ABOUT SKYLARK

 

Skylark explores the melodic boundaries of folk and jazz, with occasional forays into classical.

Beautifully matched soprano and alto Lynette Rentoul and Lorraine Rooke mingle with an occasional splash of Adrian Jones’ tenor, who also adds double bass, keyboards, and sometimes guitar, mandolin and percussion.

Currently, most of our songs are arranged for either accapella voices, or two or three voices with keyboards or bass. This, combined with a very varied set that strolls from folk to jazz, classical and pop, results in a lively performance that keeps audiences listening!

So enjoy delicious takes on Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Duke Ellington, Karine Polwart, Pete Morton, contemporary songwriters and the odd classical composer.

We are used to performing in indoor and outdoor settings for a wide range of occasions, with set lengths from short 15 minute bursts to a full hour or more.

SPECIALISED SETS

As we are all fluent French speakers, we have also developed a set of popular French songs, including many numbers by Edith Piaf and even the odd Serge Gainsbourg number.

To commemorate the various anniversaries of key events in the Second World War, we have also added a line of jazz and swing numbers influenced by the seamless close harmonies of the Andrews Sisters.

 

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SET LIST

Our current set list includes:

Acapella Piano and Voices Bass and Voices
Another Train The Bell Song Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
Get Happy Blues for Two Sorry
No More Walks in the Wood Flower Duet (Delibes) Sweet Nightingale
Quest It Don't Mean A Thing Trouble in Mind
Skylark Lullaby of Broadway Smuggler's Song
Woody Knows Nothing No Moon at All
Fiddler and the Drum Nobody Knocking
You're Gonna Miss Me (Cup Song)
Autumn Leaves
Bitter, Sweet and Blue

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