They led shapenote workshops at British folk festivals
from 2007, including
a regular slot at Sidmouth Folk Week and appearances at the Warwick and
Teignmouth Folk Festivals. They were back again for Sidmouth 2014 from Saturday 2 August,
and some of the group led a workshop at Warwick on Sunday 27 July.
Members of the group have been singing
shapenote music for more than 20 years, both in the UK and in the USA.
Steve and Sheila have both taught singing schools in the UK, and
Edwin and Tony also lead West Gallery quires in
Ground), and Kent (The Marsh
Warblers) respectively. Ken Baddley and Lin Cawthorne joined the group for some performances in previous years, and
Richard Percival joined in 2013. Rachel Jordan leads a West
Gallery quire in Sussex (Sussex
Harmony), of which Nick Hall is also a member and Toby
Goss is a member of Oxford's
Christminster Singers. All the singers belong to the
West Gallery Music Association.
Babylon Lane offered workshops in shapenote music, using material from;
the 1991 edition of
The Sacred Harp,
the 1998 edition of
Northern Harmony, and
as well as contemporary compositions in the genre by English writers.
For further information on shapenote
singing in the UK as a whole please visit the
UK Shapenote website, and for singing in the Oxford area in particular
visit the Oxford website, or
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