Tonight there was a small group of 4 – we had been working on vocal dexterity last week and this week I had just done a skill swap with Catherine Ashcroft who is a lovely whistle player so I thought I would use the whistle and the way it sounds on a jig with some rolls and cuts and move that onto the voice. We then took a 14C secular carol and sang it to the jig then Ruth improvised a new tune. We then moved that into different time signatures and worked out a chord structure. We ended up going over time we got so engrossed. I will put the tune up in vocal union – it is beautiful – thanks Ruth!
17th Jan – best session so far, organised by Sarah Gray over in the North East. A feisty group of singers with a variety of talents ranging from scatting, perfect swing drumming on a biscuit tin and saucer, improv performance involving coal scuttle and imaginary fire, and great duets on Ain’t Misbehavin, Equinox and Walkin and Talking.
Can’t wait til the next one.
Led by Jilly Jarman and Bryony Jarman-Pinto.