Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Open Stage, March 2011

Newport Folk Club's monthly Open Stage night went swimmingly. We met some new performers, and enjoyed their music. It was a great mix of regulars, newcomers and a few people trying out new stuff.

Simon kicked off the evening with a selection of his own songs.
Next came Sile (that's pronounced Shiela, there is a squiggly thing in her name, but I don't know how to make the computer do it). This lovely girl, originally from Ireland, now from Fairfield, sang us some of her own songs and one by her Mum.
Alan got the place rocking with Summertime Blues, Love Potion Number 9 and then ditched his guitar for a uke for his next number.
Gordon and Bill played us some beautiful instrumentals.
Zerafina gobsmacked us all with her amazing voice and original songs.
Dave treated us to some Hamlet.
Next was Kayde, followed by Nam, with their fabulous original songs.

Leonie, Rob and Alan did a few numbers and then Chris and Christine arrived on their home made Indian.
Chris tinkled the ivories for us and then they rode off into the sunset.

Michael ended the evening with a few of his favourites.
All in all, a mighty fine evening.

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