Last night was the first of the monthly singarounds in the Guest House. Despite a slightly late start because I had been delayed, it was very well-attended; the room was filled almost to capacity. There was an eclectic mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, including some self-penned ones, accompanied and unaccompanied singing and also a 4-part harmony group. Ian, a former Bothy regular who now lives in Essex, sang a couple of Irish songs accompanied by his partner Mary. Several Bothy residents and regulars came along and sang, along with Nigel Mawdesley out of the local folk-rock group, Odd At Ease. Gail, the licensee, provided a plate of sausages and the real beers went down well: I had Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Holts Pioneer, both excellent, with the latter slightly more bitter than I expected.
As a launch night, it was a great success; let's hope it wasn't a one hit wonder! The next one is on Monday 5th October.