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Once more, expecting the January Folk Train to
be less crowded, I was very happy to find the attendance for Dogwood Rose to
be considerably more numerous than in the same month of recent years.
Along with the Jack's
Rake band it was one of the most crowded occupations of both the
trains and the pub, combined, unfortunately, with some noisy talking by
a large proportion of the audience, despite the remarkably good and
noticeable, instrumental and harmonious singing of Jack's Rake.
Once again we were very happy with Crazy Heart's performance and a most
outstanding evening of vocal and instrumental presentations, featuring
guitar, bass, banjo, ukeleles, flute, whistle and percussion. Members
of the band expressed their pleasure for a great night playing on the
We can be
thankful that the Downtrodden String
long-time favourites, gave us a great evening as always. They
performed well as a trio with the usual highly entertaining
Folk-Americana mix of string band music from the Appalachian Mountains
and fine harmony singing.
Strings and Reeds
is one of the
bands which, as well as being delightfully presentable on the Folk
Train, also has a long term personal connection with myself, arising
from the existence of our once weekly, Sunday evening, ceilidh club
- Hefts and
Sheffield City Morris
are usually said to be aiming for an al
fresco performance on a balmy summer evening. Sadly, this year's
presentation suffered weather which made it unsuitable to perform
externally at The Rambler. Nevertheless, the team performed its mix of
music, song and dance, presented delightfully within the pub.
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