Once more the members braved the cold to troop on down to St Marks for a pluck and a strum! No photos unfortunately as I was too busy setting up the computer and podcasting software that I forgot. Sorry!
The beginning of the evening took on a rather nautical tone with Cap'n Ray Butcher leading a rousing and, judging by the sound clip, a rather aptly named ensemble performance of the Drunken Sailor .
This was followed by a stab at Carulli's Rondeau where your correspondent suddenly remembered the benefits of bar chords, thanks to a quick reminder from Dave Hampton (Thanks Dave!)
No rum was issued to all hands but we were all grateful to Trevor Pike who took control of the coffee catering.
The solo pieces were terrific. Stephen provided a rendition of Lagrima. This was followed by with Nuttall's Gaelic Song as performed by Jenny Wormald. Next was Bebita played by Tom Rimmer and a lovely piece Dawn over Carnavon performed by Alan Green. And your correspondent managed to avoid murdering Dalza's Prima Calata alla Spangnola...only just!
Special thanks again to Ray Butcher for organising the ensemble part of the evening (and I was especially grateful that he didn't make us play 'Aint Misbehavin.) and to Trevor for the refreshments.
The next meeting will be on Saturday 15th March. There will be a slight change with the performance itinerary as the Church is hosting a performance of 'The Messiah' which means that the 'Trumpet shall sound' along with the strumming. It also means that we may be a little over crowded. Because of logistics, we may start the evening with the Widmore Ensemble performance, followed by the usual ensemble/solo sessions after interval. I would also suggest that you may want to arrive a little earlier as car parking may be at a premium.
More details of the intinerary will be available on the blogsite and in the Newsletter.
BTW the Administration Committee will be meeting at Denis's studio at West Wickham (48a Glebe Way West Wickham) on Sunday 9th March at 10am. Any BGS members wishing to attend please send me an email or , better still, register a comment on the Blog Comments area. This is YOUR Guitar Society so please don't hesitate if you want to express an opinion or share any ideas.