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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 19/10/2018. We start with a first time visit from Raphael of Conway, but formerly Liverpool, with some fine singing and slide guitar and harmonica skills and so we follow with Rich and a Liverpool song for him. Gordon returned showing off his trumpet skills whilst simultaniously playing the guitar to his own song. Regular Gordon has a Woody Guthrie song, Keith has a 50s favourite and Mike a Western song from Houston Wells. Pete's Nightingale could close the evening, as could Andy and Dave's Ewan Maccoll, as also could Alan's South Australia, as also could Dave's minor key version of Wild Rover but we actually finish with Pete Wood's parting.


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Here are the audio clips from the Guest Night on 12/10/2018 with Sunjay. This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Sunjay, a first timer at the club, and what an impressive display of guitar styles and varied song choices. We start with a Buddy Holly song following Sunjay's recent stage role playing the man himself. This is followed by Sunjay playing in his favoured syncopated blues style with his version of Stefan Grossman's version of Willie Brown's Mississippi Blues. Next we have a delicate version of another blues standard,  Sitting On Top  Of The World, and we finish with, as Sunjay says, 'a medley of his hit', which got him nominated in the BBC2 Young Folk Awards in 2012. 

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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 05/10/2018. Every night is special at the club and this Friday was no exception with Pete starting with a song about a brave Lord but we follow that with an even braver Mike with the very respectable debut of his ukelele which many wanted to try out but John was bravest and offered his own ukelele party piece. Jeff then went on a train and Gordon down the mines. Despite some distractions, Peter took us to the Falklands with a song from Dave Wilson of Winter Wilson and Andy and Dave had another sad soldier's tale to tell as told by the uneasy humour of Jake Thackray. We close with a well known song from Alan that started a raging debate in our household about why it isn't 'from Yarmouth up to Scarborough'. Personally I remember years ago choosing to sing 'from Yarmouth Town to Scarborough'. PS please dont contact me if you wish to pursue the raging debate!



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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