What a great evening the Scarecrow Harvest Supper turned out to be! The room was packed, the audience appreciative and performances top O!
Held in Newbold Primary school, the event marked the end of the week long village scarecrow festival and was a joint venture between ROOTS Community Singers and the village primary school which took care of catering.
ROOTS provided all entertainment and were in fine voice performing a varied repertoire of old favourites and new material including the slightly chilling, but seasonally evocative, Scarecrow. The wonderfully subtle harmonies written by Willow Songsmith, elicited appreciative comments from several audience members.
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The revisited Lavender’s Blue and the old favourite, Bushes and Briars and Love Carry Me Home all proved a hypnotic, but aptly fitting finale to the set.
The choir set was followed by our soloists who seem to get better each event with riddles, poems, songs and storytelling adding an eclectic mix of humour and pathos to the evening.
Our very first mummers play had its inaugural airing and certainly brought some budding thespians out of the closet! You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down is another take on the John Barley Corn life/death/rebirth cycle and proved to be a hilarious caper of forgotten lines, extravagant melodrama and shameful over acting!
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