It’s always fun to be around the Manchester Christmas Markets. The Gluhwein and hot chocolate are tempting. Do they make us sing better though? Well my paternal grandfather used to go round the Black Country pubs, playing his fiddle and singing and he used to swear a by gargling red wine before he set out. My own father recommended this to me.
“It’s all right, love,” he said. “You can swallow it if you want to.”
Some was definitely swallowed tonight.
Anyway, there we all were, dressed like Christmas trees in our purple tinsel, hats and fairy lights. It seemed to work. The hot chocolate can be a bit too milky sometimes, but it didn’t seem to do any harm; the general public stopped and listened and even clapped.
Mind you, Jeff needs to be a bit careful. A little lad in a yellow jacket and hat almost did him out of a job. The same little lad’s finger clicking was spot on in Holly Jolly.
Yes, it was good fun despite it being a little damp and cool.
Then it was back to Ordsall for an almost full rehearsal of our other repertoire.
We’ll be back, though:
Tuesday 29 November 5.30 – 7.00 Brazenose Street
Sunday 4 December 12.30 Whitworth Art Gallery Frost Fest Food and DrinkTuesday 13 December 4.00-5.30 St Ann’s Square.