Country and Western Theme Night

A member has suggested that the next ‘theme’ open mic be Country and Western and others have been quick to endorse this – so it has been decided to go along with the suggestion and hold a C&W night on 17 June ’19. So errr, yee-haw!

There seems to be quite a good scope for a variety of material, from older songs by legends like Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams, popular singers like Johnny Cash and Jim Reeves, to the newer singers such as Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney and a whole raft of women singers, including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Alison Krauss, the Dixie Chicks etc. etc. There are also C&W songs already in the CheltUke songbook that you could choose to perform.

As usual, songs can be performed individually or by groups and, depending on how many people sign up, you may be able to perform more than one song. You are also all welcome to help the performers out and sing along with the songs.

To register your chosen song send an email to or tell me on a club night and I’ll (in combination with Paddy) compile a list of songs/performers on the website. You can also dress up as appropriate but please no guns or spurs…

Song titlePerformer
Stand By Your ManSteve Carpenter, Chris T. and Chris D.
I’m Going to be a Country Girl AgainNorma Mills
Try a Little KindnessMalcolm Thraves
Kisses Sweeter Than WineMalcolm Thraves
Cigarettes and WhiskeyMike Taylor
A Thing Called Love Mike Taylor
Waiting For A TrainGraham Harrison
Buy Me A RoseBuy Me A Rose DJAnGO (Dennis, John & Alwen)
Help Me Make It Through The NightThe Newbies
Oh Lord Its Hard To Be HumblePaul ‘Luigi’ Lewis
DesperadoMike Harrison
I Feel LuckyMike Harrison
tbaEmma Dickinson
Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town Chris EatwellChris Eatwell
I’m So Lonely I Could CryThe Jelly Roll Brothers
This Land Is Your LandSteve Brown
Wayfaring StrangerIan Graham
John Brown's DreamIan Graham
The ‘Alternative’ Jolene Noreen, Julie, Jill and Heather
Blanket on the Ground2 G’s and a T
Orange Blossom Special2 G’s and a T
Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age2 G’s and a T
The GamblerKen Wanless