Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Heidi-hi-yo! Anyone fancy a spot of yodel-lynne?

SINGER Lynne Butler is offering to pass on an unusual vocal skill — yodelling.

SINGER Lynne Butler is offering to pass on an unusual vocal skill — yodelling.

The 49-year-old songwriter and guitarist from Highmoor started yodelling at the age of 10 and last year wrote A Yodelling Christmas Song.

Now, inspired by the vocal antics of Barclay Beales on the X Factor, she has decided to run a series of yodelling workshops.

She said: “For two years people have been asking me to run workshops and I’ve finally bitten the bullet and decided to run two. If they are successful I will run more.

“It also coincides with the young chap on the X Factor bringing yodelling to the younger public — but no one teaches it and it seems that so many want to learn.”

Ms Butler got the yodelling bug as a young girl when her auntie played the record Taught Me To Yodel by Frank Ifield. She was so impressed that she taught herself the skill.

Her Christmas yodelling song, released on iTunes last year, was played on BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson show. Robinson said: “Some songs were so silly and strange that they were simply irresistible.”

Meanwhile, although the singer does not dress up in typical Alpine gear to yodel, she adds that lederhosen and Heidi outfits are optional.

The workshops will run on Saturday, November 9 and 23 at Nettlebed Village Hall. For more information go to www.yodellynne.com

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