We started singing at our new time of 7.30pm but I don’t think that is the reason only six women were there! A lot of people take their holidays once the children are back at school!
We spent a very busy time working on harmonies to songs, most of which we will present at Alfriston in October. Tina had prepared and written down 10 harmonies; many of them will work in lower and higher octaves. When we combined the harmonies with the original melody they sounded wonderful – so much better than in unison.
The list consisted of Brave Eleven, Littlehampton Collier Lads, Bee Boy’s Song, Amaryllis’s harmonies for My Boy Jack, Oak Ash And Thorn, and after the break Constant Lovers, They Won’t Let Us Go To Sea Anymore, Follow Me ’Ome, A Smuggler’s Song, Pleasant And Delightful and Thousands Or More.
We all thoroughly enjoy singing and the challenge of holding harmonies, so if you fancy a taste of John Harvey’s and some vocal therapy at a friendly inn, join us next month at The John Harvey Tavern on Tuesday 16th October.