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“Time, ferry me down the river…”

Time, ferry me down the river, Friends carry me safely over Life, tend me on my journey Love call me home. Peggy Seeger – Love Call Me Home The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain’s “feel good” chemicals. Singing in front of and essentially with others can be even more rewarding. Singing is arguably a […]

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…Senzenina…

Half of the choir {Global Harmony} had a delightful evening overlooking Rutland Water on Friday night. We sang a dozen songs in a splendid garden in Manton, at then culmination of a safari supper. Here’s just a snippet: 3 Songs from Africa – (it’s a poor recording on a mobile-phone but better than nowt) Senzenina (starts […]

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Inspired by “Free Wheeling” – Think again, and cycle again.

Inspired by “Free Wheeling” and the “thoughts of a welsh brummie” Another, celebration of cycling: Like many, I started cycling up and down along the kerb as a youngster in the early ‘70s. A Mini Moulton, a Grifter, a Chopper and then a Raleigh Sun Solo if my memory is correct. In my early teens I […]

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No Crust Coconut Pie

Our choir, Global Harmony, sings a ‘warm-up’ song about Coconut Pie. This is the pie, thanks to Mary – with my added twists. Ingredients. 4 eggs 1/4 cup margarine 1 cup white sugar – I’ve reduced the amount of white and added some soft brown sugar and tangy honey also! 1/2 cup self-raising flour 2 […]

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What can you sing?

My daughter reminded me recently that I love to sing. She drew me a quick pic of me singing, that simply smiled at me. As always the simplest things often shout the loudest. But yup, I love to sing! Don’t we all? When singing you can say sooo much more than “the words”. I’m lucky […]

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Rhymes…

I thought “Imagine a world where nothing rhymed”… a friend was bemused by this. I hadn’t thought much about it, but it just resonated with me. And so I pondered a little more… I’m thinking rhyme is when things work together, then things just sing, create, live, love, blossom and grow… when simple combinations can […]

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World Music at Oakham School Chapel

If you could hear this image, what would it sound like? Well…  “Global Harmony” from Melton and “Woven Chords” from Stamford are two world music a cappella choirs – they will be singing together! on March 31st Oakham School Chapel. The choir is always more than the sum of it’s parts, and this time there’s TWO! You can hear and […]

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More Seasonal Sounds…

Further to the post last month: …Good Old Sing  Some great audio recordings with videos have been posted to YouTube of a few of the other songs in the concert. Well done all! And a big thank you to Keith Tonks and Steve Johnson for compiling them! Global Harmony is a mixed a cappella world music choir based in […]

You can’t beat a good old SING!

Global Harmony is a mixed a cappella world music choir based in Melton Mowbray. I’ve been part of GH since 2008. Last week we had a great Christmas Concert at St Mary’s Church in Melton! Above is a recording of  ‘the blokes and Vera’ singing the traditional Croatian song ‘U poju se mala’. (Photo from last year) Rough Translation: In the […]

Distant seasoning… drawing nearer…

That time of year again… when things hint at becoming sparkly, spiced and warming… (that’s if you can find your waythrough the froth, the jingle-jingle and the plastic saturnalia). But if you fancy something different in December and you’re near Melton on 10th, comeand listen to the unaccompanied sounds of Global Harmony in the seasonedsetting of […]