January 14th 2018 – Geoff Lakeman

Posted By dreamersfolk on Jan 15, 2018

Geoff Lakeman - headshot A cold, damp January evening was quickly

warmed by a great concert of Folk music at Dreamers Folk

performed by local boy Geoff Lakeman.

Our wonderful MC, Denise, presided over the entertainment introducing several of our regular singers, by way of warm up to the main act.

Hilary & Malcolm sang ” The Meter-Reading Man” an amusing tale from the, by now bulging songbook, of Malcolm Pinch! We had a song in the Cornish Language from Ray Chubb, a field holler from Roger Strange, two songs from John & Marion Heath and Jane raised a murmur when she mentioned her love life!! & Nigel gave us a rendition of Rowan Atkinsons famous piece from the classroom register ( Nibble NIBBLE! leave Orifice alone, stupid boy!)

Now we get to the main act and Geoff Lakeman did not disappoint.  He clearly loves singing and performing and gave us an evening of great songs performed with great wit & charm with superb self accompaniment on the duet concertina. As I write I am listening to his debut album “After all these Years” a fine collection of songs and tunes, many with a local flavour & some self-penned like “Tie ’em Up” a dig at the ever increasing rules and regulations that the fishing community have to contend with in trying to make a living from the sea.

Good stuff from this “Newlyn Boy” , welcome back to Cornwall Geoff and thank you.