Warm barmy night. Crawdaddies for supper (nephrops norvegicus anyway) then a srtoll through my village to the backroom of the bar to dance two-step with my best gal.
Sometimes dreams do come true. Savoy Family Band were in town and about 100 or so of us village folks had a great night of waltz and two step. The reviews which follow the Savoy - from their Womad appearances and their choice as prt of the Songlines Top 5 does testify to the quality of musicianship last night.
What made the night extra special is that Menai Bridge is a bit anorak ( a statement about our national dress) about its cajun. If there had been a programme that the family had in mind - it was quickly overturned and became a request night for music which in some cases "they had forgotten they knew". It had a very spontaneous feel that was right for the setting. 5/5
Who knows what might happen when Kanda Bongo Man and Tony Allen turn up in town next week. Will the fued between the Afrobeat and Soukous families reignite?