It took a little while to assemble a critical mass, so those of us who arrived early talked about start-time again.
Paul, as MC, opened by taking a sad song and making it better.
Angela sang in French about always waiting for her lover to return.
(For some of us, that's a way of life!)
Not to be outdone, Tony also sang in French ...
Tony gave an interesting commentary that the song, Die Moorsoldaten, had been first performed in German in 1933 by political prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp ...
Not speaking German, we had to make do with Peat-Bog Soldiers in French.
Now it appears in the public domain as 'trad. Irish'!
You will hear Luke Kelly singing a version in English by clicking Peat Bog Soldiers.
Gigi was a vagrant female sporting a lap-top ...
Mave took us to the Peak District ...
|I've walked upon Kinder, been burned to a cinder ...|
Maggie expressed a desire for a wealthy companion ...
|"I know it's only a hundred grand, but I am old-fashioned ...|
will I do. Maggie?"
So, we compensated for small numbers by musical quality, good company, camaraderie and fun.
(Or maybe this is a warning to sensitive souls.)
On Friday, 24th. April, Berry will be MC.
Doubtless, such intelligence will bring you out in droves!