Dreamers Folk extended a warm welcome to our friends from Penzance Folk Club last Sunday evening.
The Sportsmans Arms in Four Lanes was buzzing last Sunday with a room chock full of singers wanting a good time. When the room is full there is always a tingle of excitement especially with new faces, new performers and a fresh vibe to the proceedings.
Some great songs were given an airing, we had “Hard Times Come Again No More” sung by Ron & Ruth Chambers, written by Stephen Foster in 1854, but I warrant, never sung better than the massed chorus at Dreamers Folk last Sunday! Soon followed by another great chorus, John Tams’ “When we go Rolling Home” again sung with much gusto. We had a very eclectic mix of music and song the whole evening, too many highlights to mention individually, suffice to say it generated a tremendously warm and social atmosphere and probably one of the best nights we’ve had at Dreamers.
Penzance Folk certainly brought much to the party, especially with “guest” appearances from Malcolm Pinch, Alistair Brown and the unique Dave Wrench! Finishing off the evening were the new line-up of Baldricks Plan, aka “Plan B”, with able replacement for George Chippendale, Jinks Jenkin on board, along with Peter Wray and Steve Lavington they served up a fine set of songs to send us all home on a high!
Dreamers next Sunday 15th April is a singers night which means that all performers from whatever genre of music will be made most welcome, and can expect a minimum of a two song set, more if time allows,
Our next guest performer evening is the following Sunday 22nd April when we will be introducing John Conolly to Dreamers Folk for the first time. This is a tremendous pleasure for Dreamers to present this fine singer and musician who has been delighting audiences up and down the country for many years with his songs telling of the hardships and the pleasures of the East Coast Fishing communities. A founder member of Grimbsy Folk Club in the 1960’s, this man comes complete with a wealth of songs and stories, an evening not to be missed, come along and join us for a sing like no other, 5*****