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See the events page for the days and times of the choirs and workshops.

Pop Choir:  A fortnightly group, very enthusiastic and committed, and open to welcoming new members. We sing arrangements of pop songs from the 60s on (a few earlier). Very good for skills-building, and lots of do-it-yourself harmonising. Learn to be a backing singer!  We meet in one anothers' homes.  Contact Yvonne for details.

Voice Howff:   a Fife-based community choir formed in 2002, following the example of Voice House in Edinburgh.  Meets fortnightly in Dunshelt Village Hall (near Auchtermuchty) with members coming from all around the Howe of Fife, Newburgh, and as far as Kirkcaldy!  This is also a welcoming group, and open to new members.

Voice House:   large community choir founded in 1990. NO experience or confidence required. Songs range from Scottish/ Irish/ English and Eastern European traditional through pop and jazz songs to African and spirituals. See the Voice House web site for details.  The waiting list is open.

All Together Now:  The focus in this group is on finding our own way towards harmonising - with support and a little bit of guidance from me.  This is a very supportive, well-motivated and enjoyable circle, good at listening to one another as we sing.

Jammies: Founded in 2003, the Jammies are a group of more confident singers (no music reading required).  As the name suggests, we do some jamming (D.I.Y. harmonising) we are (usually) sweet and well-blended, and we feel lucky to be together. (We don't wear pyjamas to sing, or not so far.)

We sing some original material by myself and others, as well as arrangements of jazz standards and pop songs, African traditional and popular songs, and spirituals. This is the only group that's not generally open to all comers, though we accept new members from time to time.

Themed Saturday Workshops: heartfrom 11.30 till 5pm (Spirituals Days), or else from 2 - 5pm, held in Stockbridge Parish Church Hall - an exciting and beautiful place to sing, with wonderful acoustics.  Afternoons may be devoted to singing beautiful Taize chants, or African songs.

On 'Spirituals Days' I teach my own chants and chorus-style songs, with lots of jamming/improvising, as well as learning parts, and after-lunch "story-telling". These are very peaceful and inspiring days that build a good sense of community between the participants.

 

Three CDs of my material have been recorded by the Spirituals Workshop groups: Light Returning, Hand in Hand and Songs of the Earth and Heart, Volume 1.  As of 2016, a booklet of this material is also available.

NEW:  My first solo album, Swimming with Angels, is out now.

See the events page for the days and times of the choirs and workshops.