Monday, October 1, 2012

St Germans Gig Report

We have had a great summer in 2012 with some memorable gigs in far flung places like Calstock, Dartmouth, Falmouth and Plymouth. (They seem far flung to us, but then we don’t get out much.)  With the summer drawing to a close we found ourselves in St Germans on the 15th September, at the delightful Quay Sailing Club on the banks of the River Lynher, performing at a fund raising event for the RNLI.

As a venue, this was very special, but probably pipped at the post by the Terrace CafĂ© on Plymouth Hoe with its fabulous views of Plymouth Sound. But for hospitality, this has no rival! Great food (and time to eat it), and an endless supply of liquid refreshment which left us relaxed as newts. And a dedicated “chaperone” whose sole task was to make sure we had everything we needed throughout the evening. So, a great big thank you to our new friends in the RNLI at St Germans. And we hope to be back!

Something else that made St Germans special was that we were joined for the evening by Sid and his splendid piano accordion. Sid is a regular at the monthly Acoustic Nights in our home pub (the Olde Plough) in Bere Ferrers and has everyone joining in with songs your granddad sang to you fifty years ago. It never fails, and whilst we were taking a break at the bar, Sid had St Germans rocking, or was it swaying? There was certainly lots of tapping!