Everyone knows about harvest festivals which celebrate the end of harvest, but did you know that not too long ago our ancestors celebrated the beginning of harvest by baking bread from the reapings of the first corn and having a bit of a knees up?

If like me you think the ancients had the right of it then come and join our second Summer Sing Out which will celebrate Lammas, summer and all things which smack of the grape and grain by singing a variety of harvest and summer related folk songs.

We’ll follow up with a shared picnic and anyone who can play a musical instrument is welcome to join in an impromptu session which is what happened at our last sing out when we were very pleasantly entertained by a couple of fiddle players, a guitarist and a whistle player.

Lammas actually falls on the 1st August, but we’re jumping the gun a little as our leader can’t make that date.  Instead we’ve ordered wall to wall sunshine for Sunday, 24th July 2 – 5 pm.

If you are wondering what you might be letting yourself in for, take a look at the video which we shot at our last Sing Out, Sing The Solstice.

Full details of the Lammas Ale can be found here:
Lammas Ale Summer Sing Details & Booking

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Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    
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