Supporting Brooks Williams, Cambridge Folk Club, 10th March 2017

It was a real pleasure to return to Cambridge Folk Club last Friday evening and to see so many old friends.

We were there to support Brooks Williams. Brooks has a widespread reputation for excellent guitar playing, finely wrought songs and for being a very friendly guy and we certainly experienced all of that. He was generous with his time and comments and was clearly and rightly loved by his many followers there to see him.

I’m pleased to report that our own brief set seemed to be very well received and it felt like we had connected with a mainly new audience for us. The comments made to us at the break and at the end of the evening were most encouraging. We were able to introduce a new song to the set, translated from the original French, called ‘If I Had But One True Love’ and we performed our substantially reformatted song about Spanish Civil War volunteer nurse, Penny Fyvel, ‘The English Penny’.

It was a lovely night and we would like to thank Jim for his kind introduction and his comments from the stage, to Marion, Andy, Robin and others on the club committee for the original invitation, and to Chris Collett for producing an excellent sound for both ourselves and Brooks Williams throughout the evening. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Cambridge Folk Club.