Christmas Singaround: bring a seasonal song or two, join in, or just listen!

Date/Time Sun 21 Dec 2014 7:45 PM

Price Online - £3; On The Door - £3

Sue_graves_completeJoin us for festive fun at our seasonal singaround. Bring a song or a carol and enjoy a mince pie or two and some snacks courtesy of The Cabbage Patch pub.

TwickFolk “singarounds” are very informal…. there’s no booked guests or sound equipment. We usually sit in a circle and take it in turns to entertain each other. You can “pass” if you prefer, or make requests instead.

This year we’ll be raising funds for Crisis At Christmas. In the spirit of that we’ll end the evening with a communal rendition of Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London” which we plan to film for our YouTube channel.

Here’s Ralph performing it earlier this year at TwickFolk’s BBC Wales’ Twickenham Heartbeat (a chance to study the chord sequences for those who don’t know it yet!):

We’ll play “Streets” in the same key (C at capo 2 = D), so get practising! We hope to employ a similar arrangement…. and TwickFolk’s resident songbird Sue Graves (the lady in pink) will sing the same descant part that Ralph clearly appreciated so much!

To give you a feel for the atmosphere of our singarounds here’s Martin Karran singing Ralph McTell’s “Maginot Waltz” at November’s “Armistice Pals” charity night:

For those who could use an antidote to Joss Stone’s desecration of Eric Bogle’s anti-war song “No Man’s Land”, here’s Emma Scarr performing it with considerably more dignity and respect (and no verses chopped):