Updates and musings from Canasg

  • I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In

    I’m dipping into the Canasg catalogue to draw your attention to a really fun, easily learned, arrangement by Paul Ayres of this traditional English carol. If, like me, you sometimes…
    22 September 2023
  • Etymology of the word ‘choir’

    A piece of etymology that I love is this one from the wonderful Online Etymology Dictionary, on the etymology of the word ‘choir’. It’s fairly clear that ‘choir’ comes from…
    22 September 2023
  • A deliberate rag-bag of a catalogue

    One of my favourite collections of poetry is The Rattle Bag, edited by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. (And ‘Rattle bag’, or ‘rattlebag’, has the same meaning as ‘rag-bag’.) It…
    30 September 2023
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