Author: Ian Swift

January 15, 2018 Ian Swift 1 comment

Hello everyone,

This weeks first half songlist all suitably cheery & bouncy at The Lamplighter Pub, from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish

California Girls
Arms of Mary
Last Train to Clarksville
Chelsea Dagger
Ex’s & Oh’s
Maggie May
My Life
Lyin Eyes
Can’t take my eyes off you
Run for Home

January 8, 2018 Ian Swift No comments exist

We are at the Lamplighter again this week and the first half of the night will hopefully look a little like this


Blame it on me

Best day of my life

Love of the common people

The Free Electric Band

Stuck in the middle

Chelsea dagger

Burning love

Fishermans blues

Love really hurts without you

Where Do You Go To My Lovely

I Useta Lover

See you all on Thursday

December 10, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

Hi everyone,

There is no set song list this week but everyone is welcome to join us at The Thomas A Beckett in Northampton, this Thursday 14th December for a big sing along starting at 7:30pm.

You can download the Thomas A Beckett songbook easily by clicking here now.

All the best,


PS There is also an updated Jim’s Christmas songbook from the creator of the biggest collection of Uke songs by Jim Carey (not the actor!) ==> Check them out here ==> The NUGS songbooks

November 27, 2017 Ian Swift 2 comments

Hi everyone

Please note the change of venue this week to the Thomas A Becket, 52 St James’ Rd, Northampton NN5 5HY … starting around 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

This weeks songs for the first half of the night will be

Meet me on the corner
Lyin’ eyes
Maggie may
Those were the days
Hotel California
Blame it on me
Delilah (Tom Jones ) nice little waltz !
Eight days a week
Karma chamaeleon (spell check changed it )
Let it be
Love of the common people
Maxwell’s silver hammer

November 21, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

This weeks songlist for Thursday 23rd November at The Lamplighter will be

Best day of my life
Dirty old town
Galway girl
Paint it back
Peaceful easy feeling
The cave
What’s up
Fisherman’s blues
Fields of Athenry

Followed by a few Christmas classics and any requests

See you on Thursday


November 13, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

Welcome to this weeks songlist. This was sent in by Sara

Sitting on the dock of the bay
Bad guys
All about you
Dancing in the dark
Hey there Delilah
Tickle my heart
Teenage kicks
Chelsea dagger
Viva la vida


A few in there which probably need listening to before Thursday 🙂

Mick will intersperse a few Christmas songs during the night

November 7, 2017 Ian Swift 1 comment

We will be at Th e Lamplighter again this week upstairs in the dining room, come along and join us from about 7:30pm

This weeks songlist will probably go something like this for the first half

Love of the common people

California girls

Tainted love

50 ways to leave your lover

Crazy little thing called love

Love Potion Number 9

All About You

Don’t look back in anger

Baker Street

Chelsea Dagger

She’s kinda hot

River deep mountain high

See you all soon

November 1, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

Hi Everyone

We are going to kick off the first half of Thursday night with the following songs

All my lovin

Don’t marry her

House of Gold

I believe in Father Christmas

I will survive

I’m a believer

Young hearts run free

Heaven must have sent you

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Let it be

Fairytale of New York

Mr Brightside

Come along and join in on a Thursday evening from 7:30 at The Lamplighter on Overstone Rd Northampton



September 19, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

We are back at The Lamplighter in Overstone Rd Northampton from about 7pm this Thursday the songlist for the night will probably look a lot like this

Big Yellow Taxi


Don’t Marry Her

Ex’s and Ohs

Hey There Delilah

I Wanna Be Like You

I Will Survive

I’m A Believer

I’m Yours

Mr Brightside


The Cave


All About That Bass

All About You

Boys of Summer

Chelsea Dagger

Ever Fallen In Love

The field of Athenry

You’re so vain (more…)

August 22, 2017 Ian Swift No comments exist

Hi everyone, we will be back at The Lamplighter again on Thursday from 7pm

The songlist may well contain the following songs but not necessarily in this order

Heaven must have sent you
Love really hurts without you
The snake
You to me are everything
Young hearts run free
Hooked on a feeling
Red light spells danger
River deep
Sugar pie
Your too good to be true
Proud Mary
Irish Rover