Friday, 29 September 2017
The agenda (download pdf file) invites you to come along with your comments and ideas and to have your say! I look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
|Photo: Richard Corkrey and his team of Festival Photographers|
Monday, 25 September 2017
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
As you know we have the lovely Sullington Church performance coming up soon. It was so well received last year at the biennial Flower Festival (which will be held again next year in June) that we have been invited back in this intervening year. The refreshment break will be made in the newly-refurbished 17thC smaller barn adjacent to the Saxo Norman church if the weather precludes it being available outside the church.
It is a ticketed event so we need to be at our musical best! To this end we have made a couple of extra practice dates, one on the 20th and one on the 27th, to go through the set and make it as good as it can be. We've chosen two dates to make as much extra practice available as possible, to those who want to come. You don't need to come to both, but just whichever one suits best.
As the Sullington Church is quite small we have limited the spaces to 20/25 people.
Thanks indeed, see you soon,
Here is the provisional set list:
Oak, Ash and Thorn
A Smuggler's Song
Pleasant and Delightful
Hares on the Mountain
The Woodcutter's Song
The Brisk Young Ploughboy
Jim the Carter Lad
The Farmer's Toast
Song of the Sussex Downsman
Download score pdf
Monday, 18 September 2017
This year’s A.G.M. will be on Wednesday 4th October 2017. As previously it will be held at the Beechwood Hall Hotel in Worthing starting at 7.00pm.
(Our monthly singing session will follow at about 8pm.)
The AGM is our opportunity to review our activities and achievements from the last year and to make plans for the next year. As usual, the Meeting Minutes file, the Constitution and the Accounts will be available to view, and we will hold the annual elections for our committee. Voting will be conducted at the AGM by a show of hands and carried on a simple majority of those present.
The Election gives you another chance to volunteer to be part of the team. There are usually four committee meetings a year, currently held at “Beechwood” as the most central of our venues.
The meetings are very informal and you can be a committee member without taking on a formal role – although the role of Minutes Secretary is available if anyone wants the job!
So … If you are interested in doing more than the singing and want to take a more active role in discussing, organizing and planning for the future of the SDFS …
Please contact me as soon as possible via the SDFS email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, and the names of the singers proposing and seconding you as a candidate for the election – and if seeking a particular role or office, please specify.
Also, if there are any items you would like to raise for discussion at the AGM please let me know and they can be added to the Agenda.
I look forward to seeing you there - Henny (Chairperson)
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Note the change of day this year to Saturday as we asked for the busier day based on our experience last year.
The venue will again be the William Hardwicke Pub, High Street coupled with a performance area opposite the Arcade.
As a first at the Festival, Emily will be leading a short 'taster' Sea Shanty Workshop (possibly to be expanded next year) between 12.00-1.15pm at the William Hardwicke, and the SDFS will subsequently perform either in the pub or at the Arcade (see below) from 1.30-2.15pm. All those Singers who have taken part in the recent 'Secret Shore' workshops are welcome to support either session but please let me know if you're coming, at email@example.com by the 16th September. Please be at either or both sessions half an hour before they commence just in case there is any last minute change of plan. I will be there early putting up the banner and liaising with Roger.
Depending on the weather, the singing for the first session will either take place inside in the performance area at the rear of the pub, or outside in the temporarily-pedestrianised High Street. If the weather is good we will then move to the Arcade stage area (opposite the Arcade at the southern end of London Road Precinct) for the second session. Alternatively if it's raining we will perform inside the William Hardwicke.
Other details will be added to this post as they are arranged.
Set list for SDFS:
- Country Life [Eb - Ab]
- Rosebuds In June [B]
- West Sussex Drinking Song [E]
- The Nightingale [A - D]
- Ha'nacker Mill [E]
- Life Of A Man [B]
- A Smuggler's Song [C#]
- Twanky Dillo [A]
- Pleasant & Delightful [G]
- Oak, Ash & Thorn [E]
- Fathom The Bowl [D]
- On Sussex Hills [A]
- Ebernoe Horn Fair [G - C]
- The Magpie [D]
- Home Lads, Home [B]
- Thousands Or More [A]
- Sussex By The Sea [A]
- Jolly Good Song
Here's the information provided by Barbara for this event:
In essence anyone interested needs to email name and numbers (if a group) to the address given on the poster and then turn up, preferably before 10.30am, to sign in at Beach House Grounds next to Splashpoint Pool. Clean-up finishes at lunchtime so folk can go along to Steyne Gardens to the Food Festival for eats!