I’m no scientist but I do know two things: Light Falls Forward, and it also returns to original sources. I didn’t learn this from a Science Professor, but from Charles and Naomi – The duo made a triumphant return to Bonn Folk Club on Friday under the name, you guessed it, Light Falls Forward…
Friday’s line-up at the Bonn Folk Club includes a first visit by ‘Happy Hunting Grounds’. Could this be the first Native American Indian group to appear in Grauerheindorf? Or perhaps not. The only way to find out for sure is to be THERE at Haus Müllestumpe from 7pm to 10pm.
It should have been a ‘Stink Normales’ ‘Singers Night’ at Bonn Folk Club, but, as regulars will know only too well, nothing is ever ‘Normal’, and the only predictable thing about Folk Club evenings is their unpredictablility. Part of the blame for which, on this particular Friday evening, rests with Barry Roshto. It was he who suggested at a recent meet that everyone should bring along a song relating to telephones.
It was a case of old (as in familiar!) faces in new places, as Bonn Folk Club Evening number 27 kicked off at Rheindorfer Hof. It proved an excellent venue for live Folk too – if only the walls were further part so we could get more seats in.
Easy enough to find. Turn left instead of right after the bus stop at Grauerheindorf and there it is – Rheindorfer Hof. As I’m taking a picture of the building I can even hear the clattering of horses hooves coming up the road. A rustic venue for sure, perfect for a bit of rustic Folk music. The clattering gets louder and around the bend comes – not a shetland pony, but John Harrison in his best clogs. As we enter the building, I’m wondering if loud shoes are legal in such a sleepy rural corner of Bonn. I’m also hoping we’re not the only ones here for the Folk evening, but it’s soon clear that all the reminders have paid off and familiar faces greet us inside the very appealing lounge of the Pub Restaurant. So many of them in fact, that I have to grab one of the few remaining seats whilst it’s still ‘bottomless’.
Spring was definitely not in the air – in fact it was pelting down outside. Inside Haus Müllestumpe though John Harrison was celebrating the Summer and the return of swifts and ducks to Bonn. Just don’t look over his shoulder to the rivulets running down the window panes…
Special guests for the evening were Light Falls Forward all the way from London, but there was also plenty of homegrown musical talent to enjoy at Haus Müllestümpe as the Club celebrated it’s quarter Century (25th meeting) in style.