forge & fledge – voices
Every Tuesday (from 9th January) // 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Shakespeares, Gibraltar St, Sheffield, S3 8UB
Join us for 8 weekly sessions which provide a safe and encouraging space to explore the varied singing styles, repertoire, and purpose of folk songs in England. If you’re new to, or returning to singing, or even if you’ve never even heard any traditional music, this will be a great way to get started. From lost lovers to land rights, the songs of this country sing the story of its people.
Led by Rosie Hodgson, practice some vocal techniques and warm-ups, learn songs to sing together by ear with opportunities to branch out on your own. Week on week, build confidence in your voice and connection with the voices of the past.
Each week we’ll pick a broad theme to get us going and, with no pressure to sing on your own, you can participate as much or as little as you like; it’s all about exploring this amazingly rich tradition and having a good sing!
The course beginning on the 9th January is now
Tutor: Rosie Hodgson
Rosie is our singing tutor for Forge & Fledge. With a voice that brings “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old" (Folk Radio UK), it’s no surprise that Rosie has been a finalist for the BBC Young Folk Award. Aside from her solo album Rise Aurora, she was the singer in London-Irish supergroup Crossharbour, and now records & tours with her trio, The Wilderness Yet. Rosie’s own songs are heavily influenced by the English tradition and her love of literature and the environment.