This year one of the themes is celebrating the songs of the South Downs, incorporated into the overall 'Big Sing' community concept at the final performance of each day. All led by Emily with Mike announcing.
There are various performance timings during the day as follows (please be at the individual performance venues at least 15 minutes before stated start time).
Secret Shore Singers Set (the only one for the day) – outside (or inside if wet) William Hardwicke pub 12.00-12.45pm
- John Kanaka
- Sweet Ladies Of Plymouth
- Littlehampton Colliers
- They Won't Let Us Go To Sea Anymore
- Roll The Old Chariot
- Spanish Ladies
- High Barbaree
- Mingulay Boat Song
- Rollin' Down To Old Maui
- A Rovin'
- Here's A Health
- Leave Her Johnny
1st SDFS Set – Small Performance Marquee, High Street opposite Arcade (whatever the weather) 2pm for 20 minutes
Arrive 1.45pm, or earlier if people want to listen to the two choirs performing before us, beginning at 1.20pm – RAFA choir and Broomdasher.
- On Sussex Hills
- The Magpie
- Pleasant and Delightful
- Oak, Ash & Thorn
- Ale Glorious Ale
- Thousands or More
2nd SDFS Set – outside (or inside if wet) William Hardwicke pub 3.05-3.55pm
This slot is to be shared with The Full Shanty. Emily writes "I have asked that we could go second but haven't had confirmation of this yet. I'll let you know when I do soon as poss! If so then we could arrive at 3.20pm ready to sing at 3.30pm."
- West Sussex Drinking Song
- The Bee-Boy's Song
- A Smuggler's Song
- Country Life
- Turnip Hoer
- Rosebuds in June
- Life of a Man
3rd Set – THE BIG SING!!
4pm at the Small Performance Marquee, High Street opposite the north end of the Arcade (or if wet in the Performance Marquee adjacent to the Regis Centre, opposite the south end of the Arcade)
This will be shared with RAFA, Broomdasher and The Full Shanty
- All – Country Life
- RAFA – Sailing
- Full Shanty – Skipper Jan Rebek
- Broomdasher – The Keeper
- SDFS – Thousands or More
- All – Song of the Sussex Downsman (first verse only)
- RAFA – To Make You Feel My Love
- Full Shanty – Haul Away Joe
- Broomdasher – Broomdasher
- SDFS – Pleasant and Delightful
- All – John Kanaka (verses led by The Full Shanty)
We managed to have an eclectic mixture of outfits for the Arundel Festival with both groups of Singers, so blue/green/sand shades predominately if you can for both naval gazers and landlubbers combined.
There are four expensive Pay & Display short-stay car parks in central Boggers, available street parking on a Saturday is at a premium except north of Upper Bognor Road B2259, behind the University site, or around Victoria Drive with a 10-minute walk in. The London Road long-stay car park (98 places) is the cheapest at £3.00 for 4 hours and above with a 5-minute walk in.
Please let me know if you are coming if you have not already signed up, at email@example.com
Further details of all Festival events are on the organiser's website.