We had a lovely time on Sunday night with our first Poppy Zoom club night for some time. In more favourable times we would have been having our Christmas Concert and party that night, with Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews as our special guests, but it was great that they joined us for most of the Zoom session and performed two songs from their seasonal show.
In addition to Doug & Sarah, we had lovely seasonal contributions from sixteen 'floor singers', and interspersed among them were pre-recorded video songs: one from AJAR (Ally, Juliet and Rick Dyzon) and three sing-along carols from members of the Poppy team.
Best of all, another forty or so people joined us as an audience. We couldn't here them singing, of course (as is the way with Zoom) but it was terrific to see so many friends, and quite a few new faces (one couple from the USA!) in the audience. The Poppy Team would like to thank everyone who came, but particularly our performers who all did us proud:
Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews; Steve and Julie Wigley; Wil Walker (who started the show with a set of tunes); Jenny Bell, Marc Block, Trevor Marriott, Hugh Miller, Andy Cooper, Samir Goswami, Yvonne Dreyer, Jerry Simon, and the Poppy Folk Club's very own Phil Preen, Julie Palmer, Juliet Woodin, Ian Price, Ally Turner, Wilma Young, and Dave Walters & Mary Smith.
Until we can meet again, have a lovely Christmas and Healthy New Year. And keep singing!