The Derbyshire Carol Workshop

The Derbyshire Carol Workshop

Saturday 27 November 2021, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Memorial Hall, Hathersage S32 1DU

To be followed by an evening carol sing at the Sir William, Grindleford S32 2HS*

The workshop will help participants learn the singing parts of fifteen favourite carols from village traditions in the Peak District and North-East Derbyshire. No special expertise is required; just enthusiasm for the carols and a willingness to join in. All the carols will be pitched to fall within the range of normal voices (as in the pubs). Instrumentalists will be able to learn to play the accompaniments in parts (string/woodwind/brass). Based on the manuscripts used by village carol bands, these have been specially prepared and edited by Ian Russell, and are taken from The Derbyshire Book of Village Carols.

An informal carol sing will take place in the evening at the Sir William, Grindleford, 8.00 pm. (Diners should contact the Sir William 01433 630303 to pre-book an evening meal.) The festival is supported by carol singers from Hathersage and other Derbyshire villages.

Refreshments will be provided, and lunches will be available in local pubs and cafés.

This will be the fourth workshop that we have held, and we intend to make it an unforgettable occasion, informal and friendly. We hope that you can come.

The event will go ahead provided we are safe and have the green light from the authorities. Numbers will be strictly limited.

For Bookings & Enquiries – Regrettably we are fully booked:

Enquiries: Ian and Norma Russell, 01224 645486

The Programme

10.00–11.15 am: Workshop 1
11.15–11.45 am: Refreshments
11.45–1.00 pm: Workshop 2
1.00–2.15 pm: Lunch Break
Workshop 3
3.30–4.00 pm: Refreshments
4.00–5.00 pm: Workshop 4