Hark Hark

2014
12.02

Jon simply introduces this as, “A classic Sheffield carol.”  It’s the first of several tracks that are marked chorus on my planner and Jon introduces his cohorts as “Jess and Richard Arrowsmith plus Gavin Davenport from Crucible, Sam Sweeney and Fay Hield, with occasional, additional chorus vocals from Lucy Arrowsmith (aged 10 months.) These songs were recorded by Andy Bell at the Royal Hotel in Dungworth.” Those seeking a little more on this carol and what seems to be a well established tradition at the Royal might like to start here and here’s another link.
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22 Responses to “Hark Hark”

  1. Shelley says:

    Fabulous – what more can I say?

  2. Hilary says:

    How I love these carols! Thank you – hope we hear more of them between now and Christmas. Great for those of us marooned in the South, who wish their local pub could be a place for such great seasonal singing.

  3. Dave Eyre says:

    Superb! Takes me straight back to the pub.

  4. Shelley says:

    Just hope I can get to afore-mentioned pub at the weekend Dave!

  5. Nick Passmore says:

    Now that’s what I call Christmas!

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  7. Rosie says:

    Wonderful. Lets have some more please, as its very uplifting amidst all the frost and snow we have at the moment !

  8. Mark says:

    I thought I had the day off work today and was getting all excited when it turned out I could, in fact, get a lift. So I was pretty miserable about being here, but this has cheered me up a great deal – wonderful. Thank you!

  9. John Phipps says:

    And after I whinged about solos and duets. Lovely. I hope there are more like this.

  10. Hooray!
    It happens in places other than Cornwall !

  11. John Burton says:

    We do this one as part of our Orange Peel Morris Pub Carolling, in Canada.
    Hi to Jess, Rich and Gavin, Lucy too but WE have not met her personally yet.
    JohnB

  12. Jane Ramsden says:

    Sorry guys, this one does not do it for me! I know… I am a misery!

  13. Mike Armstrong says:

    Likewise – and the recording isn’t good enough to hear the words

  14. John Biggs (Welsh Marches) says:

    Wonderful ! We have three pub sessions coming up over the next couple of weeks singing the old carols to raise money for CRISIS, (Anyone fancy coming to help ?) and if we can get anywhere near this standard I shall be well pleased.

  15. Peter Walsh says:

    Every word audible here Mike – not usually the case when recorded in a pub! Perhaps it’s a 2011 remix. Anyhow, a good rousing start to the Festivites.

  16. Linda says:

    Beautiful. Mike listened to this on laptop found earphones made the sound a lot more atmospheric [sorry if the spellings wrong].

  17. Reinhard says:

    John, if you like carols you’re in for a treat this month. I enjoyed it immensely the last time round and believe that December was the best month of the whole fantastic AFSAD project.

    Good luck with your moneyraising!

  18. Colin says:

    First visit to AFSAD. Bellowhead live performance fan. Have just read comments, cans make all the differance. Superb!!

  19. Diana says:

    I certainly enjoyed this carol. A sign of good things to come.

    @ Colin: You will soon be hooked on AFSAD. Bellowhead are tremendous entertainers aren’t they?

  20. Jane Ramsden says:

    I can hear all the words and liked it better this year! Probably on account of the contrast with ‘Babes In The Wood.’ I’ve uploaded a babes family photo in response. Glad this is more cheerful and rousing.

  21. Muzza+395days (NW Surrey-UK) says:

    Aha…..just realised that the ‘new day’s song comes on line at 11pm as the AFSAD clock is an hour fast!
    Pinch me Diana!

  22. Diana says:

    Aha the carol season is once more with us. Hoorah! A lovely one!

    Fancy missing the pinching Muzza – not like you at all.

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