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Friday, 19 February 2016

Local Group Report – Easebourne Thursday 18th February 2016

Well done to the small but enthusiastic band of singers who came to the Three Moles public house at Selham last night. Present were Stephen A, Julie T, Sue & Dave G, Anne & Alan W, and Julie’s friend Sharon, a relative newcomer to the group. We practised lustily and tackled the same songs as the Lewes Group had sung on Tuesday, namely Poor Froze-out Gardeners, The Woodcutter's Song, The Magpie and They Won't Let Us Go To Sea Anymore followed by The Constant Lovers, Pleasant & Delightful, Where Stormy Winds Do Blow and Shepherd of the Downs. Oh and we warmed up our voices with Hilaire Belloc’s Sussex Drinking Song and On Sussex Hills. At the end we introduced Peter Bellamy’s Oak and Ash and Thorn – a song with lyrics by Rudyard Kipling, which we really enjoyed. We also sang the Copper Family’s O Good Ale – which we think we ought to learn and sing out more. We passed a jolly 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 anyone would like to come and see how it is at our next month's sing on Thursday 17th March you'd be most welcome to join us!

Thanks for your help as always
David G

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