Shepherds Arise! Sussex Folk Carols with Shirley Collins
SUSSEX FOLK CAROLS from SUSSEX CHURCH MSS BOOKS
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with flute, fiddle, serpent, bassoon, clarinet, recorder & concertinas.
DANCE TUNES from SUSSEX MSS SOURCES
featuring WILL DUKE
SUSSEX MUMMERS PLAY
Performed by Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Free admission with collection in aid of St. Michael's Church Restoration Fund.
The performance will include Sussex traditional folk carols, Christmas anthems and songs including pieces from the repertoire of the Copper family of Rottingdean. There will also be music and readings from Sussex sources.
The ensemble consists of seventeen singers and seven instrumentalists, all of whom are seasoned musicians from the traditional world, and some from choral backgrounds. The compere will be Shirley Collins OBE, nationally renowned in the folk world and President of the English Folk Song and Dance Society.
Shirley Collins writes: "What better start to Christmas could there be than a performance of genuine traditional carols and songs of old Sussex? Vigorously sung with rich and beautiful harmonies, they are stirring and moving. Along with contemporary readings, Sussex tunes and a Mummer’s play, this is what Christmas should be – a lively celebration from a simpler time, full of the spirit of Christmas Past.”