Folk Carols in the Dram

carols in the dram

Saturday, 16 December, 2023, 2 p.m.

The Dram, 232 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6ND

Host: Muldoon’s Picnic

In some parts of the UK, as Christmas approaches, people still sing traditional carols in pubs and streets. They are often old songs from the 18th century or earlier, sometimes not known outside the local area.

For the last fifteen years Muldoon’s Picnic have hosted a singing event in a pub showcasing these earlier, “non-tacky” styles of Christmas music, open to all to join in. There are optional workshops beforehand for those who’d like the chance to practise, hosted in the West End by Voicebeat and on the South Side by Govanhill Voices.

This event is ideal for those who don’t like Christmas music, or think they don’t, as well as for those who like to claim they can’t sing and have no interest in performing — it’s just for fun.

A celebration of Christmas and New Year from a time before commercial music, taking in west gallery carols from Yorkshire to Cornwall, Welsh plygain and American shapenote songs, along with seasonal world music from places such as Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

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