It's time for Govanhill Voices annual fundraiser! This year, we decided to have a good old CHRISTMAS CAPER. Our Christmas repertoire has been a jewel in GV the crown for some years now, and we would like to invite you to an afternoon concert sharing some brand new songs and carols, as well as some festive favourites from previous years. Join us on Sunday 10th December from 2.30pm.
We're delighted to have some very special guests coming along to perform for you too....
Kate Young is an established musician, composer and teacher based in Glasgow. She has performed and collaborated in many projects including award-winning Songs of Separation, Kate in the Kettle, Carthy, Oates Farrell & Young, Moulettes, Ethno in Transit and Kate & Raphaël. We were so lucky to have her come and deliver a brilliant Bulgarian singing workshop for us earlier in the year and can't wait to hear what's she'll be bringing to the concert.
Also on the bill is the debut outing of an exciting new project from Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells, Crying Lion, Orion's Belt) and our very own Debbie Armour! Expect something old and something even older...
We welcome fellow community singing enthusiasts, Voicemale... Here's what they have to say: "Voicemale is a harmony singing session, part of the community project called Finn's Place, that aims to revive the neglected tradition of men singing together for fun. We explore male a-cappella traditions from around the world, from sea-shanties and drinking songs to African choruses and Georgian wassails -- even the occasional bit of barbershop -- and we welcome anyone would like to join us on a Wednesday evening in Mount Florida.
Our final musical guest is Quinie (Josie Vallely). Josie sings short form unaccompanied Scots song inspired by North Eastern Scots source singers. Quinie, or quine-stane, refers to a cornerstone - a foundation. Josie’s project explores the foundational space that women occupy in our interpretation of the Scots tradition. She brings together a range of sources to create new material routed in the tradition and focused on women’s perspectives - songs that explore the tensions and inconsistencies that exist between the formidable (mountains / moor / ocean) and domestic (tedium / objects / care). She is particularly influenced by the work of poet Marion Angus, and the repertoire of Lizzie Higgins.
Then the very best bit! After the concert, we'll be hosting a relaxed singaround in to the evening. The floor will be totally open for you to give us a song, or even just stay and listen to what's being shared. It's our favourite way to pass a winter's evening.
Tickets from ghillvoiceschristmas.brownpapertickets.com