Open Evening – Xmas 2010

Open Evening – Christmas 2010:

Due to poor weather in early December 2010, the Sing Out Loud, Christmas Open Evening, was re-scheduled, to Thursday, 6th January, 2011.  It was held during normal class times (arrival from 7.00 pm for a prompt 7.30 pm start; finish at 9.30 pm).

Sing Out Loud performed various songs from their repertoire.  There was also opportunity for general Audience Participation  (words provided), including several, well-known songs.

The Guest Performer was Mike O’Leary, a local musician, for whom 20 members of Sing Out Loud, recorded backing vocals, in October 2010, at a local recording studio, on Mike’s Christmas song: “First Christmas Night”.

Mike was joined for the evening, by fiddle player, Matt Brown, part of the Mike O’Leary Band, who has worked with Mike, on his new album “Heartbreak and Hope” (release date: March 2011).

For the Sing Out Loud Open Evening, “First Christmas Night” was performed live, by Mike O’Leary with Sing Out Loud, on backing vocals and harmonies.

We realised it was a bit late for Christmas, though we couldn’t let the December snow rob us of an opportunity to sing such a beautiful, and original, Christmas song, nor for the audience to miss out on hearing it – just because it was New Year!

The track is available for download, from Mike’s website (see Links page), AND, many Sing Out Loud-ers, purchased a copy, at the Sing Out Loud Christmas Open Evening.  It is being sold in support to fundraise for: “Help For Heroes”.

The evening was a resounding success, and concluded with more songs from Mike’s current repertoire.

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