We were part of a concert at the Square Chapel in Halifax on Weds Dec 2nd 2009 featuring Leon Rosselson (to celebrate his 50 years in song) and many others including Martin Carthy. We did backing vocal and had our own moments in the limelight. Pictures and recordings here.

joy at the women's suffrage march in edinburghIn early autumn, a group of us were at the Incredible Edible Todmorden harvest festival (sorry about the quality of the picture). And look left, Joy went to Edinburgh for celebrations to mark a centenary of marching for women's suffrage.

Before that it was a busy summer. We were involved in various events, including local festivals and the National Streetchoirs Festival in Whitby. We sang at Hebden Bridge Arts festival fringe over two weekends, having just marked Solstice weekend with a few songs at Hebden Bridge's Hand Made Parade. And on the Solstice itself we went to a picnic at Clarion House near Nelson to meet up with choir-members from Bolton and Burnley.

It was our annual concert on May 14th. Here are some pictures. A few weeks later we had a terrific workshop with Jules Gibb.


A group of us went on a Mayday picnic to Blackstone Edge with people from choirs in Bolton, Burnley, Halifax and Calder Valley Women Singers.

A little earlier

Here is a picture of us supporting the launch of Kerbside Green Ale in March 2009 - Kerbside were our local recycling business till local government machinations took away their contract. There are some YouTube recordings of that day too, here, here and here (thanks to Gill). In the same month Corista, the independent octet of our members, sang Chartist songs at the Manchester launch of a book about Chartist poetry: pictures here.

Our then leader Helen Lyle and her colleague Kate ran a Shape Note workshop for us in February 2009 - it's one of the perks of membership, regular free workshops. Pictures here.