Mittwoch, 10. November 2021
How Lucky We Are! FCB # 119
Our own Elena Giovio put in a sterling evening's altruistic work at the folk club in Dotty's bar last Friday, ensuring that the room was sufficiently and frequently ventilated Thanks for that Elena! This was the first folk club that we have held indoors at Dotty's since March 2020 when corona struck. We had limited admission to only 50 people (on our own account as virtually all government restrictions and recomendations for event organisers seem to have been completely dismantled on the alter of normality)and with 2G certification, as the previous outdoor events had been with 3G certification, but by herding people indoors from the relative safety of outdoors, 2G seemed to be a sensible further precaution for the audience, which surprisingly riled some dedicated anti-vaxxers. Thanks to my E-mail asking people NOT to come if they were in any doutbt at all, only 30 people applied, so it was all the better for that, and all the more cosy too. Thanks to Elena's efforts with the ventilation and the fact that most of the performers indeed chose to play instrumentals rather than to sing songs and with only 30 people, it turned out to be not only a very safe environment but one very rich in musical pleasure. Part of that pleasure was provided by John Hurd himself with one of his own songs which he had been quietly ageing for 40 years, before finally giving it a public airing, and even a Tom Waits song, for which I have never been able to muster sufficient courage to perform. Well done and many thanks John Hurd! You are one of the unsung heroes who keep Bonn Folk Club going and sailing on an even keel through the very difficult waters of 2020 and 2021. https://3songsbonn.com/2021/11/09/back-indoors-for-autumn-folk-club-119/ and be able to read a wonderful report in English of a very wonderful evening which was not easy to organise, but well worth it in the end, for those happy few who attended, and you can see some of John Hurd's wonderful photography too: http://johnno.jalbum.net/Folk%20Club%20Bonn%20Nov%202021/ As I mentioned in the previous post here I did expect and hope a "crowd photo" to be condiderably less crowded than the picture lower down the blog from February 2020, which was featured in the previous post, and so it was. Mario here had room enough to swing a cat in, which has not always been the case at the folk club.