ZOOM FOLK SESSION – Virtual Brampton
FOLK SESSION – Virtual Brampton
Seven months on and we continue to keep the tradition of live music going via Zoom. We met up virtually on 15th September with the theme of ‘Harvest/Autumn’. Welcome to newcomer Aitch, joining us from Cambridge for the first time.
Autumn as the hunting season was the setting for Westlin’ Winds (Gerda) and The Noble
Fox Hunting (Phil), while autumn as a preparation for winter is the background to
The Man in Green (Ged). Who knows where the time goes? (Mick) starts with the birds
leaving in autumn. Steve’s Grey October Clouds alludes to the autumn of life. Highest
marks for literary endeavour must go to Ruth who recited Thomas Hood’s poem about
her namesake Ruth, gleaning ‘breast-
The varied aspects of the harvest home lent themselves to treatments both musical
and poetical: hard work in Ox-
Harvest leads fairly naturally into the environment: Elaine sang her own Salmon Song about the ecology of the River Tweed, and Alan recited God in His love has lent us this planet.
Then there are the products of the harvest: Sally Jones praised The ripe and bearded
barley; Richard, tongue-
We next meet – virtually, we assume – on 20th October at 8pm. ALL WELCOME, including people who would just like to listen! The theme will be ‘Numbers’ – anything that mentions a number, which includes dates of course.