Folk music has played, and continues to play, a positive part in the lives of ordinary people. Folk music, often very simply played or sung, has helped people to bear hardship or loss, to toil at work, express the need for and provoke social or political change, celebrate success, record history etc.
The aim of this group is to arrange, sing and play folk songs that are selected by the group, and to learn something of the origins of the songs, and the life and times of the people who may have written or performed them.
The group comprises of participating people, a few of whom have some competence in playing a suitable (non electric) musical instrument, such as the acoustic guitar, accordion, recorder, tambourine, etc., although most members either have a talent for singing, or would like to develop their confidence in singing.
The group meets once per month usually on the 3rd Tuesday at 2:00pm Rolleston.
We welcome anyone who wishes to contribute musically to the Group.