Monthly Archives: January 2014

Oh, Mr Copper, can you sing me a love song?

In 1898 in the small town of Rottingdean in Sussex in South England, the landlord of the Black Horse Inn, a man by the name of Thomas Copper, and his brother James, were summoned to Northgate House, one of the

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A very peculiar carol

Since it is still – just – Christmas, I’d like to say something about a traditional Yuletide carol. Many hymns and carols as sung in the mainstream Christian churches tend to be fairly predictable rhythmically and melodically. This is unsurprising

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