Start a Monthly Sing in Your Area
Want to be part of a regular singalong or songcircle?
No group meeting for this in your area?
Why not start one!
Here are some ideas:
- Is there a folksong society or folk club in your area? If so, contact the people who run the group or club and see if they think they've ever had a sing like this in the past or if they think there'd be interest in this.
- A public library, synagogue, church or Quaker meeting are great places to host a sing of this kind. See if they would be interested in / open to hosting a sing.
- Try making an announcement at a folk concert or other events where people might be interested.
- See if you can find a great songleader to help "prime the pump" at your first few sings (or maybe you're that person!)
- Watch this site for suggestions on what leads to successful group singing - type of room, chair configuration, songleading techniques, guitar, whether to use songbooks, etc. We'll post an article soon on this.
Here is a terrific resource to ramp up the songleading skill of your group's songleader(s):
A Guide to Songleading and Communal Singing, by Ben Kramarz. info or to order a copy