Singers of all abilities are invited to join singer and musician Hilary James in this relaxed weekend of vocal delights. Enjoy the pleasure of singing with a group as you discover the potential of your own voice. Explore the wealth of songs within the British folk tradition and take a peek beyond: ballads, sea shanties, lullabies, comic songs and more.
“One of Britain’s finest voices” BBC Radio 4
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Hilary will be working largely ‘by ear’ with simple improvised vocal harmony but, for the more experienced, written parts for some songs will be available.
As well as singing a cappella the group will join Simon Mayor’s mandolinists for some joint pieces.
Hilary James’ “elegant singing” (Daily Telegraph) has received enormous acclaim: quintessentially English but easily crossing the great musical divides from British folk ballads to blues and Berlioz. Played on radio everywhere from to Latvia to Los Angeles – in the acclaimed duo with Simon Mayor – she’s also famed for an unusual taste in bass instruments including her giant mandobass… and she might even manage a step-dance if the wind’s in the right direction. www.folksong.com