Friday, 16 January 2015

Acoustic Amnesty

In place of our December meeting we lent our support to this fundraising event at Sacred Trinity church in Manchester in both name and number.

With musical performances from The Manchester Samba Band, The Stone Flowers and the GMH Choir as well as poetry from three comedic poets it was a varied, entertaining and enjoyable evening. The Samba band had people up dancing, while the Stone Flowers performed a number of songs in a range of styles and tongues.

The poets were of the modern variety, part poet, part comedian (and one a rapper – see picture) who while touching on serious social issues, did so in a humorous way.

The GMH choir, below, had (nearly) everyone chuckling with laughter with a song called Blah Blah Bethlehem. I say nearly, because being a church there were a few church folk there (including the vicar) who were struggling to have a laugh at what was essentially a parody of the typical Christmas carol.
The lyrics of Blah Blah Bethlehem are reproduced below for your amusement:

Blah blah shepherd,
Blah blah kings,
Blah blah angels,
Blah blah wings,
Blah blah little child,
Blah blah meek and mild,
Blah blah virgin,
Blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah virgin,
Blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah cattle,
Blah blah shed,
Blah blah donkey,
Blah blah head.
Double up the tune in thirds,
Sprinkle in some Latin words,
In excelsis,
In excelsis,
Blah blah blah blah.

Stuff goes here about a joyful birth,
Chuck in bits about all bells on Earth,
Sound effects evoking how they ring,
Ding, dong, ding, dong, ding.
Bit about the wise men,
Bit about the star,
Don't forget the frankincense,

(A further Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser is being held on 13th March. For details check out –

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