8 Dec 2012

Sheffield Carol Singing leads to Whiteshill singers?

The ‘Sheffield Carol Singing’ that I organised at The Star on Wednesday night was wonderful – big thanks to all who made it so good - especially the Rodborough-based Prince Albert Consort pub carollers who joined us to show how it is done. We also raised nearly £60 for Prostate Cancer UK and Stroud’s Talking Newspaper, ‘Five Valley Sounds’, for people who are blind and partially sighted.

Here's my short film of the evening: http://stroudcommunity.tv/sheffield-carol-singing-in-whiteshill/

The Sheffield Carols have been described as one of the most remarkable instances of popular traditional singing in the British Isles. They predate modern carols by over a century and are sung with alternative words and verses to those we are hearing today. Come and listen or better still join in. For the occasion Ken at The Star had the award winning Kelham Island, Sheffield Real Ale.

Whiteshill group? There are now hopes for a Whiteshill group of singers – for those interested contact me on 01453 755451 and I can put you in touch with the 14 plus people who are planning to make a group of some sort!

Meanwhile today I was at the Transition Stroud 'Winterfest' where the Albert carollers were again singing - I hope to have some of that on film along with loads of the inspiring projects going on in Stroud.


Anonymous said...

That's brilliant news about a possible new choir coming out of this. We've just re-formed the community choir in Nailsworth and now this has got me thinking ahead to next year... maybe it's time Nailsworth had its own pub carollers. Hmmm we've got just over a year to practice. Is it enough time?

Philip Booth said...

I'm sure the Albert carolers will help you get established by coming along for a session - or join them for one of theirs!! Very good luck in Nailsworth!