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Sing Along The River...Lostwithiel

There was a Carnival atmosphere in Lostwithiel last Thursday evening the 2nd, the first of five events held on each Thursday during August, inspired by the ebullient and very talented Emma Mansfield.

We were invited to sing a thirty minute session on which would normally be our practice evening, and having experienced the 'Sing Along The River' in a previous year, we had no problems persuading everyone to take part.

Those of us who had also been involved in the 'Man Engine Resurrection' earlier in the year, with singers from both Redruth and Tavistock, were also invited to sing a reprise of 'Chamber to the Grave', and 'Hard Rock Cornish Miners'. Whilst assembled and completely out of the blue, Emma conducted the gathered chorus to sing 'Hallelujah!'. Leonard Cohen, it is said, wrote 80 verses for this song, and there are around 300 different versions according to Wikipedia. It is no surprise therefore that there were various versions sung at the same problem though, great fun and sounding really good.

Lostwithiel is a lovely town and has some really good pubs, for the second time in less than a week, the usual suspects gathered in the Globe for what turned out to be an excellent afterglow sing. Can't wait till next year!

A few more 'snaps' from the evening:

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