Wednesday 4th December was one of our rare performances – our ‘gig’ at the switching on of the Christmas lights at the Eric Liddell Centre to support their work here in Edinbugh. There was a really good turnout- possibly the most we’ve ever had – and our singing (especially on the staircase inside) was much appreciated.
The other public activity that we sometimes engage in as a group is swelling the numbers at local Wassail events – for many years this has happened at community orchard’s in South Edinburgh, initially at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and more recently at the Community garden by Gracemount House.
On Sunday 26th January 2020, there will be a Wassail Sing at Granton Walled Garden , an amazing garden which is being reclaimed by the local community . The OCSG song-leader, Penny, will be leading the singing and anyone can come along to join in. A Wassail is always a great event, when gratitude is sung to the trees for all their hard work, and and often involves a bonfire and hot apple juice . It’s a lovely thing to do on a dark Winter’s afternoon. Anyone in Edinburgh, particularly those local to Granton should take the opportunity to come along and discover the garden and singing!
We’re now on Christmas break, so not meeting 19th and 26th December or 2nd January, reconvening on 9th January 2020…