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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Lammas Comes Early

If you are in tune with the agrarian calendar you’ll know that Lammas marks the start of the corn harvest and is traditionally celebrated on the 1st August or there abouts. For ROOTS Community Singers Lammas came early this year due to the choir finishing for its summer break. Celebrating with family and friends a […]

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Pack Up Your Troubles!

  Trouble in any of its forms seemed very far removed from Newbold Primary School’s World War 2 Summer Fete, held at the school on Saturday, 28th June, 2014.   Nonetheless, ROOTS Community Singers did its level best to urge the many visitors to forget whatever their current problems were and cast their minds back to […]

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