Here are some recordings of carols made at the 2011 carol sing at the George at Woolley. It should give you some idea of the happy atmosphere at these events and also the sheer quality of these local carols.
- Awake and Join the Cheerful Choir
- Hail Smiling Morn
- I Hear Along our Street
- Malpas Wassail
- Nailsbourne Beasts Song
- Sweet Chiming Bells
- The Christmas Tree
- While Shepherds Watched (Cranbrook)
A little bit closer to the present time, here’s a video of the Dunster Carol (“I Hear Along Our Street”) being sung in the Boathouse pub in Bradford on Avon in December 2019. This video, I believe, really captures the joy and fun of these events.
Sadly, for obvious reasons, there were no carols in the pubs in 2020. However we did have a splendid online carols sing on December 13th using Zoom to bring everyone together and keep a sense of community and continuity amongst the singers and musicians. Not the same as the pubs, we know, but building on our stock of recordings and videos of past sings the hundred or more of us who came had a pretty good time and we’ve kept continuity. Here’s a video of the complete event.