As well as performing at an Open Mic Night in Sevenoaks last week, some of our senior ukes managed to record this little gem. Well done guys!
For reasons and purposes mysterious, we need a large amount of scrap for our forthcoming DVYM social night. Please, please, please drop any of the below into band this weekend, or to the Drake household. I’m literally begging!
Look at it like this: I’m volunteering to take your rubbish up the tip for you when we’ve finished with it. How can you say no?
We may need any of the following, or anything else you think is interesting as long as it is clean and has no sharp edges! Think Blue Peter….
– Tubs (ice cream, butter etc)
– Tubes (from wrapping paper and kitchen roll- not bog-roll thank you very much)
– Large elastic bands
– Old brooms
– Tape of any sort.
– Sheets of plastic.
– Old baking trays
– Plastic piping
– Wooden boxes or pallets
– Ridged plastic bottles.
– Large, two litre plastic bottles
– Some glass bottles
And if you’re curious to find out what we’ll do with all this then you should come along! All I can say is that is going to be a proper laugh. Don’t miss out! Tickets from Sandra.
Here’s a cheeky flashback all the way back to 2016 (3 whole weeks ago) when some of the band went carolling in Sevenoaks town centre. Not only did they play some great music, but they also raised nearly £120 for Crisis!
Here are some great pictures of the performers in action. Points if you can spot the fantastic photoshopping by Mike Robinson 😉
Well done to all for a fantastic Christmas concert last week. The bands all played brilliantly and it was wonderful to showcase all the hard work of the last term!
That’s all now until the 12th,13th or 14th of January depending on which bands you play in.
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
Well done to all who played at the Vine bandstand last week: we made a great sound and by the end there was quite an audience! Special thanks go to our expert box-rattlers who managed to con- *ahem* I mean convince the spectators to dig deep to help with the band funds.
There are some photos of the event which I have now uploaded to the gallery.
I leave you with this personal favourite, which I call “Majestic crane takes flight.”
The Nyckelharpa really cool sounding folk instrument from Sweden:
As the marvelous Griselda explains, it is one of the only keyed bowed instruments in the world. Its extra strings give it a cool natural reverb effect.
You might think “Wow, I’ve never heard of that!” but its an instrument that’s gaining popularity due to its unique sound- we even have two nyckelharpa players in Eynsford!