Friday, 4 December 2015

morris folk club

At the November Morris Folk Club I sang Thomas o' Winesbury, which I first heard in Iochdar School (when we were visiting Ryno and Mary many years ago) at a concert by Mr McFall's Chamber (an offshoot from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra), featuring Dave Brady (their one-armed roadie/driver who - I discovered some years later on reading his obituary in the Guardian - had been a folk singer of some renown). I learnt it from the CD I bought on the night. The MMC version is great.

It was a healthy sign for the folk club that there were sufficient people performing that we only did one song each (though part of that was small groups from the choir previewing their songs for the choir concert the following Saturday).