Solstice carols around Kirkstall’s streets

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Carol singers on Kirkstall Avenue last year.

Words: Moss Ambrose

As the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice on the 21 December has traditionally been a time of celebration.

From here the days begin to grow imperceptibly longer, and light starts to return.

So it seems appropriate that this date has been chosen by Kirkstall Carol Singers to take to the streets once more to perform traditional carols for their neighbourhood.

Kirkstall Avenue carollers last year.

Last year, in a single evening, they were able to raise over £200 for West Leeds charity, Armley Helping Hands. 

This year, their chosen charity is the Homeless Street Angels, who will be bringing some festive cheer and comfort to the destitute and homeless on the streets of Leeds.

The tour next Tuesday evening begins at 6pm at Raynville Supersore, threading its way through Kirkstall streets, and taking in the Lilac community, before finishing up at The Bridge Inn at 8pm.

Venues and timings are published below – although the singers stress that these are only approximate: they could be delayed by excessive enthusiasm or generosity!

If you cannot be at home that evening, you might like to contribute here.

All together now: “We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas…”

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