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Event Reviews 2019

Friday 8th February 2019
We welcomed the Keeleys back to Suffolk Outlaws.  A lovely chance to see the father and son duo working together again with lots of banter and some different songs to the norm.  Joe has re-introduced Hillbilly shoes by Montgomery Gentry to the set and performed it very well, the intermediate dancers did Feet Don't Fail Me Now, with the improvers dancing Little Willy at the back.  The floor was filled well for most tracks including Imagine That - a dance written by Honkytonk Cliff.   As always the Keeleys did not fail to fill the floor with champagne promise, damn!, even a re-visit to don't close your eyes!!   We look forward to their next visit to the Delphi.

Friday 25th January 2019

Before the main proceedings Bernie began by asking all present to stand for a minute's silence following the death of Dick French, a well-known long standing member.  Singing for us tonight we had Jim Worton, making his first appearance at the Delphi for (well over) a decade. And it was far too long! His excellent voice and careful music selection provided good listening and dancing; his guitar accompaniment was mostly spot on.  Including plenty of more up to date favourites he made it clear it would be an evening to remember: the first set included Missing, Old and Grey and This is Me.  After Louise's disco session, which provided excellent dancing as ever,  Jim was joined on stage by his partner Carol providing backing vocals.  We had 30 partner dancers and as many line dancers for Love Her for a While with many other songs, like Texas Time, usually filling the floor.  At the end of the second set Carol took the lead herself with What'll keep me out of Heaven. The final set began with Jim on the Mandolin for five songs - for me the musical highlight of the evening - including Margeritaville and Galway Girls. Carol then rejoined Jim for the rest of terrific third set featuring High Class Lady, Tempted and There's No Getting Over Me.  The hundred or so present, including committee, had a great night.   Jim and Carol now live nearby; I hope they will be more frequent visitors in future! John  

Friday 11th January 2019

After the A.G.M. held in record time and resulting in the committee and entrance and membership  costs staying the same we had the excellent Rancher to entertain us. The evening was free to members, and this is the first time I remember our having a duo on the A.G.M. night. What benefit membership brings! Over 80% of our members attended. As always, it was a brilliant three sets from Steve and John, with plenty of recent popular country music hits suiting line and partner dancers, so that we all had plenty to dance to throughout. Songs ranged from Whiskey Under the Bridge, their opener for the first set, to Brokenhearted, which Steve said they were singing for the first time. I especially enjoyed 2 Lane Highway, Talk is Cheap and Sangria Sun. We have an outstanding line-up for the rest of the year, mainly on the second and fourth Fridays - with a dozen solo artists and a dozen or so duos or more. But please stay away UNLESS you like superb live country music, a warm welcome, a large wooden sprung floor, comfy chairs (and tables) all with a good view of the stage, bar, hot drinks, a raffle and clean toilets - did I mention superb country music with a warm welcome?  www.suffolkoutlawsuk.com for more details.       John