A very pleasant return to Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club, 14th June 2017
After the need for a couple of postponements, Rob and I were finally able to make our return to the Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club. As one of the club organisers, Alan Hewson, noted in his kind introduction before we took to the stage, it was ten years ago that we first went along to the club to do a floorspot; to quote the beautiful song by Sandy Denny, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
As we walked in ahead of the show, it was a pleasure to see John and Di Cullen from Nellies’ Folk Club in Tonbridge and to discover that they were providing the support slot for the evening. This they did with aplomb covering a mixture of British and American folk songs, including a tribute to the already sorely missed Vin Garbutt. Ahead of our second set, Alan provided a trademark Johnny Cash song which was then followed by the beautiful voice of club regular, Dorry, singing an Irish classic ballad.
Because of our familiarity with the club and many of its members, we settled into our first set quickly and throughout the evening provided a mixture of established and new material which seemed to go down very well with the audience. In honour of Dorry, we later performed The Maid of Culmore as our encore.
Many thanks to Alan and Sue Hewson for the invitation to perform again at the club and for their enduring support over many years and we look forward to returning to the Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club in due course.