We had a lovely afternoon yesterday at the Online Poppy Folk Day - thank you to everyone who joined us, and a huge thank you to all the performers! From our point of view, it was well worth the pre-match nerves and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and Poppy friends - as well as some new visitors (some from far afield - one of the GOOD things about Zooming!).
Stonesthrow - Derby's newest folk trio, featuring Tony Fowkes with Steve & Julie Wigley.
Jim Hellewell - Poppy friend and neighbour and a lively harmonica player!
Phil Langran Band - and one solo from Phil. A treat!
Ian Price - Poppy's very own. A thoughtful unaccompanied singer.
Wil Walker & Jenny Bell - Pairing Wil's excellent fiddle playing with Jenny's singing and songwriting talents.
Special Guest: a feature spot from JOHN KIRKPATRICK, live from home. Originally pencilled in to give us a full concert this year, the perpetually cheerful and incredibly talented musician gave us a flavour of what we missed.
Terry Maxwell and the Cellotapes - Something bluesy to start the second half. One from Terry and one from the band.
Helen & Chris Morris - lovely Nottingham duo and great supporters of the club.
Steve & Julie Wigley - Julie's prodigious songwriting, and the duo's lovely harmonies, have given Steve & Julie a very busy year, 'Zooming' around the country.
Looma Deconstructed - the hugely popular East Midlands quartet, prevented from playing together at the moment, gave us two solos and a duet.
Julie Palmer and Phil Preen - finishing the event our club founders, now living in Somerset, sang live from their home.