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Keee-razy!

I did it! I threw caution to the winds, and I booked plane tickets to Cork for the Ireland Sacred Harp Convention! Excitement!

On account of a) lack of singings in Cambridge, and b) the expense and c) the lousy timing of the London singings relative to train trips to and from Cambridge, I haven't managed to get to a singing since August, and I've missed it terribly. Well, no more! I am going to Cork, and I am going to sing. Especially since this is a singing that I've been told about since it started, and I could never afford to travel from Chicago. Well, I can afford to travel from Cambridge. It's not exactly the cheapest thing I could do, but in the end, I can afford it, and I'd feel horrible if I didn't go, so I'm going.

Huzzah!

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elliska
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
Oh this sounds great! I'm glad you did it and I hope you thoroughly enjoy! You should definitely take advantage when you can. You don't know when such opportunities will come around again.

You know, we've had tons of snow recently (at least for our area) and in the 'closings' listings that have been been posted, one of the events canceled on Wednesday was "Lexington Singers." I looked into it a bit and found out they are a group that meets and sings--it sounded a lot like the gatherings you've described in the past. I must say I'm tempted to go. :-) It's been a long time since I've sung. I wonder if I still could.
frenchpony
Feb. 18th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
The more I think about this, the happier I am that I made this choice. It was the right decision, and I'm glad I made it. I'm doing a Jewish choir workshop in London this weekend, and then next weekend is Sacred Harp in Cork. Singing, glorious singing!

There are shape-note singers in your area, but I'm not sure that the group you saw was them. The shape-note group in Lexington meets on Sundays. There's also a community choir called the Lexington Singers. I wonder if it was that group that got canceled.

And yes, you can still sing! Everyone who can talk can sing. Singing is healthy for you, and lots of fun.

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