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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Memories of John

John Lennon at the Montreal bed-in, 1969
I'm afraid this won't be a very full report of last Friday's Dragon Folk Club session. I have an excuse, which is that I have been without internet access at home for part of this week. However I must take this opportunity to say that this week's session, on Friday 15 December will be our Christmas Party. Everyone is welcome as always to drop in and sing, play tunes, tell stories or just to listen. What sets this event apart is that the performances may optionally be Christmas themed and there will be a finger buffet. We will all be contributing a few nibbles, so it would be great if you could bring a small edible contribution as well but chiefly bring yourselves and as many friends and relations as you can muster.

Back to last week and Colin as MC called upon himself to sing the first song, which was The Arethusa (Roud 12675).

While we had a good variety of songs, and in fact forty of them between just four of us, the main theme I can extract is that John P and Geoff reminded us of the thirty seventh anniversary of the death of John Lennon. John P started off with The Ballad Of John And Yoko (John Lennon). Geoff sang Mother (John Lennon). Geoff rounded off the theme with Getting Better (Lennon–McCartney).

After many and varied other sings it fell to Geoff to finish off the evening with The Patriot Game (Dominic Behan).

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

(Number of people present - 4, of whom 4 performed)

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