Yesterday went to Ilkley by train to drop cards off at Ilkely Pets and the Midland Hotel, got a lift from Roger to Keighley, where we popped into the Cricketers, and I went ot the Boltmakers. After a bit of a rushed trip home I got taken for a curry at the Kashmir, and to see Steeleye Span.

It was a good night, and Steeleye Span are great musicians, but it was strange. I was so tired I kept having to close my eyes to listen properly; it was meant to be a big Rainbow Morris group do but only 5 and me got their hand down; I like the group well enough but am not a fan; the audience was old and very still; and the first half they played their 1974 heavy metal album; ‘Now We are Six”, and the drum and bass were so loud it was like a folk d&b. The two big hits as an encore were good and got folk going, but only two stood up to cheer at the end.

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