Blog for 1st November 2016 by Phil
Our skipper Brian kicked off with a song about Irish Politics called Oblivious by Mick Blake which was recently covered by Christy Moore on his album LILY. This was followed by a song about copper mining called Michal Conway by Solas(from the album Shamrock City) Great Stuff.
Next on was Martin with an excellent version of the 1959 song Long Black Vail which was covered by Johnny Cash amongst others. The song was about an executed man falsely accused of murder. This was followed by a tribute to the solumn one Mr. Leonard Cohen – Bird on the Wire.
Next on was yours truly Phil (Bon Hobo) singing and blowing my h.monica to No Justice based on a friend whose world collapsed around him. Followed by Johnny comes Marching home (tradarr) punked up a bit and included a line from the Clash 1978 version (English Civil War)
Next was Andy b in Brucie mode with Hungry Heart. Good verison then a song called New York City (or was it Hey there’s Delilah by Plan White T’s. I will look this band up. Sound interesting.
Then the youngest by far performer of the night was John N.’s grandson Liam (from N.I.) who did an excellent version of Dancing on my own by Callum Scott. Let,s look out for histalent in the future.
Then our mobile jukebox James P. With great versions of Gallagher & Lyle Hard Times then Brand New Key (or was is roller skates) by Melanie in 1971
The another monica was popped on by T.C. for Mr Zimmermans John Wesley Harding about an Old West Outlaw who claims to have killed 42 people.Followed by a Jackie de Sha Song. Let the sails dance for me.Nice Stuff
Next the Violin and Whistle with Ian and Steve who performed a tune by Jack Armstong called Roithery Hill followed by a Randy Sparks tune Today. Enjoyable stuff you two.
Next was the mobile guitar museum Barry with a Trad. Arr. Which I think was called The Devil and the Ploughman following by an unusal song for barry“ I,m going to live forever by Billy Jo Shaver.Good stuff by the king of country/
Next Was Pam and Ian (with a great harmonies) version of John Prine’s.In Spite of ourselves. This was followed by Nashville based singer songwriter Gretchen Peters tune “ Allyou Got is a Hammer”
End of Round one Phew.!
Brian gets us moving again in greenwith an excellent Raglan Road by Luke Kelly of Dubliners fame.
Kath then sings a fine song My Least Favorite Life by LeraLynn (not Vera)
Next up Martin sings about a Border Reiver by Dire Straight Mr. Knopfler which I presume is an old Scottish Trad arr. Great stuff again.
Next it yours truly Phil. Who looks in the mirror and write’s anew song “Getting Old” which was shelved years ago as( My Kids think I am a silly old fart!) Words changed a bit using the tune of Faces Oo la la.
Andy next wants his Baby to Light his Fire. A Doors classic.I saw Mr Morrisonsmural on his old house in Venice Beach (I think) a couple of years ago.
Mr. Porter is next to get his jukebox rolling with a smart version of Paul Simon’s Me and Hoolio down by the schoolyard.
T.C. Next Goes down to the Doctor ( is that the Feelgood’sfactor?). What happened to officer dibble anyway TC?.
My writing started getting dodgy at this stage (I can only decifer the word The!) when Ian played an excellent Violininstrumental . Followed by Stevesfuseliers march giving the Viola a run out. Great stuff.
Next is the Country King Barry on a song about the closing of a liquor store by Johnny Cash called out amongst the stars.
Final one of the round Ian sings Bella Mae which I believe is by the Wampeters.(Strange name)
WELL DONE EVERYBODY AN ENJOYABLE NIGHT. Sorry for any mistakes I have made in the blog. 1st time.
Then Brian led SINGALONG to see night out.
Clare Island( Sawdocs) and Missisippi Blues (Presumed Trad. arr)