Thu Jan 12 2017

Sacred Harp Singers Of Cork

Unitarian Church
Doors 7:00 pm - Admission: FREE

The Sacred Harp Singers of Cork have been gathering weekly to sing four-part harmony music in the American shape-note folk tradition since 2009. The Sacred Harp refers to the human voice and name of the tune book itself, first published in 1844. The shape-note system uses squares, triangles, circles and diamonds to represent notes in the scale to make the music easy to sing for beginners and experienced alike. Unlike conventional choral music, we sing with our full natural voices, for a more powerful and energetic sound. This is a participatory tradition, so while singing is encouraged, listening is very welcome. This tradition would have influenced the music of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams and The Stanley Brothers, all of whom would have grown up singing shape note music.

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