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Monday, 20 June 2016

‘Songs, Poems & Pints’ with the South Downs Folk Singers

Saturday, 25th June 2016 commencing at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Sullington
The songs below are now confirmed.

Country Life
The Turnip Hoer
Hard Times of Old England
On Sussex Hills

    Chris Cotton – The Rolling English Road (GK Chesterton)
    Jo Graves – Home Thoughts from Abroad (Browning)
    Heather Cotton – South Downs (Don Filiston)
    Chris Cotton – Trees (Joyce Kilmer)

Old Adam
Life of a Man
The Nightingale
Pleasant and Delightful

    Kay Channon – Snippets from ‘We Won’t be druv’ (EFDSS)
    Douglas Parkes – ? (Kipling)
    Heather Cotton – Diary of a Church Mouse (Betjeman)
    Kay Channon – More snippets from ‘We Won’t be druv’ (EFDSS)


West Sussex Drinking Song
Rolling in the Dew
Green Grow the Laurel

    Gail Kittle –
    Philippa Warner – The Ballard of Rum (Peter Wolveridge)
    Jo Graves – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day (Shakespeare)
    Anne Owen – Blame the Vicar (Betjeman)

Fathom the Bowl
Rosebuds in June
Thousands or More
Timing is expected to be approximately 12 mins per set of songs; 10 mins per set of readings; 20 minute interval = 2 hours-ish

The readings will be from the lectern and David will be provided with the separate vicar’s microphone to announce songs and then be able to switch off during each song.

We will be situated in the chancel in the choir stalls, with additional chairs to sit on and then stand for the song sets.

Suggested apparel would include anything green, blue or cream.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided in the interval.

Please arrive by 7.00pm at the latest and park either in the farmyard or beyond the Church as directed.

If you wish to come earlier in the afternoon to view the other elements of the Festival and perhaps bring a picnic supper you will be directed to the main field for parking.

Contact mobile for the evening is John C. – 07542 167828

All singers wishing to participate should email John as we need to inform the event organisers how many of us there will be.

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