It was another beautiful evening, just like 2013. As the barbecue warmed up, so the crowd began to filter in, and by 7:30pm, there were over 100 people in the barn and the courtyard. “Good evening!” A voice came over the PA. The music was about to begin.
Mark (aka “The Vicar”) kicked the evening off with a deliberately tuneless rendition of the Beatles classic, “With a little help from my friends”, which has become something of a theme song for these concerts. But without any friends, he then performed Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out loud” before inviting others to join him on stage. After this, he accompanied his daughter, Ellen, as she sang “Forever like that” by Ben Rector, then performed Billy Joel’s “Piano man” with David Goodman (piano). Then it was the turn of “The Friends”.