We arrange, sing and play folk songs that are selected by the group, and learn something of the origins of the songs, and the life and times of the people who may have written or performed them.
We welcome anyone who can sing or play (at any standard!) and enjoy folk music with like-minded people. Some sing melody, some can ad lib harmony & descant. Some read music, many do not. A bonus, not expected, is if you can arrange, compose, or play a suitably (non electric) musical instrument.
Here is a selection of our repertoire (as at January 2022): Some numbers are missing because we like variety, and drop some tunes as new ones come along.
1 Leaving of Liverpool 2 Take Me Home Country Roads 3 Keep Hauling 4 Morningtown Ride 5 Four Strong Winds 6 Island in the Sun 7 Fields of Gold 9 Nancy Spain 12 The Irish Rover 14 Back Home Again 15 The Rose 16 The Buzzard Song 17 This Land is Your Land 19 The Wild Rover 21 King of the Road 22 Days 28 Where have all the flowers gone 34 Sloop John B 35 Puff 36 Fields of Athenry 37 Fiddlers Green 38 Mountains of Mourne 39 Leaning on a lamppost 40 Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go Lassie Go) 41 The Golden Vanity 42 Song for Ireland 43 Nancy Spain
Top Photo: Singing at the SU3A Christmas Meeting, Dec 2021 Next Photo: Just some of our rapidly expanding group "Post Covid" Below: Group members enjoying a session pre-Covid, Nov 2018
Think you might be interested in joining this group?
1. If you are not already a member of Southwell U3A but are interested in finding out more about this group and/or would like to attend one of their group meetings please click on the Contact Us link and let us know. We will arrange for the Group Leader to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2. If you are already a member of Southwell U3A and are interested in joining this group you can contact the Group Leader directly. Their details are in the Group Leaderspage in our Membership Area of the website. As a Southwell U3A member you will have received the password for the Members Area pages in Newsline. If you have forgotten the password please use the Contact Usfacility on this website to request the password