The December Christmas Social meeting of the Society fell on a cold wet, Thursday evening. It was followed a hectic day with the flurry of the Pre-Christmas sales and the all-important British Election Day. Attendance wasn’t as high as usual which was a little disappointing as the evening’s entertainment was a unique and quirky performance from Sean Moyes, the Banjo Man.
Sean, a local man from the Fens has been playing the banjo since he was 11 years old and has played in venues all over the world. His extensive repertoire was in-dispersed with humorous anecdotes from this family and childhood as well as storied from his years of entertaining. As well as the Banjo, Sean has mastered the ukulele, mandolin, five-string banjo, plectrum banjo, guitar and uke-banjo. Now a solo banjo act he sings plays the Ukulele-Banjo and Electric Banjoline and keeps the entertainment varied, up-tempo and entertaining.
Beginning with the old-time song’ When You’re Smiling’ he proceeded to entertain us with a mixed music genre of Jazz, Country, Blue Grass, Classical, Christmas songs, Rock and Roll and a few sentimental oldies. His hand moving over the notes and string when playing the duet, Duelling Banjos, alone, on his instrument, was mesmerising.
After the excellent entertainment, we feasted on a tasty buffet provided as usual by the members, with the leftover food being sent to the City Soup Kitchen.