The Palace at Bishop's Waltham. (A short step from The Nonsuch Folk Club)

"Music is magic. It's ability to transform and move the listener is
amazing." --- Jim Lauderdale

"Folk On Tap"
An Evening with The Nonsuch Folk Club

Tuesday 6th July 2004)

Brian 'the silver fox' (Ragamuffin Radio)
and 'Miscreant' Mike 

Every couple of weeks we will
shoot the breeze and play acoustic roots music
for backporches and country suppers

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Ragamuffin Brian welcomes everyone for a cozy evening with friends and members of the 'Nonsuch Folk Club', Bishop's Waltham: deep in the beautiful, South of England Countryside. Tonight is 'Guest Night' at The Nonsuch, and our guest performers this evening are stalwart club organizer
Track 1: Swallow Tail & Jakes Jig - Our lively duo open up our evening at the Nonesuch, with a jaunty, 'stepping out' pair of tunes. Dave on guitar and Claire on accordion. (Pic. The Ponds at Waltham)
Track 2: Rosemary's Sister - An opening refrain from Celtic Harpestry. Claire sings a quite beautiful unaccompanied song written words & music by Huw Williams (PRS)
A story of tragedy during the 'blitz' in the streets of London.

 "And we fly high, our dreams are all in vain
One moment we are singing and the next we cry in pain
But high above the heavens in a host of angels' wings
Rosemary's sister will be dancing"

(Pic. The Palace ruins Bishop's Waltham)

Track 3: Motorway Mazurka & The Harry Lane Waltz - Claire and Dave 'step Lively' with two toe tapping tunes from their repertoire. Ragamuffin Brian nearly steps 'the light fantastic', and members contemplate a line dance session? (Pic. the picturesque side streets of Bishop's Waltham)
Track 4: Monday Morning Ė Dave sings 'the sentiments of every Monday Morning' in this both enchanting, and humorous song written by. Dave on guitar and vocals, Claire on accordion. (Pic. Palace Ruins Bishop's Waltham)
Track 5: Not A Matter Of Pride - Mike Silver song of the highest quality, which is currently receiving much media attention in the UK. beautifully sung by our 'Geordie Boy' Dave Hunter.  Ragamuffin Brian waters his beer with a sentimental tear during this song, and  'Uncle Keith' slumbers musical thoughts through the froth of his beer, and thinks about a wonderful, 'Nonsuch',  musical evening! (Pic. Mike Silver)
Track 6: Scotland The Brave - mhairi's wedding..... Claire decides to exchange 'sentiment' for more 'stirring stuff' as she sets all toes tapping with a roistering, reeling version of those famous dance tune. Shades of The Jimmy Shand Band, Sunday evenings on Radio 2, and party time in the Orkneys! (Pic. The ancient streets of Waltham)
Track 7: Take Me Home.......  is the opening line of this beautiful song (Words and Music - Huw and Tony Williams)............ Vocals and guitar by Dave Hunter, accompaniment, accordion and vocals Claire Coxwell. It's been a wonderful, musical evening at the Nonsuch. The finest, homespun acoustic music by local, acoustic evening that will stay in all of our memories for many years to come  (Pic. Waltham side streets)

Track 9: Wild Mountain Thyme -  Claire and Dave close a wonderful evening at the Nonesuch Folk Club with a traditional 'closing song', led by Claire, and often sung in Folk Clubs throughout the British Isles as a 'Close' to an evening. Dave swaps guitar for accordion. Members limber their voices in close harmony, and we  sing you all 'A very Good Night'!! (Pic. The Itchen Valley)

With the darkness cloaking the 'South Downs of England' Wallace, Grommitt and Ragamuffin Radio, wave goodnight to you all - until the next time!




An Evening with The Nonsuch Folk Club

Tuesday 6th July 2004)
Nonsuch Folk Club
Bishop's Waltham Social Club
(in the central car park)
Claire Coxwell:
Weekly Meetings, Feature Night 1st Tuesday, session 4th Tuesday and remainder singarounds.