It’s Thursday evening and miraculously, it’s not raining! How we have managed to get out as we have, during what can only be described as a shabby summer, I don’t know. Still, we had a good team out at the Afan Tafarn and it is a good place to dance, despite the initial failure of some in the side (the Scribe!) to locate the real ale taps that were hidden away out the back in the third small bar! Still, Peroni on tap is a fine beer and palatable when dancing, and especially so when the pub brings out free beer whilst we were performing! Thanks & big respect!
We were dancing to several people who were enjoying a bit of late evening sunshine, and some of the residents opposite also came out to watch. We started off with Vandals, and breezed through a repertoire that included, amongst others, Step & Fetch Her, Shooting Adderbury, Speed the Plough, Postman’s Knock, and Y Caseg Eira. We had eager volunteers to join us in Brighton Camp before we ended the session with Bonnie Green. Jaunty our horse was allowed out and he pranced around like a pit pony that had been brought up to the surface from a coal mine of which there were several in this area!
We were to have ventured on to the Rolling Mill and The Brit but sadly the light had started to fade as it tends to do at this time of year, and especially in valleys such as this, so we could not make the other pubs. Hopefully we can do these next year!
Text & Photos Paul Tarrant.
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