Tag Archives: music
June is Black Music month. https://tinyurl.com/y42krk9z
Challenge your kids to make new carols out of old for this pandemic Christmas season. Example: “Deck the halls with bottles of Purell ®, Fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season to be careful, Fa la la la la la la la la. Don we now our PPE apparel, […]
Music has helped both civilians and troops get through wars.
My mother grew up in a small village in Surrey, and, when still quite small, once went carolling with her friend, Cynthia. They didn’t go far though. Just into the study of Cynthia’s father, Major Charles Micklem, who gave them half a crown each for their efforts. (Big money back in the 1920s.) https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/carols_history.shtml
Though you wouldn’t know it from my own culinary skills, I come from a long line of professional cooks. One of my great aunts once worked in the kitchens of Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. I don’t know which specific house ( I think he lived in more than one over the years) […]
Some Canada songs for Canada Day. (Just because Confederation’s Sesquicentennial is something to sing about!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fJL7DsL5Z4 This one is performed by one of my favourite singers, Roger Whittaker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41XQLijQ5ZY (This one’s perfom And this one was written for the Centennial in 1967. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4LZB5oarA