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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Folk meets Jazz @ The Globe: December 3

Jeff Smith (sop saxophone, flute); Debra Milne (vocals); Carrie McCullock (vocals, guitar); Susan Sanderson (vocals, guitar); Sheila Herrick (vocals); Ann Alexander (vocals).
Once again we had a good friendly meeting this month, and those who came just to listen seemed well pleased, especially the lady who won two shakey eggs as the mystery prize in the raffle.  I hope she comes next time to play them, after she’s had time to practise!
Debra did a lovely job of singing unaccompanied whilst snapping her fingers on Gee Baby, Never Ending Melody and more. Carrie gave us some neat guitar to accompany her own songs and also a very quirky song written by a Canadian singer, about when the Pagans and Christians had a meal together. Jeff played Monk’s Jelly Roll; Wave; Sheila treated us to a Latin carol among her songs and I did the unaccompanied folk ballads, Geordie and Brimbledon Fair.  Susan, a newcomer, gave us a Joni Mitchell song and also a very appropriate 1960’s protest song:
‘Last night I had the strangest dream/ I’d ever dreamed before/ I dreamt that men had all agreed/ to put an end to war.’
O that it could come true.
Next time we become Folk and Acoustic on Thursday January 7th, but jazz players are very welcome as we won’t switch off the sound system, I promise.
Ann Alex

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