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The ever popular Carols On The Green will take place on Wednesday 21 December 2016 starting at 6.30pm with song sheets, mulled cider and mince pies provided.
Carols On The Green 2015
A collection will be taken in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so wrap up well, bring a torch and enjoy the seasonal sing song in aid of a very worthy cause.
A brass band called the Sandhouse Stompers are walking the 120 miles from Morecombe to Whitby from 20 to 28 July. On the way they are stopping off to play free gigs to raise money for Favela Brass, a project which provides brass and percussion instruments and English lessons for children in one of the favelas in Rio de Janiero.
Busking through Rosedale Abbey
Last year’s walk raised over £4000 enabling the project to continue for another year and also to the children being invited to perform at the Rio Olympics!
The band will be playing on Wednesday night, 27 July, at the Coach House, Rosedale Abbey starting at around 8.30pm – call in, enjoy the lively music and contribute to a worthy cause.
Follow-on: a great night was had in the Coach House and the audience was very generous with their contributions to the charity, helping the Stompers to raise about £3000 so far on their trek and making the target of £4000 plus achievable after their final gig in Whitby at the Abbey Wharf on Thursday evening.
Stomping in The Coach House!
Around fifty people, locals and visitors, gathered on the village green to sing carols lustily, fuelled by some delicious mulled cider and mince pies provided by Linda Chambers and Diane Crawford.
Carols On The Green 2015
Thanks to the generosity of all the carollers £120 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The 150th anniversary of the wonderful little chapel at Hartoft was celebrated on Sunday 30 August with a musical tea. Forty four people from all over the dale attended and £315 was raised which will go towards replacing one or more of the chapel windows.
The ukelele trio of Gerry, Lynda and Shirley entertaining the audience
And their efforts were much appreciated by the audience!
Lynda would like too thanks all who came and supported the chapel restoration fund for their ‘fantastic generosity’.
A note for your diaries – the famous George Colley Singers, who have sung in Rosedale church twice before, will be performing their lively repertoire again on Friday 3 July at 7.00pm in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey.
The George Colley Singers at Rosedale in September 2011
Tickets will be £7 at the door and will include a glass of wine and a light supper. Come and listen to excellent live music and song and enjoy a convivial evening.
So y’all know, the Folk night on Friday 10 October was much enjoyed by all and raised £411.60 for the Reading Room, an excellent result.
Good craic being had by all!
Thanks to Lorrie Westwood for organising the evening and to all who contributed so well in support of the Reading Room.
Tonight 3rd May from 9pm Tom plays the White Horse Farm Inn. Go Tom.
A letter was received this morning from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance regarding the carols around the tree event on 21 December:
On behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity we would like to thank you for your generous donation of £76 given by carol singing around the tree in Rosedale Abbey.
It is the goodwill, sponsorship and charitable donations that keep this vital service flying and therefore we are extremely grateful for your support – without the generosity of people such as your selves we would be unable to continue this valuable work.
Once again our warmest thanks and appreciation to you.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance”
Well done again to everyone who attended and remember to bring all your friends and family to make next year’s event even bigger and better.
White Horse Farm Inn – mulled cider, mince pies and the Rosedale Swing Band – perfect!
The Blacksmiths, Hartoft – Gerry and The Hartoft Sireens lead the carolling!
Finally, a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all our followers.
A good crowd of around forty people and at least eight dogs from Rosedale and Hartoft gathered around the village Christmas Tree on Saturday evening, 21 December, to enjoy mulled cider and mince pies and sing carols lustily until the rain cut short the festivities!
Dry and cold on the outside, warm and wet on the inside
Before the rain
A very generous crowd donated £76 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Thanks to Diane Crawford for arranging the excellent musical accompaniment and to Linda Chambers for the mulled cider and mince pies. Let’s make it an even bigger event next year. Meantime, a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all our readers in Rosedale, Hartoft and beyond!