Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:05:08 +0100
Subject: Liz and Sue at Swan Acoustic Session in Addingham Yorkshire
Hi Juliet, just a quick note from the organiser of above session. What two lovely people in Sue and Liz and fine ambassodors of your session, they came along last night and we fully enjoyed their company. I presume it was their honeymoon but they didn’t let on and we had some great craic through the evening. Please pass on an open invitation to any of your people to drop in on us if they are in the vicinity or if they need a bed for the night in transit “oop North". Our website and blog is at www.swanacousticsession.squarespace.com and you can read of Sue and Liz's exploits.
Brian C Wylie
Here are some extracts from the Swan Acoustic Session blog (you can read the whole account of the evening here ):
Well what can I say, it seemed like an age since we stepped through the portals of The Swan in Addingham for our fortnightly music fest. After the usual beratings for not being there we settled in the corner to await which folk would turn up, and lo! Two Southern Belles came sauntering through the door like bloodhounds on a trail these two well-travelled ladies has sought us out on the T’interweb and forsook the Punchbowl at Silsden for a night at the Swan. Well better luck next time eh!!
Liz Cannon and Sue Eyers were staying at Ingleton and were from Dahn Saff in a little place called Mersea Island…………………………. Nope I hadn’t heard of it either but apparently they have a similar set up down there so Sue and Liz thought they would try their luck. As the rest of our merry band trooped in they soon became aware that “The Craic” is always mighty at The Swan as one ribald comment after another ricocheted around the room as both Johns, Kath, Andee, Mike and Deborah (nice to see you again) Masterson seated themselves along with Sue and Liz to see what unfolded .
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The aforementioned Liz and Sue were next up to close the first half, with guitar and mandolin and another first for the Swan a concert flute. Having admitted to finding a performance set up rather than the sing-a-round they were more used to down Saff! They launched into “Aint Misbehavin” with a smooth ease. This was followed by a Johnny Cash number, a song apparently from a womans perspective from the mighty man in black entitled “Let the Train blow the Whistle” with a fine imitation at the end of aforesaid train whistle from Liz. Excellent stuff Ladies and thank you for making the 45 min journey from Ingleton and more to come in the second half.
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Liz and Sue then prepared to round up the night and their first visit (hopefully not their last) to The Swan acoustic session in Addingham Sue on Flute/mandolin and Liz on guitar and vocals finished a lovely night off with a Christy Moore song “Ride On” before leading us on a sing song with “He’s in the jailhouse now” which brought our evening to a more than satisfactory close. Thank you everyone for turning up,Sue and Liz for their excellent effort to seek us out and their performance, to uncle David for his sterling efforts to Ian for the ales and to all reading this come along experience and enjoy “LETS KEEP IT LIVE”
Thanks Sue and Liz for being, as Brian puts it, such fine ambassadors for the Coast Inn Session (and for alerting a few more people to the very existence of Mersea Island!).
And thanks also to Brian, who subsequently sent the following email, with a warm Yorkshire invitation to everyone at the Mersea Session:
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 07:15:38 +0100
Subject: RE: Liz and Sue at Swan Acoustic Session in Addingham Yorkshire
Hi Juliet, thanks for the kind words, I hope they enjoyed their stay “oop North” and had a great time. Our session is the first and third Tuesdays of the month and like yours is an eclectic mix of all music. Please extend to your musical group our extended hospitality to anyone travelling in the Yorkshire area to pop in or stay a while, my wife and I would be only to glad to put fellow muso’s up in transit or to provide a base for folks to explore Yorkshire.
Brian C Wylie
So if any Coast Inn friends have plans to head 'oop North' and fancies dropping in at the Swan, Addingham, it looks as though you can be assured of the same warm welcome that Sue and Liz received!
And of course, the invitation is reciprocated to everyone at the Addingham Session, should you ever find yourselves in our part of the world on a Thursday night. Our session is very eclectic and varied - one never knows who'll be there from one week to the next, or how many musicians, or what kind of music will predominate. But it's always good fun!