Helping The Heroes

The British Legion and Help For Heroes both benefitted from the Armistice Day tribute concert stage by ROOTS Community Singers. Approximately £140 was shared between the two organisations which exist to help injured and ex-service men resume normal civilian lives. The concert consisted of songs, music, stories and poems performed by the choir and individuals […]

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Flying Donkeys Merge With Storytellers Of Nottingham

For those of you that haven’t yet picked up the news, Flying Donkeys, the Derby storytelling club, and the Storytellers of Nottingham have merged, and a new “super” club has been formed! They are now “Tales from Two Cities” – which will operate in Derby and Nottingham. They are still at the Voicebox on Forman […]

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Lakes, Cakes And Mountains!

  All three were in abundance during ROOTS Community Singers’ weekend visit to the southern lakes.  In fact our camp site was situated on the top of an under ground reservoir with lovely views of Morcombe bay in one direction and brooding, cloud topped Ingleborough hill in another. Arriving on Friday night we were lucky […]

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ROOTS Community Singers New Sessions

After taking a break over the summer, ROOTS Community Singers restart practice sessions on Tuesday, 2nd September, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm at Newbold, Coleorton primary school. The choir regularly attracts up to 30 members a session, sings a wide ranging repertoire consisting of English and world folk songs most of which are sung in […]

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Shepshed Folk Club Re-Opens

Shepshed Folk Club will be re-starting monthly singarounds  at its previous venue, the Black Swan, Loughborough Road, Shepshed, LE12 9DL, on Friday 15 August, then (hopefully) the 3rd Friday of every month. Gather from around 8:00 pm for 8:30 start. Contact details – Peter Soar – phone 01509 828340 or e-mail

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