Hopewell, NJ, October 16, 2005

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Photographs by Marie Radford

The great success of their first Failte Coffeehouse concert led to an invitation to play there a second time. Alysia Slocum joined Meg Radford on backing vocals to add a rich chorus dimension to The Professors' sound. The show provided the premiere of The Babysitter Blues, with lyrics by Peter VanEmburg and music by Peter VanEmburg and Nick Romanenko. Peter dedicated the song to his wife, Jennifer, for their 12th wedding anniversary, which was the day of the performance. Two classic Professors' tunes were revived from the back catalogue: Christie, Are You Out There? and Cold Snap. Meg Radford performed superlative lead vocals on "Cold Snap." The Professors also performed "The Trees" by Rush for the first time.


Gary Radford - Classical Guitar/Vocals
Nick Romanenko - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Peter VanEmburg - Drums/Vocals


Meg Radford - Vocals
Alysia Slocum - Vocals


  1. Sick of Goodbyes (David Lowery/Mark Linkous)
  2. I'm From New Jersey (John Gorka)
  3. Pigs on the Wing (Part One) (Roger Waters)
  4. Dogs (David Glimour/Roger Waters)
  5. The Last Wasted Hour (John Barrows)
  6. Christie, Are You Out There? (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  7. One of My Turns (Roger Waters)
  8. Nobody Home (Roger Waters)
  9. Wish You Were Here (David Gilmour/Roger Waters)
  10. The Babysitter Blues (Peter VanEmburg/Nick Romanenko) ***


  1. A Farewell to Kings (Classical Guitar Introduction) (Geddy Lee/Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart)
  2. Closer to the Heart (Geddy Lee/Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart/Peter Talbot)
  3. Come Together (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  4. Amused to Death (Roger Waters)
  5. Cold Snap (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  6. Generations (Peter VanEmburg/Gary Radford)
  7. Peer Review (Slow Blues Version) (John Barrows)
  8. Complicated Shadows (Elvis Costello)
  9. Crisis of Confidence (Acoustic Version) (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
Dark Side of the Moon
  1. Time (Nick Mason/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/David Gilmour - Pink Floyd)
  2. Breathe (Reprise) (Nick Mason/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/David Gilmour)
  3. Brain Damage (Roger Waters)
  4. Eclipse (Roger Waters)
  1. The Trees (Geddy Lee/Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart) ***
*** = debut song

This page last updated January 26, 2014 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.