Welcome to the Dragon Folk Club

Welcome to the official blog of the Dragon Folk Club, which meets for a singers night every Friday at The Bridge Inn, Shortwood, Bristol. Everyone is welcome whether you sing, play or just listen.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Remembrance 2017

(Photo Simon Meeds)
Last week's session marked Armistice Day with remembrance, or rather it was a war, anti-war and remembrance theme. The six of us present kept remarkably well to the theme though of course there were a few stray songs which is always permitted. This Friday's session (17 November) has no theme, so anything goes as long as it's acoustic.

I am sorry, I won't have time to write the usual lengthy report on last week's session but you can still use the link at the bottom of this article to hear many of the songs that were sung.

It was great to see Gary, self-confessed "social butterfly", as he happened to land on his home flower in a break in his schedule of flitting between more or less exotic blooms. Among the songs he sang was his own White Poppy.

Phil, Derek, Mike and Simon made up the complement together with Colin in his usual role as MC.

Here's a selection of songs sung during this session.

(Number of people present - 6, of whom 6 performed)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

More campfires than Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes Night 1776 at Windsor Castle
Last week's session was our Guy Fawkes Night bash with songs and stories encouraged on any subject related to the man, to fire or things you might do round the campfire. This week's (Friday, 10 November) will be the Remembrance session, so any form of performance war-related, anti-war or for remembrance would be excellent. If you can't manage the theme, then anything goes as long as it's acoustic, and if you don't want to perform then you are most welcome to come along for the fun and make us an audience.

Back to last week, Colin was MC and he started off proceedings with Richard Digance's Boy Scout Song.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Halloween 2017

Gustave Doré, Depiction of Satan,
a central figure in John Milton's Paradise Lost
c. 1866
Last week's Halloween themed session brought out only four singers. Let's ee if we can make this week's Bonfire themed evening more populous.

Colin was MC and he started us off on-topic with Fish, Tin And Copper, a song which has Old Nick visiting Cornwall and being frightened away by a pasty.

Steve C made his first appearance at the Dragon Folk Club for a while and was understandably the only one not prepared with songs in theme. His songs for the evening were The Jeannie C (Stan Rogers), Lunenburg Skies (Terry Young), The Blarney Roses (Roud 6329), White Squall (Stan Rogers), The Rare Ould Times (Pete St John), Ranter's Wharf (John Conolly, Bill Meek), Candles (Jon Heslop), Guard Your Man Weel (Johnny Handle) and Mantle Of Green (Roud 714, Laws N38).