Curiosities

Welcom to Ye Olde Tymelyne Songes Curiositye Shoppe!

Bric a brac, tit-bits, musical musings, anecdotes, oddities, trivia and assorted ephemera collated from the deep intellect and bright imagination of the Timeline Songs hive-mind! ... Or in other words: Things Timeline Choir members find interesting.

 

Not the usual Sunday bells…

A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon singing at Leith Hill Place prompted Leith Hill Timeline Choir member Hilary Hinks to uncover some hidden poetic talents and pen this little ditty, in ...
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Songs in the Key of Sea

This year, Leith Hill Timeline Choir are pouring their energy into the folk songs of the South East of England, which has drawn us into the briny world of sea ...
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Birds of Ill Omen!

As the nights grow colder and bleak December's winter chill creeps in, a song about a certain dark, spooky bird draws Leith Hill Timeline Choir's Julian Millerchip into visions of ...
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At a groat, a peck…

For Leith Hill Timeline Choir's Carol Fisher, singing an Elizabethan round based on the cries of London street vendors prompts musings on old English currency and the price of oysters.. ...
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Singers: why learn phonetics?

For professional singers, the phonetic alphabet is an invaluable tool for noting differences in pronunciation and absorbing new languages quickly... and it is just as useful for choral singers, as ...
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Sumer is Icumen in

But before that, it's spring and bluebell time! Full of the joys of "sprummer" (that's technical term for the bit between spring and summer by the way) Hilary Hinks takes ...
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Beer and Belloc!

During rehearsals for Timeline Choir's performance of Sussex and Surrey folk songs (Sing a Song o' Sussex 2015), Carol Fisher found herself reflecting on the rather frequent references to beer, ...
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