Sing old Kent carols

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We’re all used to hearing the same few carols each year – but actually there are many more around the country. Many that we sing come from a book of lost local carols Arise and Hail the Happy Day researched and edited by George Frampton, and published by the Faversham Society (it’s number 124 on their list). However, we have identified some other sources too…

For information contact Gavin at 07985 522734 and

Locally sung carols (that we have revived – look out for more over time)

Popular old carols still sung today

Download printable lyric sheets without music here: Carol songsheets 2017.

I’d like to thank George Frampton, Helen Mitcham, Adrian Waters, John Moore and Kathy Wallword for their help in sourcing this material.


Sing, dance and play – English traditional and old fashioned music, dance and song in the heart of Kent