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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.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Halloween 2017

Gustave Doré, Depiction of Satan,
a central figure in John Milton's Paradise Lost
c. 1866
Last week's Halloween themed session brought out only four singers. Let's ee if we can make this week's Bonfire themed evening more populous.

Colin was MC and he started us off on-topic with Fish, Tin And Copper, a song which has Old Nick visiting Cornwall and being frightened away by a pasty.

Steve C made his first appearance at the Dragon Folk Club for a while and was understandably the only one not prepared with songs in theme. His songs for the evening were The Jeannie C (Stan Rogers), Lunenburg Skies (Terry Young), The Blarney Roses (Roud 6329), White Squall (Stan Rogers), The Rare Ould Times (Pete St John), Ranter's Wharf (John Conolly, Bill Meek), Candles (Jon Heslop), Guard Your Man Weel (Johnny Handle) and Mantle Of Green (Roud 714, Laws N38).

Sorry to make this week's report one of lists but it seems the only way to properly represent the songs we had on the theme, which included:

The session was finished off by Simon with the non-supernatural When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139).

Remember to join us this Friday, 3 November, with songs, tunes and stories for the campfire or bonfire, or maybe relating to Guy Fawkes, fireworks or whatever seems appropriate. See you there.

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

(Number of people present - 6, of whom 6 performed)

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