8th May 2013

Once again we had more club new comers performing for us, starting with Yui Karlberg, followed by well known Pete Read, & then Mary Hurst making a welcome return to folk clubs . Many of us remembered Mary playing at the Blue Boar club, & it is so good to hear that she is now going to be & about at clubs again since testing the water at Fiveways. Mervyn Else, on a visit from Berkshire, did a lovely acapella set.

Alex Beds, from the band Fearne, & also Bob Fry, answered a call on Facebook to fill a last minute vacancy. They both did really great sets & we hope to welcome them both back very soon

Club favourites filled the second half. Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon, Paul Openshaw, Rod Jenkins, & the Black Tulip ladies Annie & Jane with Rod accompanying them, all entertained us in style.

What a pleasure to listen & sing along with you all – thank you!

Special thanks too are due to Derek who kindly agreed to MC at just a few hours notice.

Mary Hurst

Mary Hurst

 It was lots of fun. I thought that the atmosphere was like an old-fashioned folk club, with a great variety of music on display.  It was just like the Blue Boar in days gone by.    Rod Jenkins