Second Saturday of the month again, and thanks to everyone who came to play and to listen at last night’s Loudhailer Acoustic session. Candles and home baking were in abundance and the atmosphere in the WMC Hall was relaxed. Rich & I opened up with a trio of love songs for a change and then settled down to listen.
Karl Oakes, played two fantastic brand new songs in his own wonderfully unique style and then one of my favourites – “This isn’t me this isn’t who I am’ to round off.
Last session we had a cool set from Andy, a Smuggler alone, and this time the other four fifths came along with a fine performance of traditional coastline folk songs, including some particularly stunning acapella work.
Gifford Rolfe played a superb set as ever, including the (nearly) title track from his new album and the first time out for a brand new love song. It was terrific to welcome Joan Foye who joined Gifford and they sang a pair of folk songs beautifully.
Our posters advertise Loudhailer nights as ‘All Acoustic with the odd poet’, so we were particularly delighted to live up to our expectations tonight and welcome Roy Kibbler with a set of excellently entertaining poems which had everyone laughing out loud. Well, groaning out loud in some places actually. All great stuff.
Next up Graham Brady played a set of classic tracks that he wrote in the 80s, which sounded especially cool today.
After a cake break – special thanks to Joan and our West Yorkshire friends for delicious carrot cake which went down a treat – there was just time for a final song each before the end of the evening.
Thanks to Chris and David from WMC Hall, we are looking forward to next time already, the second Saturday of April, 13th.
All welcome to play or listen, always a great evening, see you there,
Rich & Lou