The sun shone (after two and a half dreary rainy days) and, on the eve of the summer solstice, we had alovely time at our very first real-life sing-around for 16 months!
Limited to 30 people, and held under the giant umbrellas in the beer garden, we nevertheless had something that felt like a friendly, varied and very welcomed opportunity to sing and play music with our friends.
It was lovely to be joined by some of our regular audience members who always come to just listen and be there, as well as by a few folks we'd only met for the first time on our occasional Zoom meetings! We had exactly the right number to get around all the singers twice (we had to finish a bit earlier than normal to keep the neighbours happy) and to have a couple of breaks for 'everybody in' tunes. And, of course, the raffle!
Big thanks go to all those who sang or played: Hugh Miller, Dave Martin, Yvonne Dreyer, Wil Walker, John and Anne Taylor, Trevor Marriott, Samir Goswami, Norman Randall, David Nicholson-Cole, and James Minns; as well as Poppy Crew members Dave Walters, Ian Price and resident band AJAR (Ally Turner, Juliet Woodin & Rick Dizon). You all made a great success of our first foray into 'some sort of normal'.
It was just lovely to be back singing amongst real live people! Thank you!