Performing at the New Ivanhoe Hotel’s monthly folk night on Thursday, 5 June was, as always, a lot of fun for us. Though, with the choir size continuing to increase, it is getting much harder to fit in the audience.
The Folk Club is a knowledgeable and welcoming venue. We were treated to their own solo items as well to Chris and Leigh Birkett performing a number from Rain in the Mountains. Our nine songs were much appreciated by the audience – particularly My Island Home, they said. Individual members of the choir also performed, with songs like Gypsy Rover, Wild Mountain Thyme and The Hippopotamus Song. As a ‘surprise’ encore, we sang The Parting Glass – a rather appropriate finish for a performance in a pub, though by then it was nearly closing time.
One of our audience, Ruth Williams, wrote to Chris – “The pieces and music and voices and harmonies were just lovely. And the joyousness of the singing was really something to see! You’ve obviously created a wonderful community there.” It’s certainly the joy and the community that are important to us, and that’s why its such a pleasure to perform at Blackheath Folk Club, a fun night in the heart of our Blackheath community.
Contributed by: Sandra and Tim