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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.

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.  Remember that Arthur Wakefield CDs are now available. See CDs
 
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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 20/04/2018. Despite a glorious sunny evening there was a great turnout with a number of return visits. Pete Jackson kicks us off with his Squeezy persona plus some wastrels followed by Steve Hatton putting aside his club organiser head (www.musicatmottram.com) to show us his talent with Jimmy Nails Big River. Elaine and Steve were return visits from the Isle Of Man. Canadian Yvonne returned although I dont think she had to cross the Atlantic to do so. Rich gave us another test of his memory powers, Andy and Dave tested the audience memory with their chorus and Pete gave us a pleasant and delightful end to the evening as usual.

20/04/2018 audio clips


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Here are the audio clips from the Guest Night with Mark Dowding on 13/04/2018.  We had a fair turn out and we start as usual with support from a host of regulars. With Mark being a worker on railway electrification we start his selection with two railway songs, one from Stanley Accrington and the other from Paul Connor. Mark frequently surprised us with the background of songs as the next selection shows by giving us the original version instead of the more familiar one often performed by Arthur Wakefield. Mark brought the show to a climax by inciting everyone in the audience to shriek at him with fists raised 'HE MUST DIE!' (Of course, last night. Mark didnt!!)

13/04/2018 audio clips


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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 06/04/2018. Another chance for Mike to sit in the hot seat as the minutes tick by towards the start time and there is hardly anyone in the room - and then like a miracle the place fills up and all is well. So we let Mike start the proceedings followed by Reg and Alan who both give nods in the direction of Easter. We can then enjoy the diversity of the club regulars finishing with John Hudson (not doing the Jimi Hendrix version of Red House) and Peter Mancey with John Denver's Sunshine on My Shoulders. Andy and Dave did a first half spot showcasing local songwriters (Pieter Egriega and Carl Butterworth from Bollington to name but two) and we close with a song written by Dennis Quinn from Macclesfield.

06/04/2018 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