Les Fieillets Jèrriais
Salutâtions tout lmonde. Tchi temps! Tchi încriyablye dgât ès pièrres du talustre par la tempête et les înmenses louêmes. The waves not only removed the stones of the sea wall near town but also much sand and shingle from the beaches of St. Brelade and St. Ouën to reveal the black peat layers and tree stumps formed c. 6000 - 8000 years ago.
Thank you to everyone who attended last months meeting; we had a very interesting time searching for the different parts of common Jèrriais ditons, assembling them to make sense and then translating them and trying to find the English equivalents.
There is no news concerning any errors this month - which is good news - and at the meeting of the Congrès, progress was made with the planning of La Fête Normande. Anyone who wishes to do a reading or recitation please forward your text as soon as possible to us, or to Geraint at LOffice du Jèrriais for inclusion in the booklet of performance pieces.
We are also happy to report that there was a fine presentation lunch in honour of the work and leadership of M. Brian Vibert who had taken his retirement as President of Le Don Balleine. The new President, M. Jean Le Maistre, thanked him for leading the work of the Committee and the successful formation of the teaching unit at LOffice du Jèrriais.
Our next meeting next meeting will be held in the Arthur Mourant Room at La Société on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8.00 pm when we are scheduled to try our hand at composition for pieces on La Littératuthe for Les Chroniques du Don Balleine and discuss any thoughts on contributions to La Fête. However, it is also important that we start examining the Laurie Huelin archive and discussing the various pieces for selection and our next compilation.
À la préchaine,
John Clarke (Président)
Ralph Nichols (Ségrétaithe)
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