After the meal, we have a concert at 7.30pm on the Friday night with Mulldoon’s Picnic, Lakeland Voices and guests in the village hall, followed by singing in the pub afterwards.
|Muldoon’s Picnic harmony singing group – Friday concert|
Saturday Dec.7 – 7.30 pm meal in Dent Memorial Hall – followed by carols ceilidh, dances and songs. In the Dent Memorial Hall.
Sunday Dec.8 – 10am-12:30pm – Slovenian carols….and other carols from afar. Singing workshop in the Dent Meditation Centre
Sunday Dec. 8 – 1.30pm Singing walk taking our carols up Dentdale with stops for singing by waterfalls, in woods, and on the open fellside (with some refreshment.) Ending with afternoon tea round the fire c. 5pm.
|Harmony singing workshops in the Dent Meditation Centre|
Many singers have been coming for some time and we are able to have several informal sings of about 20 folk carols in 3 and 4 part harmony which in the past have included well known folk carols such as the Boars Head, the Gloucestershire Wassail, and Gaudete, as well as Sheffield pub carols like Old Foster and Pentonville, carols from Cornwall like Lo, the Eastern Sages Rise, carols from other countries such our twin town in Slovenia: Glej zvezdice bozje, Bozje nam je rojen sin, and Sveta Noc, the Neapolitan bagpipers’ carol, and many other carols from far and near, chorus and solo songs.
I will send recordings of these songs in advance along with written music when you book, and word books so that even those who haven’t been before can easily join the pub singing. Last year’s songs included Shepherds Arise and Awake Ye Mortals All – this year Diadem and Curly Hark.
|Carols ceilidh in the Dent Memorial Hall – Saturday evening|
|Early morning in Dent|
We plan to end at 5pm on the Sunday with afternoon tea by the fire in our biggest cottage – but many singers may choose to stay on for the Sunday night to make travel easier on Monday morning – or just enjoy each other’s company in the pub and in their cottages. A Sunday evening meal is not included – but many singers choose to eat together in one of the pubs. Cottages need to be vacated by 9:45am on Monday, December 9. After which we can meet for coffee in Meadowside cafe in Dent – some singers are catching the 12:10 train from Dent station south.
|Folk Carols singing walk – Sunday 1:30pm|
To book – just send a deposit for the full amount – please include contact details and the name of the event with your cheque (made payable to David Burbidge and sent to Smithy Cottage, Farfield, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW.) You can also email me for bank details for internet transmer, and for more information firstname.lastname@example.org (NB only one R in Burbidge).