Saturday, 9 February 2013

"A Very Ashton Keynes Evening" Triumph

A big thank you to all the blokes who took part in making last weekend's "A Very Ashton Keynes Evening" such a triumph.  From the very start of proceedings when so many blokes turned up bang on time to help build the stage through to the speed with which people helped dismantle it at the end so that they could head off to the pub, it was a terrific team effort.  And the singing in between was alright too!!

Our valiant chaps are captured in a photo that may look like Chris is trying to do "scary rabbit fingers" with the lights but in actual fact this is a snapshot from a sequence of his very energetic conducting during the rousing version of "Mraval Jamier" that opened the second set.

As you might imagine, word has got round the Village Grapevine about the qualities of the evening and what is particularly interesting and pleasing is the range of compliments paid and that have been relayed by a number of people, many not noted for their effusive appreciation when it comes to local talent - which is a long winded way of saying a lot of people really enjoyed the show and told everyone how good it was!

The contrast between the acts was part of the show, with the blokes opening the show by lumbering onto the stage in their mildly intimidating way to the strains of "Let me through" and belting out their first set with great gusto, not a little aplomb, and a good deal of Duct Tape and laughter.  The ladies of Siren Sisters followed on with some hauntingly beautiful pieces that had tingles running down spines at several points.  Post interval the running order was reversed with the blokes finishing off with a fine performance of "Delilah" fully adorned with facial hair poking out at all sorts of angles.

Match Report
Chris S lead The following blokes 

Chris A, Peter B, Bob B, Ken B, Neil B, Nick B, Geoff C, Brian D, Mark F, Lars F, John G, Mike G, Stuart H, Martin H, Trevor H, Jon H, Mike P, Darren S, David T, Mark T, Angus V, Ade W, 
John  W and "new boys" Andy E and Jeff S

Who sang the following songs

Let Me Through 
Just Because
Turnip Hoer's Song 
Duct Tape Madrigal

Mraval Jamier 
And I Love Her 
Dry Stone Waller's Song 
John Kanaka 

Evidence of which can be found at so enjoy reliving the moment.

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