Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pete Morton at the Bothy

The final guest night of the season features a return visit by Pete Morton, a singer-songwriter I rate very highly.  The range of his topics is very broad:  there's the hilarious Battle of Trafalgar, not about Nelson's sea battle, but about a pub named after it and you'll recognise many of the characters described.  Another Train is a reflective and evocative song that has been covered by many people including Sally Barker and the Poozies.  Two Brothers takes an unconventional approach to the Palestine/Israel conflict, while the affectionately mocking Six Billion Eccentrics takes the opposite view of humanity from the Monty Python sketch in which a crowd chant en masse, "we are all individuals".  Naseby Field tells a human tale in the context of the English Civil War.  The whole is delivered with humour, enthusiasm and commitment.

You can see Pete at the Bothy this Sunday 17 July at 8.00pm.  It is likely to be busy, to arrive early if you want a good seat.  The club meets at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS.  The real ale is Thwaites Wainwright.

The Bothy will run free singarounds every Sunday throughout the summer in the same venue until the autumn season begins on 11 September with Jim Causley.  And don't forget the one-off Friday special with Isambarde on 12 August.

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