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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sussex Day Celebrations in Alfriston Village – 14th June 2015

Many of us arrived early to ensure a parking space and we enjoyed a wander around this beautiful village before our first sing at 1pm. Thank you very much to Tina for adapting our set list for the three different venues and setting us off on the right notes. The weather was kind and the National Trust Clergy House garden sheltered us from the wind and the Pentacle Drummers. True to her form, bright Phoebe came shining through the clouds during "Thousands Or More".

At 2pm we sang in the Parish Church and here was probably our biggest audience, although they didn't stay in the pews for long as they seemed to be trying to find a quiet place away from Eastbourne Scottish Bagpipers. Then a leisurely stroll up to The Star Inn to purchase a drink. I think we sounded our best here as Tina managed to sell five CDs. Then it was back down to The Tye where the Hunters Moon Morris were performing and the various stalls were set up.

It was a well-organised event but poorly attended. Unfortunately, there were other celebrations locally - Sussex Day, Magna Carta, Waterloo.... If we think we were too out of the way to attract an audience, then recall that none of the performers actually had a crowd larger than their own number even when in the middle of the Green. So don't feel forsaken or cast down, but rejoice that we could sing to our hearts' content in delightful settings.


Thanks to Peter B for the photos below.

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