Many thanks to John for arranging our participation in the day, so great to be able to sing there and to have the chance to look all around the delightful garden and the house, one of the many riches of being a part of the SDFS!
And thanks to you all for your wonderful voices, moving, delightful and rousing in equal measure. I look forward to next time!
My Boy JackKipling's poem My Boy Jack is often thought to be about the loss of his son, but there is some debate about this.
In one of the rooms at Bateman's these notes (click on the image to see it enlarged) are displayed about extracts from Kipling's writing read by Ralph Fiennes. Number 7 reads:
A couple of very old recordings on YouTube of My Boy Jack set to music may be of interest: