For eight years Karl and Lynne Davies have been our hosts at the Alison Arms. Throughout they have been generous and helpful every week, providing a home for our singarounds complete with pies at the interval. Not only that but they worked hard to make our special events - ectra special. This is particularly true of the festival, building stages, providing awnings, a bar -- nothing was to much for Karl and Lynne who then worked their socks off all weekend to keep everyone supplied.
Most of we will never forget Elvis the dog and for short while his friend Priscilla or was it Colonel Parker the cat. Elvis won hearts with his love of the music of Johnny Cash and his eagerness to provide harmonised howling at the folk festival. When he wasn't howling he was usually flopped down in comfort. Good luck Elvis in your new home.
Karl and Lynne everyone at the club is so sad you've moved on from the Alison Arms and we wish you all the best in your new ventures. You've been magnificent to is, we can't thank you enough, thank you.
The Alison Arms is closing on Tuesday 3 March 2009. We will be having a singaround from 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 March atOak Tree Inn
A trend seemed to be set early in the night by John, who was visiting and helps run the Norwich Folk Club, when he sang a song that included birds. For the rest of the evening members attempted to sing a song with some bird content and about 80% managed it well. John sang a capella a song about a pigeon - The King of Rome - which really upped the ante.
It was nice to see Neil back again, a recent addition to the regulars, and everyone who braved the rather cold, windy and wet night. It was a lovely night of good singing and lots of stories some of which also celebrated Lancashire Day which falls on the 27th November.