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.

Arthur Wakefield

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 at the bottom of this page.
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 Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 21/07/2017.  A special singers night it was with Pete celebrating 5 years in charge of the club and the fact that it was packed showed what a success he has made of the club in those years. He therefore gets the honour of opening and closing the selection.Next comes Rich who retains his crown for displaying memory feats far beyong anything any of us mere mortals could imagine. I've included Johns version of Nat Shapiros time more as an instrumental with words but the last half dozen or so are there to bear witness that there comes a time in the evening when we just dont care as long as everyone's having a good time - like with Dave's song and we are being treated like primary school children and doing mime songs!

21/07/2017 audio clips



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Here are the audio clips from the Guest Night with Chris Cleverley on 14/07/2017. The support from the regulars gave us various views - Peter's views on travelling musicians, Pete and Kate's views on communal singing and Dave's view from the London Eye courtesy of Robb Johnson. The first selection from our guest, Chris Cleverley, almost conjures up the spectre of Arthur Wakefield with that recognisable banjo style. The other selections show his sophisticated performance, be it on an old Ian Campbell number or his own compositions which kept the audience enthralled for the whole evening. There you are - I cleverly managed a write up of the evening without attempting to include a pun on his name - Oh Damn!

14/07/2017 audio clips



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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 07/07/2017. So here we go with another fun packed feast of entertainment in all shapes and sizes starting with the undescribable - is it a poem? a short  playlet? a piece of performance art? We do know it began life with Flanders and Swann and it is about Wimbledon, as is Phil's poem that follows it. We have a couple of Hudsons, John with an old Arthur Wakefield song and Dave with a Mike O'Connor song. I may have watched a different youtube clip to the one that Dave besmirched but I was not only impressed with the performance but also that it was performed in Nelson's cabin on the Victory. Les and guitar sideman Rik made a return visit, Tinner's Rabbit had a full quota, Mike gave us a shanty and Andy and Dave sent us home over the hills.

07/07/2017 audio clips



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 ........and finally some more Arthur Wakefield. We have two more of his own songs of 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.

Arthur Wakefield