Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Sacred Harp singing in Bochum: a new blog

The EBB likes to support music from the roots of bluegrass, so we're glad to receive this message from Chris Sepic in Bochum, Germany (shown above):

I wanted to thank you again for posting my request for singers back in March to join a shape-note singing group in the Bochum/Ruhrgebiet area. To that end, I have set up a blog to (hopefully!) draw some interest from Germans and English-speaking expats who are curious about the genre. Anyone who wants to can visit my blog and get in touch with me personally. I don't have a time and place worked out yet, but that depends on the interest level and the location of those who might participate. I already have support from the Bremen and Frankfurt singing groups to come out and help get things started.

I also have some local contacts who might be able to help with the venue. I appreciate your willingness to spread the word before, and hope that I can encourage some brave souls to participate. Incidentally, my wife and I had a great time at Grevengrass.