The Ashburton Singers…

Summer Concerts 2018

“Just as the Tide was Flowing”

Folk Songs of the British Isles, Yugoslavia and Estonia


The Ashburton Singers presented a programme of ballads and folk songs arranged for choir by Vaughan Williams, Holst and Stanford, including the well-known Northumbrian songs Bonny at Morn and Dance to your Daddy, the stirring Irish ballad The Sword of Erinand the lovely Cornish tune I love my love. 

Also on the programme, in an arrangement by the Hungarian composer Matyas Seiber, were Yugoslav folk songs depicting a fairy-tale rose growing in a green mountain valley and the horsemanship of the dashing Hussars.

Veljo Tormis, the celebrated Estonian composer, wrote choral works based on the folksong and poetry of languages that are now disappearing or extinct.  His mesmeric and unusual settings are instantly appealing.  In the programme were Estonian Wedding Songs, Roundelay and Russian Sailor’s Song.


Saturday 7th July 7.30 pm  

St Michael’s Church, Ilsington

Entrance free; Retiring Collection


Saturday 14th July 7.30 pm 

St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton

Entrance free; Retiring collection