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From: Jo Breeze <jo_at_efdss_dot_org>
Date: 23 November 2010 11:41:05 GMT
Subject: Christmas Crackers at Cecil Sharp House
Wednesday 23 November 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release from English Folk Dance and Song Society
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Christmas Crackers at Cecil Sharp House
Cecil Sharp House will be hosting a range of seasonal and festive events throughout December. From the traditional to the not-so-traditional, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy the seasonal spirit.
Voices at the Door: Midwinter Songs & Carols, Thursday 9 December, 8pm
Coopes Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya & Georgina Boyes present a fascinating evening of the history of carols – telling the stories of squabbling choirs, composers, collectors and controversy. With wonderful stories and enthralling unaccompanied performances, this is a look at the soundtrack of the season. This is the first time the group have brought the show to London, after the hugely popular Voices at the Door CD. Tickets £14 in advance.
A Feast of Songs and Wassails, Wednesday 15 December, 8pm
An hour of traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond, performed by the Cecil Sharp House Community Choir. They will be singing beautiful, funny, gutsy, haunting and joyful tracks in a cappella arrangements. Afterwards enjoy a seasonal drink and a bite to eat. Tickets £6.
A Ceremony of Carols and Customs, Sunday 19 December, 7pm
The annual Carols and Customs event is this year hosted by the nation’s first storytelling laureate Taffy Thomas MBE. The evening will include performances from Headington Quarry Morris Men, Hoddesdon Crownsmen Sword Dancers, Julie & Alan Kimber-Nickelson, Denis and Jenny Smith, and the London Gallery Quire. There will also be plenty of opportunities for the audience to sing along with their favourite carols. This year the festivities extend throughout the day, with a Carols and Customs Dance in the afternoon, with MC Mark Elvins, and music from Maggie, Alison and Vic, and special festive meal from the Nice Green Cafe between the dance and concert. Tickets from £5, see website for details.
For more information on these events, or to book tickets, please visit the website at www.efdss.org.