Another great blog from the wonderful Kim Moore. Kim describes her memories of Christmas carolling as a child and has a wonderful first stanza from Thomas Lux and an equally wonderful poem from Pauline Keith.
This year I seem to have got off relatively lightly as regards Carol Services or Christmas concerts with schools. However, I’ve made up for it by booking my junior band in to do a whole succession of busking at various supermarkets in a bid to raise money for the band funds, which have been seriously depleted last year when we had to buy quite a lot of new instruments. I’ve been out carolling with them three times now and am due to go out another two times before Christmas. We’ve been to Asda, Morrisons and Barrow Market so far and are due in Tesco and at the football ground next week.
Whenever I take the junior band carolling, it reminds me of going carolling with Unity Brass when I was young. I absolutely loved going out. Even though it was always cold and it usually involved standing up – two…
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