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 October 2023): Some numbers are missing because we like variety, and drop some tunes as new ones come along. Printable version (MS Word) (opens in new window or in "Downloads")
We have some members with visual impairments that can be supported with large print: The "Large Print" Word documents in blue below are in 22 pitch but can be edited to meet individual needs. Black ones will be turned into large print as we need them
Here is a short clip of some of us singing "Fields of Athenry"
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 home-based sessions 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