Odcombe Carollers

Derbyshire Carol Workshop 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Hathersage Memorial Hall

To be followed by an evening carol sing at the Sir William, Grindleford, from 8.00 pm

The workshop will help participants learn the singing parts of fifteen favourite carols from village traditions in the Peak District and North-East Derbyshire. No special expertise is required; just enthusiasm for the carols and a willingness to join in. All the carols will be pitched to fall within the range of normal voices (as in the pubs). Instrumentalists will be able to learn to play the accompaniments in parts (string/woodwind/brass). Based on the manuscripts used by village carol bands, these have been specially prepared and edited by Ian Russell, and are taken from The Derbyshire Book of Village Carols.

An informal carol sing will take place in the evening at the Sir William, Grindleford S32 2HS, from 8.00 pm.

The event is supported by carol singers from Hathersage, Grindleford, Eyam, Foolow, Castleton and Coal Aston.

Refreshments will be provided and lunches are available in local pubs and cafés.

This will be the third workshop that we have held and we intend to make it an unforgettable occasion, informal and friendly. We hope that you can come.

For Bookings & Enquiries, a booking form is available here:

Here is the list of the carols that we plan to tackle: