Sunday, 18 November 2018
Local Group Report – Worthing – Wednesday 7th November 2018
Thirty-six South Downs Folk Singers gathered to enjoy some festive songs at “Y.O.H.A.H.” We caught up with news and plans (including the revised date for our winter social – now set for 2nd February, more details will be on the website soon) and then worked our way through some of the list of seasonal songs due to be used at the Weald and Downland Museum event on 25th November. Starting with The Angel Gabriel we moved on to the Falmer Carol (including its extra verses) and Pentonville, both with some splendid harmonies sung by the chaps. The Holly and the Ivy, Sugar Wassail and Hark the Herald Angels followed. After the break we paused the festive mood to mark this season of remembrance by singing My Boy Jack, before resuming preparations for the Weald and Downland with the Sussex Mummers’ Carol, Sweet Chiming Bells and then a speedy version of the Gloucestershire Wassail – after which we all agreed some increase in pace was in improvement, but maybe not as much as we’d done! At a calmer pace we had some fun with a couple of rounds, Hey Ho Winter Snow and Child of Light, before finishing with Deck the Hall.