Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rudsambee at Cranshaws Kirk

This evening it's our second annual Rudsambee Christmas concert in the lovely Cranshaws Kirk here in the Lammermuir Hills. Afterwards it’s mince pies and mulled wine in our tiny village hall - Cranshaws is hardly a village as it consists of less than a dozen houses. After that there will probably be malt whisky supped sat around Dave's log fire. Life doesn't get any better.

Rudsambee sing a cappella (probably my favourite kind of singing). Their material includes mediaeval motets, renaissance songs from Scotland and elsewhere, and wonderful pieces from Africa, Asia, the Americas and all corners of Europe from Bosnia to Finland. Original settings of Scots and English poetry are a feature of their repertoire.


8 comments:

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Truly fabulous. And you live in that area? Wow.

Richard Havers said...

The photographs on the YouTube video were all shot around our house. Cranshaws kirk is 3 or 4 miles further up the valley

Phil A said...

Beautiful.

r morris said...

When my son Matt watched this, he thought it looked a lot like Wyoming. I agree. What a beautiful area.

jmb said...

Sounds like a perfect evening, Richard. Do you get snow every year or just occasionally?

Richard Havers said...

Rob & Matt, I've only ever been to Wyoming once but loved it!

JMB, we do get snow every year and usually a couple of biggish falls. we're about due a very big one, but then again with al this climate change it's difficult to know anymore.

jams o donnell said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful evening. Beautiful songs, mulled wine and a glass of the hard stuff. It doesn't get better than that!

Unpremeditated said...

Absolutely stunning! Sounds like the perfect start to the Christmas season.