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 17/05/2019. Lets face it, you're never going to get a packed night in the middle of the Bollington Festival competing with an Oasis tribute band and a comedy evening. Still those that did turn up were treated to our own special mix of folk styled music starting with Pete towing narrow boats, Andy and Dave still have the blues, Alan was 10,000 miles away, Gordon was on another railway line, John found Jesesus with the help of Woody Guthrie, Keith found himself led by the audience for his Doris Day tribute, Rich, fresh from a Jake Thackray tribute did some sheep counting (I like it when the count carries on from ten ('dick' 'yanadick' 'tanadick' etc) and fifteen ('bumfit', 'yanabum' tanabum' etc) finishing at twenty ('jigget'). We finish with Les wishing he was n New Orleans and John recalling Lord Franklyn's plight.




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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 03/05/2019. A good evening again with plenty of singers so Pete starts by walking out, Maggie continues for 100 miles, Alan sings about his toe, Andy and Dave try to lull the audience to sleep, Tony is also serenading, Gordon's on the train again, Keith appears to have lost someone, Ken has found some Spanish ladies, Peter moves the setting all over Europe, Mike tries to shed some light on the situation, two thirds of the Bollington Belles sing of cotton mill girls and Mike and Claire finish off the evening session with a session song.

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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 26/04/2019. Another fine evening with the ususal wide ranging mix of songs and tunes. Pete kicks it off with a song which, in answer to his question, was last performed at the club in 2014 (I do keep mp3s of songs that have appeared on the web site). First timer at the club, Steve, from Quarry Bank Mill gave us a song about one of the mill workers and Howard turned up after finding his usual music session consisted of just himself so should we hope for future failures at that venue? Don't know if Ken is Man City fan but his choice would be appropriate if they can keep that pesky Liverpool team at bay, Mike learns to pronounce tedious, Gordon has a Scott Murray song from the singing of Roy Bailey, Jeff has Bob's Dream, regular audience member (and one time 'Name Escapes Me' regular) Richard give a singing debut as a sheep stealer, John say So Long, Alan is on board a ship and so are Andy and Dave.

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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