We had a great time at this workshop. Experience was varied, and we even had one person on mbira (or thumb piano) rather than ukulele, but everyone joined in brilliantly.
We started with a quick tune-up, then worked our way up from one chord songs, through to 2 chords and then three. This meant we could tackle some great songs like Swing Low, When the Saints, and I'm Gonna Sing (which handily all fit together as partner songs) and then we finished with a rousing performance of Da Doo Ron Ron, complete with backing singers. We even learnt a little about the history of the ukulele and what the word means!
Hopefully there'll be another beginner course with the same repertoire, then a follow-up session with new chords and songs.
Harmonia Sea Shanties Singing Workshop
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
A great success for this first Harmonia come and sing workshop.
More planned in the future!
The recordings are now available to listen to on the "have a listen" page!
A fantastic evening with Coton Harmonia Singers, Huntingdon Harmonia Singers, Harmonia Youth SIngers, Harmonia Drummers, and Harmonia Band. Wonderful hosting by Iain and his team at St Andew's Church Swavesey, and we were glad to welcome Paul Gibbons from Dementia UK. We raised over £2000 for the charity!