Friday 22nd March
Saw the two Rays on stage at the Suffolk Outlaws, the Ray Peters duo. Ray Phillips playing excellent music on his pedal steel and also providing very good harmonies. Just to see her smile and love her for a while kicked off the evening. Line dancers were kept busy all evening with a selection of very new and slightly older songs. We had a decent crowd in tonight with those who were absent missing out on good country music. Peter said it was an excellent night with music to suit all tastes. Had Betty George been present she would have won the £10 members prize, so in three weeks time when Amy Morgan is here on Friday 12th April, it goes up to £20. Derek being away meant that Jean, Colin and Joyce all won draw prizes, get well soon Derek. Over a dozen partner dancers were on the floor for the ever popular Out of Sight. A warm welcome, large dance floor and a good bar await you all. Supplied by Ted and Jean Munslow.
Friday 8th March 2019
Kevin Barry made his annual, and very welcome, appearance at the Delphi: he was, as ever, on top form and, with his excellent vocal and instrumental skills, he attracted quite a few non- members. His three sets provided great listening and good dancing, although because of competing events we were just short of eighty in attendance, the majority line dancers. Kevin has become steadily more "line dance friendly" over the years: Triple Mix, Lay Low, Places, Gypsy Queen, Tempted and Some Girls Will were typical. I especially enjoyed his banjo numbers at the start of the second and third sets - even if Wagon Wheel and Locklin's Bar tested the memory! The final set was pretty much all dedicated line dance songs.Marian, one of the (Braintree) Crazy Chicks, did a great job on the country - music disco, standing in at the last moment because of sickness, and inviting requests. Sible Sundowners won a good share of raffle prizes; Daphne's ticket came out first and she choose a pot of flowers (very appropriate in view of her name). Ann F another Crazy Chick won the member's prize of £20 tonight. All too soon it was Kevin's encore of High Class Lady: a brilliant night from a top entertainer! John Cartlidge
Friday 22nd February
After a prompt start to the mini-disco session at 7.30, usually old favourites, and including tonight All Day Long (Mr Mom ) we had Billy Bubba King to entertain us. Beginning with Things he packed into his three sets many new and already popular dances like Brokenhearted and Waves of Love and even very new dances like Cherry Bomb and Veil of Tears, alongside the occasional old favourite like Cheap Talk and Lay Low. With quick links between songs we had good dancing opportunities as well as great listening to his excellent, powerful voice. My personal favourites were Some Girls Will, Codigo and Graffiti. The crowd of just over eighty all told (competing weekend events and a foggy night) was encouraging in the circumstances. Louises's main disco session matched up to Billy Bubba's high standard: John Dean's version of King of the Road and Doctor, Doctor stood out especially. John Pink won the first raffle prize and three in total; prizes eluded those at the back of the hall. Bernie announced that Tea Lady Kath is no longer doing hot drinks (but they will continue to be provided). She had been a stalwart of the club: many, many singers have commented how brilliantly they have been supplied with tea and biscuits throughout the evening (which in turn only helps their performance on stage of course.) Kath, you will be missed and a big thank you to you! It was foggy without, but a great atmosphere within. All road lead to the Delphi on (mainly alternate) Friday nights. John Cartlidge