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Thursday, 30 April 2015

“Country Life” Harmony

At our extra Beechwood practice session on 29th April Emily introduced a harmony for the chorus of Country Life. Here's a recording which you can use for practice.

Download the mp3 file here.

Monday, 20 April 2015

News from Cotillion

Update 20th April: Please note there has been a revision to the venues/dates since this post was first published.

Hi folk singers
Just to remind you that Anne, Alan, Bonnie Flitney and her cousin Linda Nichol – Cotillion – are performing one of their Folk Shows "The Last Trip Home" locally in West Grinstead Parish Church on the 24th April starting at 7pm, and in Cowfold Village Hall on the 25th April starting at 7pm, both in support of the local churches. Doors open at 6.30pm for both. A melange of songs, tunes, poems, sayings regarding the change over from horse and ox to the tractor etc.; some joyful some sad. I'm sure you will be able to get tickets at the door. Snacks in the interval.

Details on our website

Alan and Anne

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Local Group Report – Easebourne Thursday 16th April 2015

Grateful thanks are due to the stalwart band of singers who made their way to the Three Moles public house at Selham last night. Present were Stephen Alberry, Shirley Blott, Julie Thurston, Georgina Myring, Phil & Angela Barber, Sue & Dave Garrard, and Anne & Alan Wheeler. We practised lustily and sang all 21 songs on the song list for the upcoming "Food and Folk Festival" next month at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. We certainly have plenty of songs in hand for this event - and the regulars in the bar were quite tickled by us singing the praises of such things as Curly Kale, Gooch's Beer, and the swipes they take in at the Three Moles Inn! We sang for the best part of two hours with a twenty minute break in the middle to socialise and replenish our glasses. The acoustics in the small but intimate bar are just right for our singing, so if you'd like to come and see how it is at our next month's sing on Thursday 21st May you'd be most welcome to join us!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Ha’nacker Mill revisited

I am informed that at our last Beechwood singing session (on 1st April - I wasn't there myself) a small change was made to our previously recorded version of Ha'nacker Mill. To be specific, the penultimate note of each verse has been raised by a semitone. New versions of the previously issued recordings are given below.
Keith D

Download the lead sheet (pdf) here.

Here’s our recording from "Wednesday at the Beechwood" (this was recorded at the previous Beechwood session on 4th March and subsequently edited to reflect the change):

Download the mp3 file here.

Piano recording (computer generated and without pauses) for the first verse:

Download the mp3 file here.