Recent sound clips from the club are further down this page but firstly one from Arthur Wakefield, the club's founding father.
This is one of his best known songs about Bollington, a village near Macclesfield which nestles between two hills.
One is The Nab and the other is the Saddle of Kerridge and it is on this latter hill that White Nancy stands which you can see
in the background photo on this web site.



We'll keep this at the top of the audio clips page but if you want to hear more of Arthur, then there's more (including a youtube clip) at the bottom of this page.  Remember that Arthur Wakefield CDs are now available. See CDs
 
PS If we have put anyones sound clip on this page and they wish it to be removed just let us know.


Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 07/12/2018. Unlike last week, we have singers coming out of our ears, metaphorically speaking, so many that they can even be grouped into twos or threes. We start with a couple of boat songs from Pete and then Ian. Ian's is also set during the Christmas season so let's have some other early Christmas offerings from Rich, Bollington Belles and Keith. A couple of Paul Simon's cropped up from Andy and Dave and also Les, whose destination could be Kansas as referred to in Mikes song title .(Ok I may be pushing it a bit on that one!). We have a couple of garden produce poems from Phil. A couple of songs about the perils of the music business firstly from first timer at the club, Richard, and then Jeff. A couple of guitar wizard next with Rik's folky instrumental and John's jazzy song. We finish with three contenders for best closer of the evening. The Belles have Rob Johnson's Rosa's Lovely Daughters, Alan has the audience grunting enthusiastically with John Kanaka but we finish as we did on the night with the grand daddy of them all (no I'm not referring to Gordon!). I'm referring to every folk clubs favourite closer, Wild Mountain Thyme, as led by Gordon.

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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 30/11/2018. An unusually quiet night for the club which got slightly thinner at half time what with the heating going off before half time. Still there was enough warmth and quality in the performances and we start with the welcome return of our friends from the Isle Of Man, Elaine and Steve (NB their omission from the gallery pics has been rectified) marking the anniversary of the events behind the islands unofficial national anthem. Another sea song from Rich with his epic Old Fiddle followed by Gordon with a song from ex submariner Cyril Tawney. Jeff had us wishing we were huddled around his little pot stove, Andy and Dave had words but we are not saying what and to whom they were directed. We finish with Alan showing that the club can still raise a fine chorus regardless of how mainy are present.



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Here are the audio clips from the Guest Night with Gerry Ffrench on 23/11/2018. Another great guest night begins with spots from three of the regulars. We then have the difficult task of chosing four from an evening of classic songs from Gerry. So let's start with her opener about her home town. Next a whimsical song about a supermarket chain although she missed a trick by not comparing it with the middle Lidl aisle. Next a song inspired by a classic folk song but which may well end up being a classic in its own right. Finally we have one of the songs where she was joined by Harry and Arthur of Yesterday's Men which ensured everyone left the club inspired and elated.



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 ........and here we have some more of Arthur Wakefield. There are two more of his own songs about Cheshire followed by two songs that he often used to sing to finish the night, which seems appropriate for the end of the audio clips page.

















And as a sort of encore here's a youtube clip of Arthur at the club singing 'He Did His Best' at my request and making a fair job of remembering all the words.

YouTube Video