Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A change of scene

I'm very involved in the caring going on here just now – just opening the door to nurses, other carers and doctors is practically a full-time job on its own! I'm not getting out of the house as much as usual but I did get out to the folk club here last night and I very much enjoyed hearing US singer and musician Jeff Warner (still some dates on his UK tour). He's a specialist in old-time American music (his parents were folk song collectors) but like a lot of folk performers he delivers all this recycled material with expertise, humour and real understanding. He plays banjo, guitar, concertina, spoons...and he has a great, strong voice too.

I couldn't find any of the songs I liked most on youtube but this one was possibly the most fun. If he'd had the little men for sale I'm sure he would have sold out of those!



See you for the next Poetry Bus most likely. What day is it today anyway..?

x

13 comments:

hope said...

Finally got a moment myself to stop by and check on YOU! I know being a caretaker is difficult; especially when you're caring for Mum. I'm mentally sending you good wishes, strength, a booster shot for your sense of humor. :)

He was good...and as someone with freckles I laughed out loud. Thanks for that..now on to work I go.

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks, Hope. Warner is regularly touring around the US so maybe you'll catch him over your way some day. Very funny and charming and lots of different kinds of songs.
x

Eryl Shields said...

That was certainly fun! And it's nice to hear that you managed to get out and have some.

Rachel Fox said...

Miraculous really.
x

Titus said...

Ooh! I want a little wooden dancer!

Now look after yourself, as well as everyone else, and wishing you strength - and fun where you can find it.

Rachel Fox said...

It's been a tough day today...though an amazing one in some ways. More later.
x

Selma said...

I've been thinking of you because I know how hard the caretaking can be. You are a great person. Look after yourself.

Rachel Fenton said...

Great that you got a tiny bit of YOU time. You're doing a fantastic job. Thinking of you!

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks peeps. It is hard but there are a lot of folk mucking in to help. I'm not alone and neither is Mum.
x

Marion said...

Thinking of you xx

Frances said...

Me too - take care of yourself.

Dick said...

What a delight! I've never seen that kind of puppet dancing before. Brilliant.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're still managing to get out, take care of yourself as well as your Mum!