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Thread #158793   Message #3758501
Posted By: GUEST,George Frampton
15-Dec-15 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Xmas Carols from North-East England
Subject: Xmas Carols from North-East England
Having seen 'Voices at the Door' give a magnificent performance at Newcastle Cathedral last night, of unfamiliar versions of carols from throughout the UK (plus one from France), could any 'catter (or WGMA member) tell me if there are any carols - either familiar with unusual tunes, or unique to the region that they know of.

To date, most of the elderly people I've spoken to sing me 'Winchester Old' when asked what tune did you sing 'While Shepherds Watched' to when younger. 'Hark the Herald Angels' also came out as the Mendelssohn tune.

I haven't yet had a chance to explore the region's archives offices, nor trawled through the FARNE website - that's a job for the New Year!