Saturday, 28 December 2013
Saturday, 21 December 2013
|William Batchelder Bradbury|
Thanks go to Derek for the report on this week's session. As usual, I have linked to some songs on YouTube. Since I wasn't there this time, some of the songs may not be quite what was sung. There may even be the odd intentionally wrong one in there in the spirit of the season :-)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the BridgeOur second week of partying-down began, as the first, with Maggie L producing a sumptuous, not to say scrumptious and beautifully presented, repast, ably supervised by chief crumb-hoover Gertie.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
We would like to thank Maggie 2 (who I now know as Maggie L!) for decorating the room. I guess she probably provided some of the food as well but she had been and gone before I arrived so I don't know for sure. Thank you, Maggie L! Henceforth, if I remember, our two Maggies will be Maggie S and Maggie L.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Much to the consternation of some "bah humbug" folkies, Maggie has announced that there will be not one, but two Christmas sessions this year. These will be on 13 and 20 December. So, bring out your Christmas (or even anti-Christmas) songs and some appropriate nibbles to be added to the spread.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Simon spoke of the tidal surge that has affected Lincolnshire. The flooding got to within a mile of his parents' house and flooded the homes of several people he knows. It was noted that Three score and ten would be appropriate but it had been sung the previous week. Simon had considered reading High tide on the coast of Lincolnshire by Jean Ingelow until he realised how long it is!
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
|The Beauchamp - the lifeboat|
involved in the Caister disaster of 1901
I can't quite remember the reason, but it may have been this comment that started Maggie singing Seven old ladies locked in the lavatory. Well, I say she started singing... No, I don't mean there was anything wrong with Maggie's singing, it's just that although it is officially her folk club, Maggie almost never sings, and she tried to stop the fact that she had sung being recorded. Well, it went into the official book, and it's recorded here on the blog as well!