20th April 2008
Written by Anne Barrow
Club in the Pub session, hosted by our very own
Jo Migdal, was very well attended, everyone celebrating
the spring like weather, by venturing out to listing to what
promised to be an enjoyable afternoon of music.
Our first performers were Tone Deaf Leopard,
bi-lingual French, just to make us feel at home! Their
version of the Edith Piaf number No Regrets, rewritten in
their special style! No Baguettes!!!
Four by Four drivers were a definite target, definitely
environmental friendly song this! Ought to feature on a web
site or two!
Second on the stage Norman Faulkner, ukulele player
supreme, First song Sergeant Major, audience participation
was happily enjoyed.
His second song was TT races; none can beat his playing
and presentation of these humorous songs.
Bloke in the Hat (Trevor Bareham) really needs no
introduction to Folk Club audiences, Sun shines over
Romford, celebrates love lighting an Area we know well, so
all we can say you have it bad Trevor!
His second song had a French flavour, was this something to
do with Claudine's unexpected but welcome visit to the
Famous Potatoes made a guest appearance, "I ain't going
to work on the railway no more", opened a lively,
Truck Driving man followed, which had us all clapping
along. Their performances on different instruments left
some of us speechless at their talents. A lively instrumental
attracted non-members in from the bar area and bar staff
were joining in!
Rocking Billy collection, "love is my business", was the
The music continued.
Any time you need an injection of good folk music
"Famous Potatoes", is the band to see, professional to the
last note. Sunday theme, what kind of man was a lively
song. The first half concluded with a song celebrating home
town "Leigh on sea".
The second half opened with Bill Pardon, celebrating April
23rd, St Georges Day, accompanied by John Stafford on
mouth organ. Sea Shanty theme "blow the man down",
followed by Haul Away with St George sinking several
pints of beer, according to the next song!
Essex boy, definitely local song, written by Bill himself.
John Stafford sang "Danny Boy", an individual
Liz Montgomery, poetess supreme, read her own poems,
growing old disgracefully and Shopping at Lakeside. Both
following our local Essex theme.
Helen Islip next with Black is the colour, a more gentle
song, which with her voice restored an atmosphere of
quieter appreciation. Her own words written to a familiar
tune, concluded her slot .Definitely following the Essex
We then settled in for another enjoyable session with the
Famous Potatoes, They opened with a Scottish lament,
which showed their playing skills to perfection. The quiet
theme did not last for long!!! We were soon clapping and
foot stamping along. Log Cabin Home in the sky, a more
gentle number encouraged one or two to get up and have an
amble round the floor! A lively spot followed ending
Farewell to you my own true love. A floor stamping, hand
clapping song. Dancing ensued by our landlords!
Encore followed, another by demand.
Saturday Night had several more dancing!
Eventually the audience let them go.
Come and join us for a Get a Floor Spot session at the
White Hart on April 27th, or if you can't make that how
about May 11th and entertain everyone with your talent ,
the session starts at about 2.30pm. Everyone welcome!