UpRoar People’s Ceilidh is a monthly song and dance gathering, a smörgåsbord of creative celebration! It’s part concert, part singing workshop, part dance, part fundraiser and part community feast!
We’re kicking off the year in the company of singer/songwriter of fierce and folky protest songs Robb Johnson & Brighton’s own Fahlband. Grab your tickets here.
Booking is also open for our sessions with Jo Freya and Bird in the Belly which is part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. You can book your tickets here.
I’m a life-long Leftie and so Tubthumpers’ flyer was irresistible. I was delighted from the first session by the songs of resistance – some familiar, some new – with their stirring tunes and glorious harmonies. I felt immediately at ease – everything is skilfully taught by ear, everything is within my range and there’s no need for commitment to be once-and-always soprano (or tenor, or anything else) as Kirsty (gently) encourages us to try singing in different places in the harmony. Laughing and crying are optional but for me, regular occurrences: laughing often in the warm-ups designed to loosen body and voice (and soul), and crying when the songs, like Three Boats, are unbearably poignant, or when the harmony touches a place of such beauty that the tears are of joy at being part of this. Tubthumpers brings me into community, a community connecting with other campaigning choirs all over the country, and strengthening us as individuals and as groups by the simple and so-satisfying act of raising our voices together. Brighton Tubthumper participant, December 2015.