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Choir blog Week 41

Do you find that the older you get, the harder it is to remember lyrics to songs? This week has seen me going over and over song lyrics in preparation for a performance at a local Nursing Home fete today and Llangollen Eisteddfod next month.

If you would like to come and support the fete and listen to us singing, here are the details:-

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Field Farm House Summer Fete

Hampton Bishop



Contact Us : 01432 273064

Saturday 13th June
11:30am until 3:30pm

Community Fete - ALL WELCOME Come and join us.
We are holding our Summer Fete as we are raising funds for transport so we can take our residents out.

There will be some great raffle prizes which local companies have donated to us.

Come along and help us raise funds so we can get our residents some much needed transport.

So back to this learning business! When I was at secondary school, I used to know all the Top Twenty records off by heart and my late father would often remind me that if I concentrated on my school work like I did on the Top Twenty, I would be top of the class in every subject! The latter never happened!!

There are fifteen songs to learn, I do know I'm A Believer, Sloop John B, Under The Moon Of Love, Sweet Caroline and Dancing Queen.

Is this because I learnt these songs off by heart in the sixties and seventies when they first came out? My brain has stored them from way back then!

I am really struggling with Some Nights and Dance With Me Tonight. But perseverence will pay off I hope!! Some of the other songs we are singing are Colour My World, Oh Boy and Love Shine A Light

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Performing at a birthday party in 2013. Photo courtesy of Brian O'Donahue

Singing is good and enjoyable and as in a previous article about music, I could not live without it. As I type, Rhythm Of Life is on and this is one I ALWAYS struggle with, but I am sure we will have fun as The Helen Vereker Singers Choir at the fete in a few hours time and the words will magically appear! Oh and I have also signed up for an online Journalism Course, more words to learn!!!!

Have a good week everyone, see you next Saturday. Ta Ta or should that be Tra La La?!

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