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By the Kennet and Avon canal at Bradford on Avon November 2nd 2012



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Andrew Bazeley

Bottle up and Go


Bottle up and Go is a song that is a standard of the blues. Based on earlier songs, Delta bluesman Tommy McClennan recorded

What a treat to have such a fabulous blue singer and guitarist like Andrew visit the caravan! He is one of the foremost blues performers in this area of the South West and the two songs he performed for us in the caravan are testimony to that. He has played wonderful guitar tracks for the Lush CD with Jackie Sharp as well as playing in various groups with have included the Barrel House Blues band. He also gives very interesting interactive lectures on the history of the blues and he is currently working on a book of local walks. This ‘snapshot’ of Andrew shows only the tip of an iceberg of talent and if you want more go to (http://www.andrewbazeley.com/about.h tml)

Andrew Bazeley

John the Revelator  

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=nNNn2dw_5MM

John the Revelator" is a traditional Gospel/blues call and response song

Phil Devrill

Ordinary Man

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=NU1CrKrWlR0

A song written by Peter Hames

Phil now runs the Bradford on Avon club at the Swan Hotel which he has now taken over from Alan Hind. You will always find a warm enthusiastic welcome from Phil and he sings a great song or two as well.

Phil Devrill

Free bourne Man

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=uxgdskhtjts

Ewan MacColl

Mike Scott


http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=FiFVNGTVHJU

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is a prolific songwriter who has 2 Cassette Tape albums and 8 CD Albums to date and another to be launched early 2013, he has many other songs not yet recorded. His lyrics are  so  very clever, witty, touching, contemporary and intelligent. Mike Scott is a down to earth person and is extraordinary talented wordsmith and musician , a rare man of our time!

Mike Scott


http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=uYh1qh58bJI

Mike Scott

Mike Scott


http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=em0hjb9jO4g

Mike Scott


Tavistock Goosey Fair

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=pwTA9WymUZc

This song was written in 1912 by C. J. Trythall as a token of his love for Devon and was originally composed for vocals and piano.

Celia is such a lovely singer and very modest with it too. She has a very good repertoire of traditional and other popular songs and is always a delight to listen to. She can be found as a regular supporter and performer at The Swan Hotel in Bradford on Avon which runs every Tuesday evening.


Green Grow the Laurels

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=ubAmcyqIxnw

Possibly Robert Burns

Kate and Richard Harris

Norland Wind

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=xXGK0bVEw6s

Violet Jacob www.angus.gov.uk/history/features/peo ple/jacob.htm

It’s always a treat when Kate and Richard turn up at a club or festival, you just know they will add something special to an evening. They have a wide range of material which varies from contemporary to traditional songs which they interpret and perform in their own unique way.

Kate and Richard Harris

Feels like Home

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=Gkff9NsYZho

Randy Newman  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman

Kate and Richard Harris

Rainful Days

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=Sb4lyugxmlc

Maria Barton  

Woody (Clive Woodland)

Song for Alfred

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=ag6NCloWlHA

Clive Woodland

Its great to hear Woody’s original material  and I especially like his song about his grandson which is a favourite of mine.

Woody (Clive Woodland)

To be a Rolling Stone

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=LUCO55fb03g

Clive Woodland

Woody (Clive Woodland)

The Power of Captain Swing

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi t?ns=1&video_id=dXFvkVU7trw

Clive Woodland

Terry Helyar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rljY yHkHeI

Irvin Gordon wrote this song, published in 1951 and was made popular by Nat King Cole

Unfortunately the recording was spoilt by the background noise of narrow boats but it was live and had the atmosphere of a working canal, so it was an unforgettable experience!