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.
We have re-started "post-Covid", and with increasing numbers we now meet once per month, usually on the 4th Tuesday, at 2:30pm in the Village Hall at Bleasby.
We welcome anyone who wishes to contribute musically to the Group.
Click here to view more pictures, and see a list of our recent repertoire. Click here to listen to a song written by our Ken, our group leader, or see the folk song on YouTube
(updated 06 Jun 2022 - RL)
Photo below: Singing & playing at the SU3A Christmas Meeting, Dec 2021
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.
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