Ah! The Sound of Children Singing..

Here is a little snippet of a practice I had at a school yesterday with a  fairly newly formed singing group, singing the first verse of a song called Janie Mama. The kids are 4-10 years old. I think my life stays on an even keel if I have  singing groups that covers all age groups. At the moment my youngest singer is 4 and my oldest is 81 ( still a bit young for my liking -I once had a choral director in one of my groups who was 96). My singing group for the  over 50’s which boo hoo hoo has run out of funding, so I did my last session this week. I would run  it for nothing but the room is £60 an hour to hire. 

I have been teetering through the week with a mild chest infection, just feeling rough enough that I really only want to lie on the sofa and watch day-time tv ( the ultimate test to how well you are feeling) I have still managed to run  4  long singing sessions and ‘admined’ my way out of danger. I have 2 concerts to direct at the weekend and a very very long day today so send my some healing vibes please. x x x  Tskkk I have nothing to feel bad about by the way. It is all good.

SONG OF THE DAY – Last Thing on my Mind -Tom Paxton

My Parents used to sing this together in two part harmony with guitars when I was really little. So I know all the words. Having heard it recently  I  still love the song and saw Tom Paxton sing it on a Radio 3 folk awards programme. This is a lovely video from 1966. Voice and guitar live on the BBC….


  1. Hi Gitika
    Healing vibes coming your way!
    Sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well,

    Looking forward to Monday evening-planning to bring some nibbles and drink, was there anything else arranged on Wednesday as I couldn’t be there.?

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