Phillips recently lost her battle with cancer.
She passed away peacefully in St. Wilfrid's Hospice on Sunday, 21st July.

Lucy was a friend to us all, a regular participant of this club and other local musical enterprises over many years. She was a fine singer and musician who engaged all genres of music including folk, blues, jazz and classical. She was great fun.

Here's a song that we often enjoyed Lucy singing ...




(... although Lucy was never keen on the brass band!)

Her funeral is to be held at Chichester Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th August at 12.30pm.
Afterwards we plan to meet at The Chichester Inn in West Street.
  • Family flowers.
  • Donations to St. Wilfrid's Hospice.
RIP, Lucy.
You will be sadly missed by us all.


P.S. The club has already made a donation to St. Wifrid's in memory of Lucy.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Being July 2019, the Fifth day thereof ...

Elayne accompanied Dogsbody with a rendition in ancient French of a C14 song composed by a musician of questionable reputation ...
Guillaume de Mauchaut, (c.1300 -  1377,) was a much celebrated poet and composer who, while in his sixties, appears to have enjoyed a love affair with a nineteen year old lady, Peronne d'Armentiers.

Paul was more up to date with a visit to a celebrated piece of civil engineering on the Columbia River in the USA ...




Mike wore a strange piece of head-gear ...




Marion couldn't find her footwear so she had to stay all evening ...




We wondered why Elayne looked so happy ... 



Bryan gave account of having entertained visitors ...


That was the nearest we got to holiness this week!


Monday, July 1, 2019

Being Friday the twenty-eighth day of June, 2109 ...

8 people decided to give Glastonbury a miss.

Bryan entered the realms of poetic metaphysics again ...


The Phantom Lady
(Bryan has a wonderful imagination.)

This was countered by a considerable amount of holiness ...


He calls me by the lightning.

There was dance music played by Elizabeth, but we weren't dressed for the cotillion ...



We were circumspect as to whether this Eagles' song referred to Bognor Regis ...




Beautifully sung by Lynda.

Then we shared a holy farewell ...

We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best..