Pete Coe’s new CD ‘The man in the red van’ was launched at our regular folk club venue, the Malt House at Rishworth. Members of the Black Box Band (a few others) opened the proceedings with 20 minutes of lively dance music and then there were floor spots for some visiting performers including Alan Rose & Lynda Hardcastle, other members of the famous Bacca Pipes folk club ‘wall of sound’, and several other musical colleagues from Pete’s past. Ryburn Longsword squeezed in for a dance.
Then it was time for Pete’s set of selected items from the new CD; Vic Gammon’s ‘Ash and Alder’; ‘Banks of Red Roses’; Terry Conway’s ‘Walls of Troy’ (with Liz Conway on mountain dulcimer); and the wonderful version of ‘Spanish Ladies’ assembled from the singing of the late Al O’Donnell and verses donated by Mary O’Connor.
After supper and more guest performances the evening ended in the only way possible – Pete singing his emotional ‘Rolling down the Ryburn’.
You can order a copy of ‘The man in the red van’ HERE….