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"I did Forest School Camp when I was 11 for the first time, and that was the first singing I did really, it's just singing round the campfire, it's not that different really to boy scouts in terms of the repertoire or the structure, although there's a few more, you know, left wing songs, and quite a lot of rude songs which they don't do in boy scouts. It's a weird mix. and there's a few English folk songs in there, and they were the ones that I was always drawn to, I think. I probably learnt four or five English folk songs from that repertoire, then when I got to Durham and discovered this folk singing session, I went along and sang some of these songs. Thinking that they'd go "wow, where did you get these amazingly obscure songs from?", and it was Fathom the Bowl, and The Larks They Sang Melodious... and they said "it's great to hear that, everyone used to sing that, and we all got really bored of it". It's one of the ones people stopped doing in 1978 because they'd been done too much. They're all the good ones really."