Live Singdanceandplay events cancelled until further notice

It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that planned Singdanceandplay events are cancelled for the coming months.

Following the barndance cancellation, we had hoped to continue with the smaller events, including those at Horsmonden and Brenchley. However, as we’re probably all aware from the news, the threat of coronavirus/Covid-19 has continued to grow, as has the scale of government responses around the world.

What seems undeniable is the threat it poses to those of us who are for one reason or another especially vulnerable to developing pneumonia following infection – and that applies to folks with breathing disorders, diabetes or who have compromised immune systems, which may arise due to a range of medical and surgical causes.

Gavin has asthma and cannot risk being infected with a virus that for him has such a high risk of serious illness. This is particularly true when we know healthcare services will surely be overwhelmed and unable to provide the care we would expect in normal times.

He’s far from alone in this, of course.

Please take great care of yourselves, everyone, and make sure you follow the official advice, tiresome though it is.

We promise that we’ll be back with more events when this time is behind us.

Julie and Gavin or

Feb: Horsmonden tunes session tonight, workshop barndance practices, Castle Inn session with Adrian O

The usual first Sunday of the month tunes session is tonight (2nd Feb) at the Gun, Horsmonden, from 7.30pm.

Tunes workshops are scheduled for the 4th and the 18th from 8pm.

As usual at this time of year (we’ve been running for a decade now), we’ll be practising for the workshop barndance on the 28th March.

There’s an initial list of tunes for the barndance on the workshops page. Folks can join the workshops at any time and many make huge progress – but will need to have reached the stage where they can get round a few tunes.

Our visiting pal at the session at the Castle Inn, Brenchley on the 23rd February is the highly engaging Irish storyteller and singer Adrian O. He’s not a man you meet every day, so if you can, come by for a cracking evening.

See you soon I hope!

Gavin or

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