There are also a couple of short clips from our workshops at Fishguard over the last couple of years. Two clips are from 2014 – the first taken about ten minutes in to the workshop and showing the participants (who, as usual, had never met each other, or us, before) singing a short piece which acts as a warm-up but also shows how quickly it’s possible to make a pleasant, harmonious sound. The second is about forty five minutes later and shows the group having their first run-through of a chorus (which explains the slow-ish tempo, and the fact that they are seated). A few minutes later they were giving it the full beans (although singing more quietly), as they did later in a singing session at one of the festival venues.
And here’s a clip from 2016 which shows the group letting rip with the brilliant ant-apartheid era song ‘Asikhatali’:
In 2015, we worked on Graeme Miles’s ‘Sea Coal’ and this clip is from the first run-through (hence, its pretty slow). Again, the group went on to perform the piece on the main stage of the festival.
There’s also a couple of short films about the 2011 and 2013 Fishguard Folk Festivals which summarises very well the feel of this excellent event, although you will have to watch carefully to catch the highlight……
And we can’t resist showing you our comedy out-take piece, taken during a downpour at a little festival in Welshpool in July 2015. We think its hilarious!!
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