The Vineyard Folk Club met for the first time last Friday at Broadfield Court, near Bodenham.
It was well attended, plenty of high quality singers and players, lovely room with excellent acoustics and a super atmosphere. A really great start to what I hope will become an established part of the Herefordshire acoustic music circuit.
Here’s a review of the night from organiser, Pete Hollingsworth:
The VINEYARD FOLK CLUB got off to a wonderful launch last Friday evening. Forty souls came and gave her a hearty shove down the slipway – she’s now well afloat, and ready for some further fitting out. So, here’s a raised glass to all who turned out for the launch:
…the musicians: (in no particular order) Jim Neale & Geoff Tookey (fiddle/guitar/harmonica); Geoff Warren (songs); Terry Tandler (beyond description!); Mary Roberts (songs); Tony Burt (guitar, vocals); Arthur Hyde & Sally Stamford (close harmony), Trevor Hewett (concertina); Sheila Thackwray (keyboard, vocals); and (last but not least) Valeryan Richards & Pete (‘Thunderclap’) Newman. (Hope no-one’s left out – or it’s the ‘cat-o-nine-tails’ for me).
…Alexandra James, of Broadfield Court, through whose support and enthusiasm the venue was available. Stephanie ‘on the door’.
…and so importantly, all those who came along to just ‘be there’ – the ones who truly keep the ship afloat!
HEARTFELT THANKS to you all!
An overwhelmingly positive response then – to the both the evening and the venue; and helpful thoughts shared as to future ‘fitting out’. The plan is to set sail for June, calling in at March, April, and May, ie., THE VINEYARD each last Friday of the month. Watch this space for further developments (and perhaps I should add a sea shanty to my rep.!).
So the next occasion will be on Friday 28th March starting at 7.30 pm – and it really does start at 7.30 pm. Well worth a visit.