Monday saw the Millstone Folk Band entertain with acoustic tunes from across the British Isles.
Tuesday saw the Contempo choir raise the rafters.
Wednesday saw 2 Shades of Grey back at this annual event, which was dedicated to the memory of Tony Cummings.
We played an eclectic mix kicking off with a song almost older than us, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s classic “Sixteen Tons” (first written and recorded by Merle Travis in 1947). Then an Eva Cassidy take on “It doesn’t matter any more” – better known as the 1958 posthumous Buddy Holly hit written by Paul Anka.
Then a medley of songs from one of our favourite bands the Drifters: “Under the Boardwalk”, “On Broadway” and “Save the last dance for me”. If you hear a reference to Rudy in one of the songs it’s because he was their lead singer who died the night before they were due to record “Boardwalk”.
We dedicated the Carole King song “Crying in the rain” to Tony as he’d sung Everly Brothers songs with us on several occasions and gave a nod to Elvis with the brilliant Marc Cohn song “Walking in Memphis”.
Then we finished with a Tex-mex medley comprising “Crazy”, “Tennessee Waltz”, South of the Border”, and the Maverick’s “Dance the Night away”, where we were assisted by Amy, the conductor of the Contempo choir on tambourine.
Thanks to Barrie’s wife for brief video clip. Enjoy!