Nepotism played a part tonight, the support act was Jon Boden’s younger but taller brother Tom. He played a few solo songs, then Jon joined him on stage for a couple more before he finished off with a couple more solos.
About 9pm the main act saunter up onto stage for the first half of their set, they were as good as I’ve ever seen them. A few songs seemed to have a slightly different arrangement, although that could be the beer and my memory playing tricks on me.
The Rochdale Coconut Dance
The Birth of Robin Hood
Jiggery Pokerwork / Haul Away / Seven Stars
Three Tunes / Sportsman’s Hornpipe
Bold Sir Rylas
The Three-Two Set: The Shropshire Rounds / Rusty Gully / The Three-Footed Chestnut
Jack Robinson / Argiers / Old Tom Of Oxford
The Gooseberry Bush / Laudanum Bunches
Prickle Eye Bush
Sloe Gin Set: Frozen Gin / Vinegar Reel / The Sloe