Saturday, 21 January 2017
Local Group Report – Easebourne Thursday 19th January 2017
Eight of us made it out in the dark and cold to The Three Moles in Selham on Thursday night to enjoy a lively social evening with a few drinks and some very good songs. We welcomed a new member – Christine from Fittleworth who genuinely enjoyed joining in and discovering what singing with the South Downs Folk Singers is all about! We warmed up with Fathom the Bowl and Country Life and then went round the circle singing whatever song each member requested. This resulted in a great variety of songs from The Constant Lovers and A Smuggler's Song to old favourites like Thousands or More, The Turnip Hoer, Rosebuds in June and The Nightingale. Gordon got us all to sing his specially composed and very funny Three Moles Song and Stephen A taught us the song Valiants All which apparently was composed and sung in the past by a poor inmate of the Midhurst workhouse! We finished up with Ale Glorious Ale, Sussex by the Sea and of course Rolling Home which we all did most contentedly at the end of the evening. Please note that our next sing will be on Thursday 16th February at the Chichester Inn in West Street, Chichester. We hope to see lots of you there!