A warm friendly atmosphere and people intent on an evening of music and fellowship, the Topic Club packed a wide variety of artistes into Thursday evening.
A warm friendly atmosphere percolated throughout the audience from start to finish. This informal setting saw wonderful performances from Rodney Branigan and Tim Snider. Guitar player with a difference and the ability to impress Rodney kept the audience spellbound. Why play one guitar when you can play two, at the same time and keep a good rhythm going.
His effortless command of the guitar and powerful voice make Rodney’s live performances so inspirational. Rodney from Amarilo in America wooed the audience with powerful rhythms and harmonies and took them through a journey of foot tapping songs.
A perfect accompaniment to Rodney's playing like salt and pepper was Tim Snider from Nevada playing the electric viola, his expressive fiddle playing had the audience moving and tapping their feet. Tim played his own song Free Falling people dancing and swaying to the tune which was greatly appreciated by the audience. Tim and Rodney are versatile performers and love to share their music. Their performance was met with a rapturous applause and two extra songs.
The Topic club welcomes people intent on an evening of music and fellowship and saw performances from floor singers. Jim Timeny sang The path I took and he was accompanied by the audience singing the chorus in hushed voices. Tim told us that he had penned the song that afternoon . The events of the evening were compeered by David Kidman who also sang some traditional shanties.
By Eve Winterburn
Yorkshire Gig Guide
Topic Folk Club