As we reach the end of a momentous year it’s time for our last sing together, and we’d like as many people as possible to join us on Boxing Day at 6.00pm GMT.
Forty of us have been getting together to sing Castle Carols every week since the beginning of November, under the tutelage (and beady eye) of John Kirkpatrick. When we came up with our plan to go ahead this year despite the second lockdown we never dreamed that it would be such a success. While the process of moving everything to an online delivery wasn’t without its challenges, and Zoom isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, we can definitely say that it has worked for us.
Its not the same, of course, as standing side-by-side in the top room of The Three Tuns but its as close as we’re going to get, and the feeling of singing with other people and seeing all those smiling faces is still pretty good.
And, of course, we’ve been able to include people who aren’t able to pop down the road to the pub – we now have friends in Italy, Germany, Scotland and from all across America, quite apart from those who live the length and breadth of England and Wales. We’re now operating in five time zones, and although our singing mates are up to 5,000 miles away in distance, they’re only a fraction of a second away in time.
If you’re interested in joining us for this last ‘hurrah’ at 6.00pm on the 26th, we’d love to see you. Please contact us using the form below and we’ll get back to you with the link you need in order to join in (or just sit back and watch and listen.
We’ll also send you a copy of the book with all of the words so that you have a vague idea of what’s going on. (Feel free to make a donation below if you wish, but please don’t let that put you off coming along.)
And don’t worry if you think you can’t sing – no-one will know! Just come and join us and raise the rafters in your own house with your family and friends.
Please pay a small donation to help Castle Carols to continue