Pearl Legay-Clarke


Stroud, Gloucestershire


Stroud Folk Choir

Additional information

I’m a UK folk singer and workshop facilitator, with a strong interest in singing for community and wellbeing.

I have spent a number of years delving into the depths of voice, studying vocal improvisation and intuitive singing, as well as theory- and exercise-based technique.

I run the Stroud Folk Choir, and various workshops that cover folk singing, vocal improvisation and voice enrichment.

My personal music taste leans towards folk music from our own fair isles, America, Europe and Africa and I mostly teach folk songs from these cultures, as well as songs of earth and nature.

I have previously run sing-arounds, courses, workshops, and campfire singing sessions.


My choirs

Sing Ahoy! Dursley Sea Shanty and Folk Choir

This is a non-audition choir for anyone of any age who wants to sing folk songs and sea shanties, and connect across the generations. We believe that singing is for everyone.

Led by Pearl Legay-Clarke, leader of Stroud Folk Choir, we’ll sing a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs in 2 and 3 part harmony, as well as some rounds and ditties.

The sessions are open on a drop-in basis so you can join at any time. Do get in touch if you’re thinking of coming along.

Session times

Wednesdays 4.30 - 6pm in term-time

Stroud Folk Choir

Join Stroud Folk Choir as we sing rousing shanties, joyous celebration songs, haunting laments and catchy ditties. Traditional and contemporary folk songs from our own fair isles and from other cultures around the world, taught in 3 and 4 part harmony with many original arrangements

There’s a place for you in the choir, regardless of your singing ability. Whether you’re uncertain and need some support from your fellow singers as you learn the songs, or a confident singer who’d like the opportunity to perform a short solo you are welcome here. There are no auditions as we believe singing is for everyone.

We’ll be running on an open basis over the summer, so if you’d like to come along for a sing then please do join us. We’ll be closing in again in September ahead of our upcoming gig at The Long Table.

Session times

Monday evenings 7-9pm

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