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They Come In Droves

What a singing! We had thirteen people in my living room tonight, all singing at the tops of their lungs. I went downstairs to let the twelfth person in, and as I went down three flights of stairs, the sound did not get any softer. I am very grateful to my neighbors for enjoying this once a month.

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gwynhyffar
Mar. 18th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
That sounds like SO much fun. I wish I lived in your building. I would crash the party :)
frenchpony
Mar. 18th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
We'd love to have you! We've got a new singer in the group, who actually lives in one of the buildings that we sing in. His friend sings with us, and she got him to start on a night when we sang in his building. I think this is the best way to deal with neighbors! Just have them sing along.
dawtheminstrel
Mar. 18th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
You have patient neighbors! No one with a sleeping baby, I take it. Or maybe the kid would like the music.
frenchpony
Mar. 18th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
My neighbors are wonderful, wonderful people, no doubt about that.

Babies do remarkably well with shape-note singing. I've seen really little ones just conk out and sleep through it, even at a two-hundred-voice conventions. And when they're awake, they seem fascinated more than anything else. I suspect that, even though it's loud, it's rhythmic enough and constant enough that babies kind of like it.
elliska
Mar. 20th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun. When I move, I hope to get involved in some stuff like that again. I don't see much like there here in FL. I hope they still have it in KY. They did when I lived there. You neighbors probably enjoy the free entertainment. I would.
frenchpony
Mar. 20th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Yup, there's singing in Kentucky. Here's what fasola.org has to say:


Berea: Third Sunday - 4:30-6:00 p.m. - Union Church, corner of Main and Prospect. Info: Kent Gilbert (859) 986-4057; kgilbert@mis.net or the church (859) 986-3725.

Lexington: Second Sunday, September through May - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 3534 Tates Creek Road. Info: Mary Brinkman (859) 272-3895; mlbrin00@uky.edu or Keith MacAdam, (859) 268-0998 (home) or (859) 257-3344 (work); macadam@uky.edu.

Louisville: Third Sundays - 3-5 p.m. - Ohio Valley Shaped Note Singers - Vine Street Baptist Church. Info: Michele Cull (502) 587-7510, misscheleky@yahoo.com.

My neighbors seem to enjoy it, and I am tremendously glad.
elliska
Mar. 20th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
You're awesome. And I live off Tates Creek Rd. Cool! That church, I noticed last time I was there, is within walking distance of my house.
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