Dates and Places

The 2016 line-up is complete:

10th December, Aldridge Youth Fellowship are performing carols at Costa in Aldridge between 11:00 and 17:00.

11th December, St Paul’s Church in Walsall are carolling in The Butts Tavern from 19:30.

12th December, we’ll be in The Avion from 20:00.

14th December, St Martin’s Church are carolling at the Longhorn from 19:00.

14th December, we’ll be in The Lazy Hill from 20:00.

19th December, we’ll be in The Black Country Arms from 20:00.

20th December, St Peter’s Church Stafford St are carolling in The Pretty Bricks from 20:00.

21st December, we’ll be in The Wheatsheaf from 20:00.

22nd December, we’ll be in The Hardwick Arms from 19:30.

This information is also available on our Advent Calendar.

2016 Prep

The work is under way, and carol sheets are ordered. It’s that time of year when musician wander into pubs and sing carols while drinking beer!

This year to help keep track of all the activity in Walsall we’ve created an Advent Calendar so you can see at a glance where to go for singing and drinking.

We’re grateful to churches in Walsall for letting us know when they’re going singing so we can add them to the list. St Martin’s, St Peter’s, and St Matthew’s have carolling planned, in addition to dates from Andrew Clayton in Aldridge and Walsall.

If more dates come up in the meantime, we’ll add them to the calendar. It also shows the five Council-run Saturday events.

Whichever of the events you attend, you’ll be most welcome.


Ales Beers and Carols 2015

We’re off!

The leaflets are here, and our first date is Advent weekend at the end of November. There are more opportunities than ever to join us for some carolling in proper pubs, and we’ve been invited to help out elsewhere too. One outdoor event in Aldridge, four pubs, and an artisan bakery.

If you prefer your leaflets in electronic format, you can download your own copy here.

Everyone is most welcome to join us and join in with these events: Continue reading

Less than a week to go! Ales Beers and Carols 2014

Our first Ales Beers and Carols of 2014 is this Sunday afternoon at The Bowman. Then Monday night at The Avion and Wednesday at The Lazy Hill.

Details are here on the flyer which has been available in the pubs concerned and via some local shops and churches.

ABC 2014 FrontYou’re all more than welcome. We’ll be singing and drinking (not always at the same time – two activities, only one mouth!) and generally having a lot of fun. Please come and join in. There will be plenty of carol sheets to go around and it’s immense fun.

ABC 2014


As a precursor to this year’s carolling, we’ve produced some functional but beautiful flyers which will be winging their way to the pubs in question over the next few days.

The ABC 14 Flyer is available now if you insist on printing your own or would like to view it on your computer (mobile device, iThing, etc) and you’re welcome to distribute it. There are now four dates in the diary, and plenty of singing to be done.

Carolling in the Bowman!

We have yet another date for carolling! The Bowman, also in Aldridge, is hosting a community event on December 14th, and we’ll be there from 4:00pm helping with the carols and having lots of fun.

Please do come down and join in, it’ll be the most tremendous fun. Gary Daniel from the nearby Hothouse will be there overseeing games and I recall from last year there was the most almighty quiz.

It’s great to have the opportunity to engage with a community event like this.