Eden Wild Goose Community Choir 

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Eden Wild Goose Community Choir 
usually meets
Thursdays at 7.30pm-9pm
in Wetheral Church, CA4 8HA. 
It is a choir for all ages and musical abilities with no auditions required. We are led by the experienced musician Jerry King. The aims are to enjoy ourselves, meet new people, build community and maybe even boost our personal health and well being. The choir is open to anyone and everyone. There is a suggested minimum donation of £2.50 per session.

If you would like more information about the choir or Eden Wild Goose or if you would like to come along for the first time, please contact me on 01228 561358 or graemevicarofeden@gmail.com
The Rectory, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RF
Yours,
Graeme Skinner 

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17th May 2020 Notice
Traditional Irish Blessing


The choir has been great fun and the time will come again to fly. We recently sang as the 'Socially distanced' virtual choir for the 'VE'll meet again' online event (see below). 

We now have a new song to learn at home, a traditional Irish Blessing.  The words of the song are what we hope for each other in these strange and uncertain times. 

‘May love and laughter light your days,
And warm your heart and home,
My good and faithful friends be yours,
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world,
With joy that long endures,
May all life’s passing seasons bring the best,
The best to you and yours.’


The music sheet for the song
Irish Blessing 
and link to Jerry's virtual online practice
Jerry King

Yours Graeme Skinner.

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VE'll meet again On line

‘VE’ll meet again’
VE Day 75th Anniversary local online event on 8th May.

 
To mark the anniversary, people were invited to share pictures of objects, scenes or people that link to their families’ experience or memories of WWII and Victory in Europe Day. This was run by Eden Wild Goose Storytelling – another part of the EWG.  The Socially Distanced Eden Wild Goose Community Choir performed three songs

Link to the 'VE'll meet again' web page with the performed songs and VE Day articles. 
 
The three songs were,

 

We'll meet again
Music score
Backing track: Part 1
Backing track: Part 2 harmony

The White cliffs over Dover
Music score
Backing track: Part 1
Backing track: Part 2 harmony

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler
Music score
Backing track


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Songs - Words and music, Recordings


Sing (Military Wives)

Beatles medley
Part 1 practice track

Part 2 practice track

O Way Waly - The water is wide

The Sloop John B

Settle Carlisle Railway

Eden Wild Geese
(first recording)

Dona nobis pacem + By the rivers of Babylon
(Recording)

Good News
(Recording)

Here we come awassailing
(Recording)

Hill and gully rider
(Recording)

In Dulci Jubilo
(Recording)
In the bleak midwinter
(Recording)

John Kanaka

Joy to the world
(Recording)

Past three o'clock

Pay me my money down

Stand by me
Stand by me - version 2


The Wild Mountain Thyme
(Recording)

Three Native American chants


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Video of the 'taster' event in S
eptember 2019 (2 minutes)


EWGCC Taster Evening Logo

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Video of the Flashmob in Carlisle December 2019 (4mins)


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The Community Choir has been helped
with funding from a grant from Cumbria County Council.
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