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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.
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Here are the audio clips from the Guest Night on 17/11/2017 with Kieran Halpin. A packed house turned up to a long overdue return visit from Kieran. His voice may still show the gravelly history of around 40 years on the road but as he says himself, his main job is songwriting. So we present three of his best known songs and finish with a more recent one, dedicated to his daughter who lives in the topmost bedroom in his house. On this showing his ambition to have at least one of his songs still being sung in 200 years time should surely be fulfilled.

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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 10/11/2017. Being that time of the year we have a healthy representation of remembrance songs and poems. Seven in fact -  and that's not counting two who attempted the same song and both forgot the last verse (not included here and not named to avoid their blushes).Special mention should be made of Ken and Phil for their joint collaberation initially remembered by Ken and completed by Phil. Phils poem may have been the first time that he has recited it at the club but Mike did perform it last year on his behalf. Alan sent us home at the end of the evening

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Here are the audio clips from the Singers Night on 03/11/2017. Another packed evening with the usual diverse delectations displayed for your delight (or dismay). Barmy penguins returned so we get one sung by Mike and one sung by Richard. Pete Rhodes came with an Roland aerophone (instead of his usual sax) which surprised many with its soothing tone. John Hudson gave us an old Robert Johnson classic, Andy danced to a Leonard Cohen song (although clip not included) and Mike took us back to the days of lamp lighters. But we finish with a couple from Sheffield, Vic and John, who perform English folk songs but are also take an interest in versions that have spread to places like Canada or Australia.

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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