Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley.
Occasional guests at another Southampton venue
26 Sep 2018
Guest: STANLEY ACCRINGTON, at The Guide Dog
Ex-railwayman ACCRINGTON, from Rochdale, makes a long overdue return to The Focsle. Expect surreal humour, sung and spoken, including from a catalogue of some 450 songs written since he last visited us in 2003 (that number is in addition to his oeuvre existing by then). His most widely-covered song, Last Train (to Bacup), is an elegy for the lost railways of his native North West, but rather gives the lie to most of his output. A merry evening in store.
This, from a recent e-mail where I asked for our entry in his gig-list to be edited, to reflect our new name, gives a flavour of the man’s patter; I explained that we’d dropped all the apostrophes in the name Fo’c’s’le and hinted that I guessed he was the sort to be aghast at such dumbing down:
People, you canNOT claim you weren’t warned!
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