Drinking Songs of the South Downs

ale and hearty singing workshopDrinking Songs of the South Downs –

Free folk song workshop

A free one day workshop in Lewes celebrating songs of ale and brewing.
When there was a celebration in the offing, a war to be fought, or love to be extolled, how better to do it than with a drink!
The folk songs of the South Downs included great howling choruses to the joy of ‘barley brew’ and would have been sung whenever groups of people met together to socialise, be it at the pub, the market, or the fair.
We will teach you these songs in the joyous way they were intended – no ‘finger-in-the ear’ wailing, we promise! We will also give out printed hand-outs with the words to learn the songs more easily.
No previous experience of singing required!
‘Emily and the Hares’ – Emily Longhurst, Chris & Ann Hare have been singing together since 2007. Recently they have run the highly successful ‘South Downs Songs Project’ with the South Downs Society:www.southdownssociety.org.uk
Event at: The Lewes Arms, Mt Pleasant, Lewes BN7 1YH

On: Saturday 8th June 10.30-4.30pm

To find out more, or book your free place, please contact Nicola Benge—project coordinator on: aleandheartylewes@gmail.com Tel: 07727 006538
Ale and Hearty is a Heritage Lottery Funded Lewes based project, looking at the heritage of brewing in our town: