Friday 11 March 2016 Black Voices in South Brent Primary School. Formed in 1987 by its Music Director Carol Pemberton MBE, Black Voices, based in Birmingham, blends the melodies of Europe and the rhythms of Africa and has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet. For over 25 years they have captivated global audiences with their singing and performances in the black oral tradition – an early music form based on the ancient folklores and storytelling of Africa. Black Voices with their distinctive sound, harmonies and stunning stage presence have developed a unique repertoire and arrangement of spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles that has earned them worldwide recognition as a performance and teaching company. See http://blackvoices.co.uk/. A Villages in Action event. Refreshments available. Tickets from artworks or call 01364 72617.

Saturday 12 March 2015 Workshop with Black Voices  from 10.00am-12.00 in the Old School Centre on the morning after their concert. Black Voices also undertakes education and outreach programmes and since 1989, the company has led highly popular music education workshops in performance and the history of the black oral tradition at Dartington Summer School.  40 places £10 per person. Book via artworks or call 01364 72617.



Other local singing related websites:

Emily Roblyn


Fran André (YouTube)

Rosa Rebecka

Susie Ro Prater

South Brent Folk

Brent Singers (South Brent)

Dartmoor Folk Choir ('The Lost Sound') (Ashburton)

Collati Singers (Buckfastleigh and Bittaford)

Global Harmony (Roz Walker) (Totnes and Exeter)

Devonly Voices (Vicky Hadland)  (Totnes)

Wren Music (Oakhampton)


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Welcome to the website of Wild Harmony. The site is under perpetual development!

WILD HARMONY is a small, friendly South Brent based community choir, which meets regularly to share the fun of singing together and learning songs and harmonies from around the world.

Emily Roblyn leads Wild Harmony. Emily grew up in Canada and was encouraged to harmonise and perform from an early age so that singing is so much a part of her she doesn’t ever remember being without it. She is passionate about sharing her love of people coming together to sing and the magic of harmony.

The SONGS part of the website includes words of all songs we sing or have sung with Emily and collections of some earlier Wild Harmony leaders. This section been temporarily disabled to enable us to deal more formally with copyright issues and may be returned in due course with members access and a password. Until then you will not be able to use the following guidance:

To find a song, click on the ‘Songs’ tab along the top, then look at the list of songs and categories.

Most songs also have an attachment in Word with the lyrics for printing out if you wish.

Where we have recorded Wild Harmony singing the song either in performance or rehearsal that is also on the webpage - click on the music attachment

Wherever possible I have acknowledged songwriters and arrangers. My apologies for any omissions or errors.

While Emily took a well earned sabbatical for Autumn 2018, Wild Harmony had the pleasure of being led by Fran André and enjoyed sharing the songs we learned with her at a 'Wild Harmony and Friends' event on 14 December, which also raised money for Integr8 UK and South Brent & District Caring.

To see the dates for the summer term click on the DATES menu tab.

During the Summer Term 2019, Wild Harmony can be seen performing at

  • ‘The Island’ Silver Jubilee Fair on Saturday 8 June
  • Sharpham Trust Open Day on Sunday 30 June


Saturday 8 June 2019: Brent Island Silver Jubilee Fair from 2-5pm on Brent Island, (Millswood Lane, TQ10 9AQ). Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the purchase of the Island by Brent Island Trust. Refreshments, including barbecue, cream teas, bar and soft drinks; entertainment including activities for children, displays by local wildlife and other groups, etc. and stalls from village organisations such as Sustainable South Brent, South Brent & District Caring; Westcountry Rivers Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. Live music from South Brent’s Wild Harmony’; Brent Singers; U3A Ukulele Group; John Van der Kyste and others. Admission Free. Brent Island, a three-acre area of meadow and woodland surrounded by the River Avon, was bought by the community, with the help of grants and donations, for the sum of £25,000 in April 1994. It officially opened in June that year. Its aims are ‘for the protection of wildlife and for people to enjoy’. FFI. contact Chairman Guy Pannell on 01364 72275 or visit www.brentisland.org.uk/. Brent Island Trust is a registered charity, no. 1041415.

Sunday 30 June 2019: Sharpham Trust’s Summer Celebration Open Day: a packed day of activities from 10.30am – 4.00pm and the chance to enjoy the splendour of Sharpham House and Gardens near Ashprington. The day includes a host of activities for all the family including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, nature walks, talks & tours, mindfulness workshops and a beer tent. The historic Grade 1-listed Sharpham House and Gardens will be open for people to explore. The principal rooms in the house will be open to visitors (suggested donation £2). Sharpham House Café will be open all day for teas, coffee and tasty lunch and Sharpham Bar in the Music Tent will serve local real ale, Pimms and Sharpham wines and apple juice. Music will include Wild Harmony with Emily Robyn. Sharpham Wine & Cheese Shop will be open for a selection of vineyard tours, tailored tastings, and for the purchase Sharpham’s award winning wine and cheese. Sharpham Cellar Door Café will be open for lunch and serving local fresh and seasonal dishes accompanied by Sharpham wine. There will be 'Under the Yew Tree' – campfire cooking and nature arts& crafts. The Swimming pool (10m x 5m x 2m deep) will be open all day with lifeguards in attendance. Play traditional summer games on Sharpham's croquet lawn. Explore and learn about the vegetables and fruit grown at Sharpham through the interactive Walled Garden Vegetable Trail. Listen to the strains of Shakuhachi flute throughout the gardens with Mike McInerneyVisit the market stall and find out about Lower Sharpham Farm’s activities and courses and help make a bug hotel to encourage wildlife on the estate. Watch and learn some Green Wood Working skills with Martin Beat. Find out about out Thursday Sharpham Conservation Volunteer group. Free Entry; Limited hard parking and field car parking at Sharpham at £4 per car for parking. Please help reduce the impact of cars by considering car sharing or parking in Totnes and using the FREE Bob the Bus Shuttle Service. See the full programme at www.sharphamtrust.org/calendar/course/summer-celebration-open-day#/events.

For information about events in South Brent see: 'What's on in South Brent'

For information about events in the South Devon area see: http://hubcast.co.uk/eventpromotion/whats-on/  

John Rawlinson


2019  Wild Harmony