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Welcome to the official blog of the Dragon Folk Club, which meets for a singers night every Friday at The Bridge Inn, Shortwood, Bristol. Everyone is welcome whether you sing, play or just listen.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

So you want to be a record breaker?

A good crowd gathered last week at The New Inn including two visitors. Ros and Jan, who have obviously known Maggie S for a long time offered us their lovely singing.

Colin was MC and suggested an Australian theme since Australia Day had been just a few days before; some people managed to follow this last minute theme. When the evening was over Colin claimed that we had broken the record for the number of songs sung during a Dragon Folk Club session, so I feel duty bound to catalogue those songs as far as possible.

  1. Derek - Queen Eleanor's Confession (Roud 74, Child 156)
  2. Richard - Candlemass Eve (Robert Herrick)
  3. Mike - Land Rover Song (Jake Pressly and Steve Shelly)
  4. Lesley - The Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe (Laws P7)
  5. Ros and Jan - The Burning Times (Charlie Murphy)
  6. Roger - The Streets Of Laredo (Roud 23650)
  7. Chris - She's Like A Swallow (Roud 2306)
  8. Phil - Philadelphia Lawyer (Woody Guthrie)
  9. Simon - King Of Rome (Dave Sudbury)
  10. Colin - Waltzing Matilda (Roud 9536, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson)
  11. Steve C - Old Adam (Roud 728)
  12. Derek - Widow Of Westmoreland's Daughter (Roud 228)
  13. Mike - South Australia (Roud 325)
  14. Richard - Ossett (Richard Gillion)
  15. Lesley - Mingulay Boat Song (Sir Hugh S Robertson)
  16. Ros and Jan - Inanay (A lullaby from the Torres Strait Islands)
  17. Ros and Jan - Cape Breton Lullaby (Kenneth Leslie)
  18. Roger - Brother Can You Spare A Dime (EY "Yip" Harburg and Jay Gorney)
  19. Chris - The Lark In The Clear Air (Sir Samuel Ferguson)
  20. Phil - Amelia Earhart's Last Flight (Red River Dave McEnery)
  21. Simon - The Plover Catcher (Elizabeth Padgett)
  22. Colin - Cousin Jack (Steve Knightley)
  23. Steve C - Dido, Bendigo (Roud 584)
  24. Derek - Farewell To Greta
  25. Mike - Bye Bye Skipper
  26. Richard - Truro Agricultural Show
  27. Lesley - A Bunch Of Thyme (Roud 3)
  28. Ros and Jan - Bonny At Morn
  29. Roger - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Thomas P Westendorf)
  30. Chris - Eriskay Love Lilt
  31. Phil - The Runaway Train (Robert E Massey, Harry Warren, Carson Robison)
  32. Simon - Boys Of Bedlam (music by Nic Jones and Dave Moran)
  33. Colin - The Billy-Goat Overland (AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson)
  34. Steve C - Tiny Fish For Japan (Stan Rogers)
  35. Derek - Son Of Mine (Kath Walker - Oodgeroo Noonuccal) - Derek asked me to find out when she died; it was 16 September 1993. And here's a video of the author reciting it.
  36. Ros and Jan - The Burning of Auchindoun (Child 183)
  37. Chris - Watching The Wheat (Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn by Wil Hopcyn)
  38. Phil - Riders In The Sky (Stan Jones)
  39. Roger - Unidentified harmonica instrumental
  40. Simon - My Grandfather's Ferret (Derek Jolly)
  41. Colin - Whiskey On A Sunday (Glen Hughes)
  42. Steve C - The Bonny Ship The Diamond (Roud 2172)
  43. Derek - Spanish Lady (Roud 542)
  44. Roger - One Alone (Sigmund Romberg)
  45. Chris - I Know Where I'm Going (Roud 5701)
  46. Simon - When All Men Sing (Keith Scowcroft and Derek Gifford)
So that's it for another week. If you can make it to this week's session (5 Feb 2016) you would be very welcome. There isn't a planned theme but don't let that stop you inventing one for yourself.

Here's a selection of songs sung during this session.

(Number of people present - 14, of which 12 performed)

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