One of our local choirs, The Red River Singers, sang carols in Victoria Park this evening and what a delight it was. Here is some of ‘While Shepherds Watched’ for you.
The carols they sang this evening were mostly from the C19 when Redruth was described in 1887 as the “musical metropolis” of Cornwall. Many of the composers of our favourite Cornish carols came from this area, People sang these carols, “not merely in the churches but in the highways and hedges” “They could be heard sung by hundreds of miners gathered in the Fore Street near the clock at Christmas time.” (Words from Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley)
My walk home in a bitter wind was brightened by all the Christmas lights especially in Albany Road.