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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
15-Sep-19 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: Trad Xmas pub carols from Lancs/Yorks?
Subject: RE: Trad Xmas pub carols from Lancs/Yorks?
Hail the Auspicious Day; One Accord’s first CD launched in December 2005. Recorded live in Rivington Chapel, Lancashire and at Cock Robin Studios.
Sold out. One Accord may be finishing as a group, but we'll all be continuing with the Christmas ‘Big Sing’. Contact Peter Bearon;

8. Cunliffe Street; Version of ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’. Tune from Maurice Hilton’s private manuscript. Sung until recently by Shevington Methodist Church. Possibly named after former Methodist Church in Cunliffe Street, Chorley.

13. Leigh Carol (Hark! Hark!); Another setting of 'Hark! Hark! What News'. Three of the five verses sung in Leigh, Lancashire. Three part harmony from manuscript of Joseph Stephenson, Clerk of Unitarian Church in Poole, Dorset (1775). The top and bottom lines are almost identical to a version sung in Leigh but the middle harmony is quite different. It is said in Leigh that this tune was written by Handel and given to the people of Leigh on his visit there in 1741.

14. The Westhoughton Carol; Tune composed in 1820 by James Winward, Cobbler from Wingates, Westhoughton, Lancashire. The words come from a much older and longer carol (The Black Decree). The final verse was added by Revd Hodges, vicar of Wingates up to 1875.

18. Roby Mill; This used to be sung by the carol singers from Roby Mill who went out throughout the night on New Year's Eve up until 1974. (Roby Mill lies between Wigan and Skelmersdale.)