The best in acoustic music: contemporary and traditional folk, country, blues, comedy, jazz & standards
Every other Monday (closed during July) 8.00 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
The Racehorse, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6AS
There were seven number one hits, songs ranging from 1958 to 2005
and for the first time, a folk song which was a hit! The first song of the
night was Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” played on a ukulele by
Hannah Tobin - which worked remarkably well. There was a “first-time
from the days when a song by written by Woody Guthrie could get in the
Top Ten. Ian Dyson reminded us of John Denver’s “Annie’s Song”
which got everyone singing as did “Daydream Believer” (Dave Fry),
“Wichita Lineman” (Keith Donnelly), “Jambalaya” (Sue Phipps) and
“Homeward Bound”(John Findlay ). The folk song hit was “All Around My
Hat” by Steeleye Span, revived by Robin, Sue and “guest vocalist” Laura -
we’ve waited ten years for someone to do a genuine folk song chart entry!
Don Arthurson made Rainbow’s “Since You’ve Been Gone” into a
very effective acoustic ballad and the evening was rounded off by
Chris & Hannah Tobin with Del Shannon’s “Runaway” from 1961.
The difficult signature instrumental was expertly played by Hannah on a
melodica. It was a night of great fun - as always - showing once again that yesterday’s pop songs can
be the folk songs of today. Huge thanks to everyone who took part.