Feral Choir Brings Light in the Middle of Winter

The hugely popular Feral Choir brings light to the middle of winter with songs and stories that have been handed down through the generations.


Forgotten Carols will be performed in Dalry, Twynholm, Dumfries and Kirkpatrick Durham on the weekend of 15th-17th December. The programme includes a mediaeval version of The Holly and the Ivy and a tale of Robin Redbreast written by Robert Burns.


“Some of the stories behind the carols and songs I’ve found are extraordinary,” says Alison Burns, the Castle Douglas based songwriter and Feral Choir’s conductor. “I’ve composed music for a carol written for a Sunday Times competition in the 1940s, as well as discovering songs from the pub carol singing tradition in the Peak District.
“People who come along to hear the concert will hear a real variety of music that comes together to lead us to the turn of the year. Many of the themes that link them are still relevant today and are a nod to what’s happening in the world.”


The choir is joined by reader Tom Pow, soloist Polly Bolton and harpist Irene Watt.


See http://www.feralchoir.co.uk/news/ for more information and booking details. All tickets are £10.


Friday 15th December: Dalry Town Tall, 7.30pm

Saturday 16th: Twynholm Village Hall, 4pm

Sunday 17th December: Dumfries Museum, 2.30pm

Sunday 17th December: Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, 6.30pm

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