Learn art of ballad singing with Sara

Sara Grey who will lead the Angus Folk singing workshop on Tuesday, July 26.
Sara Grey who will lead the Angus Folk singing workshop on Tuesday, July 26.

ANGUS Folk’s next evening singing workshop will be with Sara Grey on Tuesday, July26 in Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall from 7 to 10 pm.

The workshop, which will include a light buffet supper, will focus on the interpretation of ballads and songs.

Sara grew up in the US but has lived in the UK for the last 38 years, mostly in Scotland. She is a fine singer, storyteller and banjo player, with a particular strength in the art of ballad singing.

Sara has a particular interest in the change and evolution of songs and ballads as they have migrated across the Atlantic. She has performed at hundreds of folk clubs and festivals, appeared on radio and TV, toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe and has numerous solo and collaborative CD recordings.

This workshop will dramatically change the way you approach songs and ballads and help you to bring them to life through better interpretation of the story. Sara will explore natural dynamics, how to handle dialogue and narrative, making the most of vowels and consonants and ensuring the song makes sense to the listener.

If you have questions relating to specific songs or ballads that you’ve had trouble interpreting, Sara will try to help out with some requests on the evening.

To book a place on the workshop follow the link at http://www.angusfolk.org/workshops.asp

Places can also be booked by leaving a message on the Angus Folk mobile phone on 07842 227202 (please provide name, phone, and E.mail details and speak clearly).

Tickets are £6 full price and £5 for members and concessions.

Details of this and all other Angus Folk events can be found on our website: www.angusfolk.org

Further details on Sara are available from www.saragrey.net