The first indoor and unplugged folk club since November 2021
both well ventilated and with adequate spacial distancing.
A newly strung one cone resonator guitar with a bottleneck
and a blues harp in the rack
Life is good!
Singing a self-penned song about Folk Club Bonn
Dennis is one of our proudest protegés!
Gerald Löhrer & Martin have been busking in Bonn,
not an easy task in itself!,
but busking in order to raise money
for the unfortunate war-stricken population there in the Ukraine.
a worthy endeavour indeed
John Hay experiencing obvious bliss on his new Martin steel-stringed guitar.
By the look on his face we could even be hearing some Blues
from John Hay anytime soon!
He's well and truly smitten!
Jock Stewart time,
"just be easy and free"
This guy (Jock Stewart of course!)
transcends the earlier boundaries of Great Britain
by being a roving cattle drover, driving cattle on the hoof
between northern Scotland, to the ever larger
urban centres of population in England like London
(he may even have been a potential French spy,)
but he was a man, that many other men entrusted
both their lives, and/or their fortunes to.
Today we all have the good fortune of the EU
where most European citizens can cross EU borders
"without let or hindrance"
That is something that many of our parents and grandparents and even
great-grandparents fought for,and many of those brave souls
did not even live to experience themselves
the same actual individual freedom that we today enjoy,
that they so courageously laid down their own lives for.
Let us celebrate this,on their behalf
for the wonder that it truly is.
This was a Folk Club "Lite", so finishing while it was still light outside.
That's unusual for a night watchman!
A wonderful evening and a great thanks to ALL participants,
"sorry" for the strict entrance rules, but you all escaped alive
to live and fight and sing another day.
"No one could ever ask for more!"
A special thanks to Roland and all the staff at "Dotty's Bar" for having continuous faith in us,
and putting up with us through thick and thin and for paying the Folk Club's
monthly GEMA charge and keeping us all "legal" in such difficult times,
and for continuously coming up with new ideas about how we can all
keep afloat and still put on live music events,
despite the stones that the world has been always incrreasingly
"putting in our passways" in recent times.
Like everyone, we have experienced many new problems in the last two years,
but being surrounded by people who are always willing to find a new solution,
and think outside of the box.
rather than trying first to apportion blame for the last problem,
has been most comforting and augers very well for the future.
Please tune into the next folk club Bonn!
The rules will undoubtably be quite strict again,
because, next time we will not only wish YOU to survive,
but also our own, most very dear, Folk Clubber
Steve Perry too!
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos Sabine!