With turmoil and uncertainty across the world Cairn Chorus aims to bring songs that celebrate this year’s positive anniversaries and the power of music to unite people through harmony. Loads of great songs celebrating lots of positive anniversaries this year. Songs from Bosnia, South Africa and Serbia. Songs in Scots and Gaelic too. A CD of recordings for all parts are available to help learn the songs. Concerts include the Big Lit Festival in April and 3 venues through May and June as part of the D&G Arts Festival Fringe events…..see our Calendar for full details. >>>>click here to book tickets online
Bread and Roses – A nod to the Suffragettes who got the vote for women over 30, a 100 years ago this month.
Everyone Sang – Siegfried Sassoon, to celebrate the anniversary of the end of WW! this year.
Everything Possible – Fred Small ( weepy alert!)
A wee Gaelic mooth music medley – Tongue Twister alert
Oh God of Earth and Altar – GK Chesterton, as used by Iron Maiden but we’ll probably not do their version! Although on the other hand ….
Here is my home – Si Khan
In Freenship’s name – Willie Scott – Border Shepherd
I’m Gonna walk it with you – a really uptempo gospel written by Ellie Grace after a certain president got into power.. No naming but a smudge of implication!
Lay me low – Shaker hymn with new words by John Tams (second weepy alert)
Mene Majka – Bosnian 9/8 highlife song
Memoranda – Korean peace prayer to bring both sides of Korea together
Motho a wela – Upbeat South African song with DANCING!
Nana was a Suffragette – as it says on the tin. I love this quote by Dr James Burnett who in 1895 campaigned against women having the vote and wrote that ‘girls always fell behind intellectually at school because of their “disordered pelvic life.” Nuff said!!
Opsa – Serbian dance song with band and yes more dancing!!!
Poor Mans Lamentation – Songs of Separation song ( new arrangement)
Pokoarere – New Zealand Love song
United – Short song arrangement by Su Harris using text from the late Jo Cox
U Makhoti – Upbeat South African wedding song, also a dance!!