Douglas Rugby Club are a rugby union club based in Douglas on the Isle of Man. The club has age-range teams encompassing both mini and junior rugby; the men's 1st XV play in North 1 West, at the sixth tier of the English rugby union system, following their promotion from South Lancs/Cheshire 1 via the playoffs at the end of the 2016-17 season. Douglas Rugby Club have traditionally been the leading Isle of Man rugby union team and again confirmed this status in 2015-16 when, for the fifth successive year, the 1st XV retained the Manx Cup and were the highest placed Isle of Man side in the RFU national leagues, they are affiliated to the English Rugby Football Union. The current coaches of DRUFC are Carl Murray. Apart from being the oldest and highest ranked club in the IoM the club it was the first Manx side to join the national leagues, the first club in the Isle of Man to start mini rugby, was the first to build its own club house; this has been extended and refurbished in recent years with four changing rooms each with showers, a physio's room, referees' facilities and equipped kitchen.
The most notable player was A. P. Penketh, who took part in the first 1888 British Isles tour to New Zealand and Australia. Fourteen victories from 26 matches played should saw the 1st XV finish in 5th place in South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 but a disputed points deduction saw them drop to 8th. In the Manx Cup they were drawn to play the other two Manx league sides and a 40-0 victory over Vagabonds RUFC in the semi final, followed by an 57-6 victory over Ramsey RUFC in the final saw Douglas RUFC retain the Cup; the Second XV made the final of the Manx Trophy, where they lost out to Southern Nomads 1st XV. Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3 champions: 2007-08 South Lancs/Cheshire 2 Runners up: 2012-13 North Lancashire/Cumbria v South Lancs/Cheshire 1 promotion playoff winners: 2016-17 The club play in maroon shorts and maroon with gold hooped socks; the shirt emblem is a Viking. Rugby union in the Isle of Man Sport in the Isle of Man Castletown R. U. F. C. Ramsey R. U. F. C. Southern Nomads R. U. F. C. Vagabonds R.
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Tina & Her Pony are an American indie folk duo based in Asheville, North Carolina, United States, consisting of Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan, who began making music together in early 2009. They deliver a gentle folk music, they spent two years in the high desert mountain town of Taos. After an 18-month album release tour spanning the United States and Canada, they established a new home base in Asheville and released their album, Champion, their approach to music feels at once old-timey and modern. They exhibit an enviable versatility on several instruments—Collins on tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, Jordan on cello and guitar—and they blend their voices to create harmonies that wrap listeners in sound. Tina & Her Pony was formed in 2009 in Asheville after the chance meeting of Jordan. Collins had grown up on the periphery of the Appalachians and Jordan was raised in Florida by her Guatemalan mother, they released their first full-length album in March 2012, mixed and mastered in Oakland, with Myles Boisen and features the trumpeter Chris Grady.
They released a six-track EP titled Walkin’ in My Sleep at the same time. After completing an eighteen-month album release tour that took the band through the entire USA and Canada, they moved to Asheville to work on Champion, released in fall 2017. Champion was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studio and features musicians from Rising Appalachia, The Honeycutters, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Cicada Rhythm. Both classically trained musicians and Jordan are known for their tight, smooth vocal harmonies and simple, crafted instrumentation on cello, tenor ukulele and guitar, they could draw favorable comparisons to The Indigo Girls. Like their forebears, Tina & Her Pony's harmonies are deep in the pocket; the songs themselves carry a gentle wisdom. The music draws inspiration from both Appalachia and the high desert, in addition to "bluegrass and old-time melodies that have been sung by generations of women before". Tina and Her Pony is contributing a unique sound to the American folk tradition.
With warm smiles and honest simplicity, they offer original songs that echo familiar melodies, infused with radical, queer lyrics and uncommon instrumentation. Walkin' in My Sleep"The Ghost Tree" "Sweet Love" "Burning Mother Mary" "Walkin' in My Sleep" "Back Home" "Rough and Rocky" Tina and Her Pony"Sweet Love" "Far Away" "Little Bird" "Rain and Snow" "Ana Bai" "Never Had You" "I'm So Lonesome" "Winter in the West" "Burning Mother Mary" "Crash and Burn" "Medicine" "Snow Covered Mountains" Champion"Back in Your Life" "I'm the Same" "I Can Love You Better" "Folly" "Good Man" "Come Here" "Long Iron Chain" "Champion" "The BBQ" "Bat" "Lion Teeth" "The Wind" Tina & Her Pony