Morrigan Songsheet

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By sarahpavey, Feb 12 2015 12:11PM

The 4th January was a busy day for Morrigan both in reality and on the airwaves. We started the morning with a performance at St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, South London where we entertained both patients and their relatives ans staff over lunch. We received a warm welcome from everyone and applause after every song or tune. We were rewarded with a much appreciated roast dinner and look forward to returning to this venue.


In the evening we were invited to visit Cheam Folk Club and felt honoured when asked to perform an additional slot by a couple of singers who said they would rather hear us than sing themselves! This is such a friendly club and is really inclusive with lots of participation from everyone in both tunes and songs. We will definately be back here before too long.


BBC Radio Kent also played one of the songs from our CD "As the crow flies" - The January Man on Doug Welch's Folk Show that same evening - we caught it using the listen again feature.


A few days later on the 8th January we ventured across the Thames to Loughton Folk Club where we were supporting Thursday's Band with Mark Gamon. We had two spots - one in each half - and the songs seemed to go down well as we sold some CDs afterwards. Again this was a lovely club, very friendly with a tradition of singing "Take your Glasses to the Bar" at the end. We were surprised by a last minute request to lead this in 4 part harmony to the tune of Will Ye No Come Back Again - so popular that we were asked to do it twice!!!


The following Sunday we had our annual visit to the Greenwich Pleasaunce for their wassail celebrations annointing the fruit trees in the orchard with cider. It was cold but luckily sunny when we did our spot. We drew a crowd and sold an amazing number of CDs at the end. We stayed on for the procession but the cold and by now overcast sky meant we left to find some hot food and sadly we missed the afternoon performances.


...and so on to February and practice for our forthcoming return visit to The Cheshire Cheese with the Brandenburg Fringe. We are looking forward to meeting up with the Academix again and newcomers Treblemakers at this venue. It is quite small so do book in advance if you want to come and see us.


We have had exciting news in that we have been invited back to the Tenterden Festival in October and this time will be performing in the acoustic concert as well as in the singarounds. Chris Harrison will also be running a workshop on his Joseph Skipsey poems set to music. We are also booked in as guests for Otford Folk Club, both Orpington Folk Club and Friday Folk Club, and Nellies Folk Club for later in the year.

By sarahpavey, Jul 5 2014 05:11PM

We had a very busy time in June with lots going on and yet we were still out clubbing into the early hours - well maybe that's not entirely true but we did sing at a few folk clubs and received a warm welcome from organisers and guests alike.


Our first visit following the Two Brewers regular slot was Otford Fok Club in Kent with Steve Turner. We sang 3 songs in great surroundings of a really old beamy pub. It was packed but it was great that everyone joined in on our choruses. We will try and get down to Kent again before too long.


Next up was The Ram Folk Club in Thames Ditton. We were given a slot to sing two songs before a performance by Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante - luckily we chose not to sing a couple of numbers that the guests had included in their repertoire later that evening! We rushed to the club after doing the final tweaking to our CD. We were given a lovely welcome and hope tor return to this great club before too long.


We rounded off the month at TwickFolk The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham. We sang a couple of songs - The White Cockade and The Cropper Lads to a very welcoming audience. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who said how nuch they had enjoyed our music including the talented guests Winter Wilson. Again we hope to return here for some more singing.


And so now as things quieten down for the summer we are concentrating on getting our CD produced and ready for launch in the Autumn. We thank the wonderful Louisa at Global Fusion Music and Arts for allowing us on their label and for continuing to give us high profile gigs at Charlton House

By sarahpavey, Jun 1 2014 11:27AM

We had a quieter May and devoted some time to fine tuning the tracks on our forthcoming CD which we hopw will be ready for our Autumn gigs.


Still we found time to visit our favourite haunt - The Two Brewers (catch us there again on 10th June) and sang out the Padstow May Song amongst other seasonal offerings. It was a packed house as the nearby BRIT School had just finished a production and invaded the pub too.


We spent time in the studio at Box Hill School with our excellent sound engineer Jonathan Rayner and managed to tweak 5 tracks. We ended the evening with a trip to Dorking Folk Club and sang The New St George and Padstow as part of singers night.


....and so onward to June where we will return to the Two Brewers, and sing at Otford Folk Club and TwikFolk at the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham. See our diary page for details.

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