|Dawn, South Maple Street, photo: Keith Carver|
Derek brought good news, Maggie L was feeling better than she had been, and he was also able to stay for the whole evening. He could not, however, be persuaded to exercise his status as first alternative scribe and gleefully declined my invitation. Colin announced there was no theme and Derek declared that he had a whole ream of Irish songs to still get through from the week before.
Mike arrived and further increased the attendance by 33% and we waited patiently in the hope of more arrivals.
Colin, as MC, decreed we should wait no longer and started us off with Time To Ring Some Changes (Richard Thompson). Geoff followed with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Burt Bacharach, Hal David). At this point our attendance surged upwards by another 25% with the arrival of Jo from the Chipping Sodbury Folk Night.
Before Derek’s third song he asked if Colin and myself had recorded his last song as ‘The Dawning of the Day’, Colin and I both confessed we had. Derek beamed magnificently and proceeded to sing The Dawning Of The Day.
Here's a selection of songs sung during this session.
(Number of people present - 5, of whom 5 performed)