Well, a well formed group of performers and a rather packed pub.
The beer wasn't quite as free. Mr Carthy obviously didn't get my message. The banjo remained unclaimed.
On the positive side..
The rookery regailed us with banjo and a Martin copy guitar, Danny had a couple of new songs including a festive one, Goff played an excellent collection including a bit of trad, which went down well, Richard showed that a Uke can be heard in a crowded pub and gave us some lovely songs we could join in with, Jim played some haunting melodies including a couple of reels I didn't know and the obligatory horn pipe on his pipes, Nigel and Eric sang a few together having nicked the rookery's guitar and yours truly brought up the rear. (Rumours of me playing banjo will attract the attention of my legal team.)
A nice night all told. Money and a guitar changed hands and I got yacking with the gaffer and some neighbours till the wee hours.
Se'thee at The Red Lion at Ep'th next Wednesday.
(Gerry. Not sure about Sunday at The Shovel. I'd love to make the effort but depends what time we get back. If Mrs Musket drives when we go out in the day to see friends, I won't be able to in the evening. If I drive then I can drive that night. We'll see.)