We meet on every Wednesday starting at 8:30 – 11:00. Everyone gets the opportunity to sing or play if they want to – we just go round the room (real or virtual!) and sing or play from our seats. You’re very welcome to join us just to listen.
We’re allowed to meet at pubs after 18th July, and our previous venues are happy to have us. However, not everyone’s ready for that, and it would be a shame to lose our remote attendees, so we’ll schedule a mix of real and virtual Zoom sessions.
We welcome all acoustic styles and standards. We typically have unaccompanied traditional singers, singer/songwriters with their own material, folk, rock, country, blues and a fair sprinkling of comedy. Some regulars have been doing this for decades, others sang in public for the first time with us.
Why not come along one Wednesday? Just listen if you like, or join in if you want to. No-one minds if you use lyric sheets.
Feature spot on 4th August via Zoom: Petrichor
Thanks to Annette and Bob for contributing a great feature spot for our first Zoom session since we started to meet in person. We got an eclectic selection of songs, beautifully sung, with distinctive arrangements.
The full set was captured for posterity for those who missed it, or would like to revisit it.
Thanks to MBAC regular Martin Butcher for his super feature slot on 23rd May.
Martin’s wide repertoire includes songs from the singer-songwriter era, sixties pop, and others reflecting his multi-instrumentalist role in Celtic Heartbeat.
Feature slot 2nd December 2020: Terry Hiscock
Terry Hiscock was a founder member of folk/rock band Hunter Muskett in 1969. They recorded for Decca and went on to tour with some big names, including Ralph McTell, Fotheringay, Fairport, Pentangle and Steeleye Span, and to play major festivals. They reformed in 2010 when their original album was re-issued on CD, and have since recorded two more albums and have been gigging regularly.
It was great to have Terry join us to play a Zoom feature spot for us on 2nd December. Here’s his full set in case you missed it or would like to see it again. Contact Terry via his web site at www.terryhiscock.com if you’d like to buy a CD.
David & Alison Fenner feature spot
Reunion Lane were due play on a feature spot on 19th October, but Simon was not well, so Alison & David stepped up to the plate and played an excellent set. Many thanks to them for doing this at short notice. Here’s Karine Polwart’s ‘Sorry’ from that evening.
Mark Ashworth feature spot
We’re used to hearing some of Mark’s songs sung by Alan & Liz or Alison & David, so it’s been great to have Mark himself along to some of our Zoom sessions.
We heard half an hour of his own songs on 9th September, when he played a feature slot for us. The event was streamed on YouTube and recorded for posterity, so you can watch here.
Feature spot by David Boulton
On 10th June, we were joined for a remote feature spot by David Boulton, better known as half of His Worship and the Pig. Many thanks to Dave for a super spot.