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ZoomFolk with Second Chance  -  archive

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Monday 26 July 2021:   

ZoomFolk 1

ZoomFolk 1:    Monday 26 July 7.30 p.m.

ZoomFolk   -    an online event with live, acoustic music.

Contemporary and traditional folk and country music.

Admission:   FREE

The first event will be held on Monday 26 July at 7.30 p.m.

We will be closing the show by 10.00 p.m.

Pure acoustic performances in a live Zoom event, hosted by Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton of the acoustic duo Second Chance.

To get involved, please send an email to requesting an invitation to the event.

Please send your email request at the latest by 2 p.m. Thursday 22 July.

You can join the event as a performer or audience member. If you would like to appear as a performer, please let us know the songs you would like to perform (maximum of 4), to reduce the chance of duplication. Don't worry if you want to change your choice of songs nearer the time.  Just let us know -  even on the night.


We will display the performers' names and song choices on this page. 

Please say how you want your name to be displayed.  e.g. full name, first name or maybe the name of your duo or group.

All you need is an internet connection, access to 'Zoom' on your P.C. or tablet and a webcam.

The number of songs you perform will depend on the number of performers who have applied.  We want everyone to have the opportunity to do at least one song.

We look forward to seeing you at 'ZoomFolk with Second Chance'

Best wishes,

Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton

Second Chance

Song choices for ZoomFolk  Monday 26 July:

Performers and their songs:


Second Chance: 

Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf),  Absent Friends (The Fureys),

Wild Mountain Thyme (The Corries),   Windy Harbour (Pete Abbott)

Ron Ryan:

Fire and Rain (James Taylor),   Play me (Neil Diamond)

Is it so strange (Elvis Presley),   Give me your word (Billy Fury)

Roger Edwards:

I'm your puppet  (Penn and Oldham)

Tom Traubert's Blues

(Four sheets to the wind in Copenhagen)     (Tom Waits)

50 ways to leave your lover  (Paul Simon)

Let's Dance (David Bowie)

Tony Gillam  (all self-penned):

Then the rains came;        Doing wrong

Drinking vodka with Debussy;     Shouting at the dark

David Jones:

Kingswinford Time;     Rose of England

Fotheringay;       Cookoo's Nest


ZoomFolk2   Monday 20 September 2021

Performers:   running order and list of songs:

1.  Second Chance:

Baby can I hold you (Tracy Chapman)


Dimming of the day

(Richard Thompson)

Small of my heart

(Madison Violet)


Let it be me

(Everly Brothers);


You raise me up

(Josh Groban)

2.  Roger Edwards

If you were a sailboat (Katie Melua)

New York mining disaster (Bee Gees)

Making Whoopee (Louis Armstrong)

Sandiago Serenade (Tom Waites)

Hello in there (John Prine)







3.  Ron Ryan:


Sunday morning coming down (Johnny Cash)


Eighteen yellow roses (Bobby Darin)


I still miss someone (Johnny Cash)


Don't be cruel  (Elvis Presley)

It ain't me babe (Johnny Cash)

4.  David Hickman:

As tears go by (Rolling Stones)


Summertime (Gershwin); 


Clifton in the rain (Al Stewart)


Memories (L. Cohen);


Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)


Hey that's no way to say goodbye  (L. Cohen);


5.  Tony Gillam

All written by Tony:

Tidligere (dulcimer instrumental)

Instant Poet          

Places of Interest

Enrique's Friend


ZoomFolk 3 - Christmas Special                             

Admission FREE

Monday 29 November 2021  7.30 p.m.

A live interactive folk / acoustic music event, via Zoom

Hosted by Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton of the acoustic duo, Second Chance

You can join the event as a performer or audience member (let us know which you prefer).   For the Christmas event,  the artists will sing both Christmas and pop / rock / folk songs.

To get involved, please send an email requesting a Zoom invitation to:    by Sunday 31 October for performers and Sunday 14 November for audience members.  To be fair to existing performers,  we need to know the numbers so we can calculate how many songs each of the artists will perform.

Information for those of you new to Zoom:

Audience members can if they wish use Zoom software (free to download) and a webcam to interact with the host and performers, but they don't have to.

You can access a Zoom meeting via your internet browser (e.g. Edge or Chrome) and watch the performances just like you have watched YouTube or Facebook videos, and listen through your computer speakers.  Someone actually did this during our first ZoomFolk event on 26 July.  He said it was 'just like watching the telly'.

All you need is the link we will send you in an email after you have requested a 'Zoom invitation'.   You then have the choice to use Zoom software or 'join from your browser'.


Running order and proposed list of songs:

1.  Second Chance:

Desperado  (Eagles)

Hello  (Lionel Richie)

Fairytale of New York  (The Pogues)

Wonderful Christmastime   (Paul McCartney)

Merry Christmas Everyone   (Shakin' Stevens)


2.   Tony Gillam

Living in November

Not the rosebud in June

Christmas Island [ Andrews Sisters (1946),  Dickie Valentine (1956) ]

Medley:   Away in a manger / Good King Wenceslas / Jingle Bells



3.   Ron Ryan

18 yellow roses   (Bobby Darin)

Just bumming around   (Dean Martin)

Play me  (Neill Diamond)

Fire and rain   (James Taylor)

Walking in the rain   (Johnny Ray)

Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby)

4.   David Hickman

As tears go by (Marianne Faithful)

Happy Xmas (War is over)

5.   Roger Edwards -  finishing the show for us tonight.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

First of May (Bee Gees)

Winter Wonderland

Black Country Twelve Days of Christmas

Lonely this CHristmas (Mud)

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