Who Are We
Six local blokes who have been singing the carols in different pubs since the 1960’s came together to enjoy singing the carols in disciplined harmony! This objective has been at least partially achieved to the point where we humbly felt that we could make a useful contribution to the tradition. If we could help to encourage more harmony in our local sings we could die happy!
The singers are:
John Fowler, (melody/bass and discipline!)
Nick Farrelly, (melody/fiddle/harmonic advice!)
Gordon Hoyland, (bass-retired)
Graham Sargeant, (tenor/soaring descant!)
Mick Linacre, (bass)
Alec Thompson, (“refined” tenor)
All are seasoned singers from the local area steeped in the carols at pubs, chapels and community events in the Stannington, Worrell and Dungworth areas for many years (Some from childhood and schooldays and that is many years! )
In the tradition of these carols a start is made by a ‘striker’ who hopefully hits the right key for the assembled voices. There has always been a problem in finding keys which suit a varied group of singers and the keys on our recordings suite our range of voices.We hope that our recordings give the listeners a fraction of the pleasure we have had in making them.