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How to work out the likely dates for future UK singings
 
New Year’s Day
Mapperley, Derbyshire
January 1st January
Lancashire – Oldham February Saturday before the 2nd Sunday (final singing was on 13 February 2016)
South West Shape-Note Singing Day February 1st Saturday in February for 2017; 2nd Saturday in February thereafter
South Yorkshire February Saturday before 4th Sunday
Sussex - Staplefield March Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
but may vary from year to year
West Yorkshire – Holmfirth March Saturday before the last Sunday
Oxfordshire – Cumnor March or April Palm Sunday
Brighton All-Day April 1st Saturday
East Midlands Convention – Kegworth April 4th Sunday and the Saturday before
Bristol May 1st or 2nd Saturday in May
Newcastle upon Tyne May/June Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
South West Shape-Note Singing Day June 2nd Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Oxfordshire – Botley, Oxford June Saturday before the 4th Sunday
Leeds June Saturday before the 4th Sunday
East Sussex – Lewes July 1st Saturday in July
Norwich July Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
South Wales - Gwehelog July Saturday before the 3rd Sunday
Scotland shapenote August Saturday before the 3rd Sunday
Cork August Saturday before the 4th Sunday
UK Sacred Harp Convention September 3rd Sunday and Saturday before
South West Shape-Note Singing Day October  2nd Saturday
South Yorkshire - Sheffield October Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
London  October Usually Saturday before the 4th Sunday 
Nottinghamshire – Stapleford November Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
West Yorkshire – Haworth November Saturday before the 3rd Sunday
Buckinghamshire -
Jordans Thanksgiving
November Saturday before the 4th Sunday
 
           
           
   


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