ZOOM FOLK SESSION – Virtual Brampton
We enjoyed a lively on 18th May with the theme ‘Occupations’. Who would have thought that quite such a wide range of ways of making a living had had songs written about them?
Just to defy expectations of what you find in a folk session, Sam Millington brought us into the space age with Armstrong. Phil described the delights of a sewerman’s life (I’m glad I’m working down below); Paul and Karen harmonised about ‘When I was a singer’ (Under that old Clare moon); Mick’s theatre cleaner reminisced about the Velvet Curtain and Patsy and Bob sang about the hardships of The Boxer’s life. The monologue, Free Activity Period (Jan) gave us a comic insight into the vicissitudes of a nursery teacher’s work, and Mary’s poem warned us against falling into the hands of The Practice Nurse.
Injustices and inequalities were a significant sub-
Traditional trades appeared in The Little Carpenter (Gerda); The Waggoner (Mike);
The Jolly Miller (Ruth) and the navvies who worked on the Carlisle-
We next meet (still virtually) on Tuesday 15th June at 8pm with the theme ‘Colours’. ALL WELCOME!