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Friday, 12 October 2018

Local Group Report – Worthing – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to the AGM which preceded our singing. After a short break to revive ourselves the West Sussex Drinking Song got the singing started. Other requests followed – Jim the Carter Lad and Where Stormy Winds Do Blow – with repeated encouragement from Emily to exercise our memories and sing without printed words. Hares on the Mountain (yet to be adopted across all three of our local groups) was sung and fine tuned a little to improve the balance between male and female voices, and The Fields Lie Silent Now (the winter song brought to us last month by Alan and Emily) was tried again – another test for our memories! Steve from the Chichester group then prompted us to sing The Stedham Oysterman’s Song in its entirety – followed by another well-earned break. We resumed with Life of a Man before staring work on the autumnal All Among the Barley (another possible for our seasonal collection). After this we finished a busy evening with Thousands or More and Rolling Home.

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