Mr Beresford Greene bravely stepped up as MC.
He did not look thus:
He has been observed to be so-attired in the past, and that noble countenance, (suggestive of wisdom and intelligence,) is unmistakable.
Berry began by delivering an impassioned speech of appreciation and gratitude to David, our sabbatical host. This was warmly greeted with widespread agreement and rapturous applause.
Then we got on with the business of the evening ...
Hey Baby: Berry & Ken
Tom Bowling: Colin
The Rose: Lynda
Picture on the Wall: Angela
Down in Cupid's Garden: Roland
Polly Oliver: Margaret
How Can I Tell You?: Jane & Roger
Windy Old Weather: Mave
Heart Like Wheel: Ken
Fathom the Bowl: Nigel
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times: Roger
My Dearest Dear: Jenny
Hares on the Mountain (Knife at the Window): Bill
Sisters of Mercy: Paul
Lonesome Town: Berry & Ken
When All Men Sing: Colin
Sally Free and Easy: Lynda
Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone: Angela
Lord Franklin: Roland
Go Away From my Window (It Ain't Me, Babe): Margaret
Barbr'y Allen: Jane
No Regrets: Roger
Chickens in the Garden: Mave
When the Ship Comes in: Ken
The Census (William Gill): Nigel
My Cape Breton Home/The Black Joke: Bill
Holmfirth Anthem: Jenny & Bill
Your Cheating Heart: Paul, Berry & full cast
Sympathetic reference was made regarding the recent passing of Mike Waterson, (RIP,) who will be sadly missed on the folk scene.
I counted at least three musical tributes to Mike during the evening.
Mave's rendition of 'Chickens in the Garden' was delightful.
For future reference the choral progression of the legacy is as follows:
- Cosy little farm
We'll all remember that next time, won't we?
(... and Angela volunteered to do sign-language!)
Many thanks, Berry:
YOU DONE GOOD!
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to such an enjoyable evening, and it only cost you £2.00!