Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley.
Occasional guests at another Southampton venue
28 Feb 2018
Our ‘home-brewed’ songs/music, at The Guide Dog
Still looking good @ 15:50, so we'll go ahead tonight. Under 5% chance rain/snow is forecast, though -3 degrees at 11pm, in east, central and west So'ton.
We run our regular good-company, good-beer, good-humoured singing and/or playing soirée [ooh, la, la!!] — but without the posh bits…
No door charge, but we run a raffle, with the usual sort* of prize(s).
Yesterday was Jake Thackray's 80th anniversary so, if you know one of his songs and can perform it adequately, come and serenade us in his memory. Just as his life spiralled into alcoholic oblivion, only 12 years on from his (probably not unrelated) death, no-one seems to be marking the occasion: not in Yorkshire (where he hailed from), nor Monmouth (where he lived latterly, and died). His main tribute act is unbooked that night, unbelievably; so, it seems, is his more local one. The Guide Dog can readily furnish the alcohol: can you provide the music and help keep his flame alive?
*i.e. rubbish ones. I jest, honestly. There'll be a bottle, and (subject to numbers attending) a packet of biscuits, chocolates, or similar and/or some local interest books
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