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Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Just a quick 'thank you' to all of you 

Who joined in with the flash mob and ceilidh in Horsham on Saturday. (I apologise for the filming - a bit too quick really), however we sounded great!

Thanks for turning out and mucking in despite the weather.  Fantastic food, superb singers - thanks to Adrian, Sue, Alan and Anne and Dave for your performances which added something special to the evening. It shows what a talent there is amongst the South Downs Folk Singers. Kates Kitchen Band kept us up on the floor all evening dancing to their marvellous tunes. People came from all of the six workshops and it was lovely to put faces to email addresses.
What a wonderful community spirit there was too. As Ann said on the day "Here's to the future of the South Downs Folks Singers!"

Cancellation of 1st and 12th December events

Unfortunately these events are cancelled as we don't have enough singers or leaders to make a Big Sound.

However our last Beechwood Wednesday and Midhurst Thursday of 2012 are taking place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December. 

Come and sing together for one last time this year

7.30 for 8pm at Worthing or The White Horse, Easebourne

Be there or be square!

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Thursday, 22 November 2012


More updated info on the ceilidh page

in the bandstand or (under the canopy if wet) and we can either walk to West Street if fine, or go into Swan Walk from the Carfax

Food and Drink

Wednesday night someone suggested they might buy fish and chips to eat.There is a shop in the alleyway in the Carfax if anyone is interested.

If you don't want to use the disposable plates etc there will be 'proper' plates, cups and saucers available at the venue. (I don't know about cutlery and glasses though)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Carolling in the Gridshell - 18 November 2012

We wowed them again at a packed Christmas event at the Weald and Downland on November 18th. Over 40 singers gathered in the Gridshell building to sing carols old and new.The South Downs Singers looked particularly festive with their red and green outfits and christmassy hats much to the delight of the audience.

photos courtesy of Peter Bohannon

Sunday, 18 November 2012


photo courtesy of  Peter Bohannon
Dear Singers who came to the Weald and Downland today
A huge 'thank you'  to John Crane for organising it and to Dave Garrard who stepped in at the last minute to lead us.   Thanks to all for joining in  with the experimental Flash mob which went quite well at both venues. (Are we on youtube yet?) Also we sounded magnificent in the Gridshell and how lovely it was to sing with such a large number of people!  Thanks to you all for your support today. I look forward to seeing many of you either at the Flashmob or at the celebration or both! (more details to follow this week)

Don't forget it's 'Beechwood Wednesday' this week!

All welcome!

Singing on 1st December – Sydney Walter Centre, Worthing

How many people are able to sing at the above event? Can you email me and let me know?

Wednesday 12th December at Brighton Uni?

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is looking for a choir to perform 1-2 carols at their Spirit of Christmas carol concert, at the University of Brighton Sallis Benney Theatre on Wednesday 12th December, starting at 7.30pm. The local choir has dropped out of this event.
It has been suggested by one of the singers that the SDF singers might like to fill the slot.  They are only looking for 2 or 3 Christmas songs. The mayor will be there along with about 250 people to support this worthy event.
Please let me know by Thursday if you are interested as I need to let the contact know if we can help or not. If there is anyone from the group interested in leading it contact me now!

Monday, 12 November 2012


More info on the 'Carols List' page - please look

Try and be there for 12.45pm if you can. 

We are planning to have a practice run of the Flashmob, hence the earlier start 

Don't forget your words , but if you do Emily will have spares

Wear red/green or something Christmassy 


 Latest News 

Over 20 singers gathered to sing at the White Horse in Easebourne. It was so successful there is going to be another session there on Thursday 20th December.
All welcome!

It's Beechwood Wednesday on 21st November

The Beechwood Hall Hotel, Worthing 7.30 for 8pm. Everyone welcome!

Singing in Worthing

Latest date is Saturday 1st December Sydney Walters Centre in Worthing 3 to 3.30pm. 
Please email if you are able to come as I need to know numbers





Thursday, 8 November 2012



for Weald and Downland on 18th Nov

Cut off date is 10th November to get FREE entrance tickets

John has kindly procured exhibitors entrance tickets for the event on Sunday 18th November and was handing these out at the Worthing Carol practice the other day.
If you are singing and haven't got a ticket to get in free yet please contact John Crane direct - email
by the 10th Nov as these will be posted to you. After that date, any latecomers will need to pay the entrance fee of £3.50 on the day unless you are a member/friend of the Museum. More details to follow about songs, times etc at the weekend

Extra Carol Workshop  Thursday 15th November 7.30 for 8pm , The White Horse, Easebourne Nr Midhurst Last chance to practice before the day
For those who may find it more convenient than Worthing, or come to both if you like! Emily will be leading this workshop. CD's and words will be available

Saturday 24th November - A Celebration Ceilidh!

- St Marys Church Centre, (The Barn) The Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE

3.30pm to 4.30ish Flashmob then 4.30 to 7pm eating and 7pm to 10pm Dancing

There are just a few tickets left if you would still like to come along to the Ceilidh and dance to Kates Kitchen Band. A bargain at £5 per person. Check out the earlier posts for more details of the day.
If you feel like entertaining the crowd while we are eating, there are plenty of slots still available for singers, storytellers etc. Contact if you would like a short slot or for more tickets.

Reading List 

There is now a page on the blog showing books that Chris refers to on the singing workshops.