On Sunday 3rd May a goodly number of South Downs Folk Singers attended the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum to entertain the good people at the Food and Folk Festival. Led by Emily we moved away from the refreshment tent entrance across the grass towards the outside tables and seating and when we were all gathered we launched into song. We sang two separate sets of songs lasting just over half an hour each with no chat in between songs but with lots of good humour in our presentation. Amazingly people stayed in their seats to listen and applauded us after many numbers (louder applause for the jolly songs than for the sad ones, but I suppose this is only natural). People even came forward and showed their appreciation by putting money into our collecting bucket. The highlight of the afternoon was when we were singing “Thousands or More” and the clouds started to break up so that just as we got to Bright Phoebe awakes so high up in the sky the sun came out and made us all smile.
Thanks to Peter B for the photos below.