"What is Yodelling?"

"Yodelling is a form of singing which involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch between the chest voice and the head voice and used to be a form of communication amongst goat herders in the alps."

Lynne's Yodelling Story: Her adventures so far!

Lynne started yodelling at the age of 10 after listening to Frank Ifield singing '"She Taught me to Yodel" however for 33 of those years she was a 'closet' yodeller only coming out in 2007 at a local gig. Since then Lynne's yodelling has taken some wonderful twists and turns. New Zealand Games company Pik Pok commissioned some yodelling on one of their games called Giant Boulder of Death which was released by Universal. After performing at The Cornbury Festival with the International Ukuele Club of Sonning Common, the song "Taught me to Yodel" was chosen to be on that years' CD and she has had the great honour and pleasure of twice accompanying Mr Joe Brown MBE on the song "In The Jailhouse Now" at two of the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common's concerts. Christmas 2012 saw the release of her "A Yodelling Christmas Song" which caught the ear of Tom Robinson from BBC Radio 6 who played it on his show and here's what he had to say about it in his blog: "For this mixtape, I had to listen - with gritted teeth - to every single track uploaded to BBC Introducing in the last three months that had "Christmas" in the title. Imagine! And yet buried in that vast sugary snowdrift of clichéd sleighbells and schlock sentimentality, there were nineteen gems that I actually liked very much. Some of them funny, some cynical, some genuinely affecting… and some so silly and strange they were simply irresistible. Yes, Lynne Butler with your Yodelling Christmas Song, I'm talking about you." In 2014 she was invited onto Room 101 (presented by Frank Skinner), BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Wales and appearing live on Breakfast TV teaching Naga and Charlie to yodel! Fun times indeed. In November that year Lynne was flown out to Barcelona to yodel at an Oktoberfest themed trade fair and then in December a very fun filled appearance on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch teaching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy to yodel along with their guests Paloma Faith, Jon Richardson, Sarah Hadland and Frank Skinner. Since then there have been two appearances on Come Dine with Me as after dinner entertainment and many more live Radio Interviews including many of the BBC local stations up and down the country, BBC Radio 2 teaching Simon Mayo and the team to yodel on Drive Time and teaching Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port to yodel on Absolute Radio. 2017 had it's fair share of yodelling gigs for celebrity, public and corporate sector alike. A lovely private gig for Mel Geidroyc, also booked as standby performer for the Generation Game pilot in 2017 and more recently in December 2018 teaching Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice to yodel for Strictly Come Dancing and there are some very exciting things in the pipeline at the moment that will be revealed in due course so 'watch this space'.

A couple of such exciting projects that can be revealed at present are firstly Lynne's first Yodelling album "Yodelling with Yodellynne" is in the making due to be released in the summer of 2019. It has yodelling from the traditional to the bizarre including songs from Laurel and Hardy's Way Out West film and Lynne's own version of Hocus Pocus by Focus. She has a Kickstarter crowdfunding page to hopefully make this happen and if you wish to pledge please follow this link. There are lots of great rewards and secondly Lynne is currently writing her autobiography which she hopes to get published later in 2019.

"What They Said About Yodellynne!"

“Lynne truly is the Queen of Yodelling. What she can’t yodel isn’t worth yodelling about!”

Der Jodellehrer Jonathon

A very popular German yodelling song that I perform at Oktoberests. A real oompah favourite - one of them!

Workshops

Please contact me if you'd like to arrange a workshop.

If you can get together 10 people or more I will run a 2 hour workshop at a cost of 40.00 per person.

The main idea of the workshop is to have A LOT of fun and find your inner yodelling-self! I will give you a demonstration then I'll give you plenty of vocal exercises and warm-ups and teach you breathing techniques before looking at how to yodel. We'll cover a bit of history of yodelling before we put into practice what we've learnt by performing a yodelling song together.

The workshops are suitable for complete beginners through to advanced vocalists and you will go back with lots of info to help you on your way to further your yodelling.

The workshops are suitable for complete beginners through to advanced vocalists and you will go back with lots of info to help you on your way to further your yodelling.

Alpine snacks and a apres-ski bar will be available. Lederhosen optional but preferred!

Corporate Yodelling Workshops

Why not hold a Yodelling workshop as a team building exercise. Ideal for a 'break out' session during a conference or training weekend for example. Lots of fun. Breaks down inhibitions and brings people together in a fun and unusual way whilst also finding their own inner yodel!!

"A team who can yodel together can work together"

Book an Oktoberfest Party!

A full on Oktoberfest experience lasting up to one hour including a fun yodelling tutorial, Bavarian slap dancing (the Schuhplattler) tutorial - lots of fun and games. Oktoberfest music throughout including yodelling favourites, dancing favourites i.e. Das Fleigerleid and of course all the popular sing along songs. Fancy dress encouraged and full audience participation. An ideal addition to a festival or party. For more information email me directly.

What They Said About Yodellynne!

“Fab afternoon yodelling with Lynne Butler... I didn't think I would find my inner yodel, but I did!!! Brilliant fun!”

What They Said About Yodellynne!

“That was outstanding thank you SO much!!”

Contact Lynne

 

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What They Said About Yodellynne!

“You were absolutely tremendous and were the talk of the party. Everyone thought you were amazing.”

Testimonials

Fab afternoon yodelling with Lynne Butler... I didn't think I would find my inner yodel, but I did!!! Brilliant fun!

Thank you so much for the yodelling extras you sent. I too have become a closet yodeller. So far only in the car, on my allotment or alone a

home! I feel there is a yodeller in there somewhere but still at the chrysalis stage, hoping to emerge as a butterfly one day! (Or maybe a moth). I am hoping that two of my friends are going to sign up for next week's class. I'm really looking forward to it - it was such fun last week.

Hi Lynne - expert tuition in yodelling. Thank you it was great fun. x

You were absolutely tremendous and were the talk of the party. Everyone thought you were amazing. Em absolutely loved every minute. You set the tone for a fantastic evening which was hugely enjoyed by all and sundry. And a huge thank you to your husband and son too, for lugging all that gear.

Lynne truly is the Queen of Yodelling. What she can’t yodel isn’t worth yodelling about! - Mel Geidroyc

I just wanted to say thank you for making “G In the Dark” such a fantastic success. We have already had some wonderful comments from dozens of our guests. Great to see and hear you. Everyone loved your performance. Cliff, Henley on thames

Thanks so much for coming in Lynne, that was fabulous! Richard Murie, Producer BBC Georgey Tonight

That was outstanding thank you SO much!! Cass Hoe, Afternoon Producer, Talk Radio

Fantastic! Joe Thomas, Radio City, Bauer media

Thank you so much for helping us out last week, you were great! Aisling Murphy, HungryBear TV

I watched you from home on Saturday morning – you were fab! I’m still so amazed and grateful you went so totally out of your way for us – thank you again. Aisling McVeigh, BBC Breakfast

Thanks Lynne, The item was great so many thanks for coming down! Roseanne Wood, Assistant Producer, Sunday Brunch

Hi Lynne, thank you! It was great fun! Melinda, Greenwich, London

What They Said About Yodellynne!

“We have already had some wonderful comments from dozens of our guests. Great to see and hear you. Everyone loved your performance.”

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