It’s time to join together and sing again :o) The fringe and festival are past and the first touches of Autumn are in the trees. It was lovely to have a number of new faces joining us in our first week back on 3rd Sept, so if you’re hesitating about coming and wondering if you’ll be the only new one, have no fear, you won’t be alone and any anxieties should soon drop away as you relax and begin to enjoy playing with sound and making noises with us!
With random ridiculously heavy rain clouds it’s clearly July in Edinburgh and building up to a really wet welcome for all the festival visitors. So we’ll be taking a break from singing during August to allow more time for exploring the fringe or escaping the town hustle and bustle. Have fun, collect new music and song experiences and remember to bring them along to share with the group when we start up again on 3rd September 2015.
As the apples and cherries are blossoming and the birds are chirping, we continue our weekly singing sessions on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm. We regularly add new songs to our repertoire and you can get a flavour of the range of material we sing on our “Latest Songs” page. We’re taking a one week break on 21st May 2015 and planning an outdoor session possibly in June – details will be posted. Do come along and join us at any session, we welcome new participants – learning to sing together is a joyful and uplifting experience 🙂
Peace and plenty bring, to all who wassail here.
Drink to the bud and the blossom, drink to the root of the tree,
Drink to the fruit of the summer, wassail, let cider run free.
Fire at the spirit of winter, fire at the spirit of night,
Fire at the spirit of darkness, wassail the bringer of light.
Wassail the silver shilling, wassail the silver moon,
Wassail the silver apple, drink, hail the sign of the sun!
We’re continuing to meet weekly at 6.30pm in the Eric Liddell Centre until sometime in December – the exact date yet to be specified… Many of us joined with Protest in Harmony to sing at the People’s Climate March on Sunday 21st September – I think it was a first experience of marching and singing in public for many of us and it was a very enjoyable experience. There was a lovely atmosphere with lots of folk joining in with us as interested bystanders and enjoying it, so I’m hoping that some of them may make it along to join us at the weekly sessions in the near future.
We’re missing Fergus’ contributions at the moment – he’s so good at getting us started on the walk-around harmonies and is particularly good at the ape warm up, so we trust he’ll return to aping around with us soon.
Singing sessions will run as normal this Summer every Thursday 6.30-8.30pm at Eric Liddell Centre as usual, apart from on Thursday 7th August THERE WILL BE NO SINGING SESSION. Please join us on a Thursday if you are wanting to do some fun singing this Summer. We look forward to meeting you!
We’re back in the Eric Liddell Centre this week (3rd July onwards) after our trip up the road to join Songworks at the Columcille Centre last Thursday. We started a couple of new songs for those who missed us – good fun with a four parter from South Africa and a rumour that the Japanese lullaby we learnt the other week might actually be a Yoruba song from Nigeria – to be continued…!