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Drumshanty Unaccompanied Singers (82* d) RE: Unaccompanied Singers 21 Apr 08

Sugwash, agreed.

I would love to be able to accompany myself on guitar/ukulele/autoharp (yes, I have all three and no, I can't play any) but I can't so I have to do it alone. But I'd far rather have loads of voices joining me in a chorus - there's nothing better than that.

That said, I would like more opportunities to listen to and sing those lang, dreich, muckle sangs that seem to be anathema to a session and even some singarounds. The constant refrain at some of the Scottish festivals I've attended in the past few years has been "Nae dreich" and it's a little bit disheartening if you love these songs. I don't think I am alone in this either; traditional singing weekends such as those at Cullerlie and Collessie are very popular; Cullerlie particularly has been sold out every year that I've attended.

Still, in my ideal world, I'd like to be able to go to a session and listen to some rocking tunes and songs. It's all part of the same thing to me.

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