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In the light of government advice regarding the current coronavirus epidemic, The Lea Singers has come to the conclusion that it must cancel this concert.

Thank you for your current and continued support.

From Finland to China not to mention country-inspired songs by Vaughan Williams, Britten and Cecilia MacDowell, the Lea Singers invite you to join us for a celebration of folk music and afternoon tea.


Bennet’s, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU map


Finnish oik: Oyle loy la
Cecilia MacDowell A Fancy of Folksongs
Vaughan Williams Bushes and Briars
Hertfordshire folksong: The Bramble Briar
Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana
American folksong: Shenandoah arr Daryl Runswick
Irish folksong: The Star of the County Down
Xianjiang folksong: Ban Ge Yue Liang Pa Sha g Lai (Half Moon Rising) arr Cai Yuwen
Jiangsu folksong: Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) arr Chen Yi
Xikang folksong: Pao Ma Liu Liu Di Shang Shang (Horses Run on the Mountain) arr Zhao Yushu
Bartók Four Slovak Folksongs
Mia Makarov Mita Kaikatat, Kivonen
Scottish folksong: Eriskay Love Lilt arr John Battley
Somerset folksong: O Waly, Waly arr Reginald Redman
Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw
Stanford The Morris Dance
Scottish folksong: The Parting Glass arr Pattni/Nelms