What a wonderful way to end the Poppy Folk Club's minimised 2021 programme! Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews treated a welcoming audience to a festive concert which felt warm and intimate. Doug (melodeons) and Sarah (fiddle and viola) shared the singing, with some of their own compositions and some lovely arrangements of traditional songs and carols. There were plenty of opportunities to sing along with the better known carols ('The King', 'Jacob's Well', 'Sweet Bells', and a few Wassails for instance), and the audience were keen to join in. Among the more contemporary songs were Sarah's 'Song of Christmas' and Doug's up to date version of 'Sing a Song of Sixpence', along with some lovely tune sets.
Thanks also to the Poppy's own Christmas 'choir' - Loud Harold - for starting each half with a couple of rousing songs.
It's been a difficult year for everyone, but the club has been building itself back up in the last few months - thank you to everyone who has supported the club. And thank you to Doug and Sarah for a great 2021 finale!