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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Simply The Best!

Roots Community Singers were in fine voice at the 2014 Ashby Arts Festival prize giving with an eclectic mix of traditional English and world folk song being enthusiastically received by visiting dignities which included the town Mayor plus competition prize winners and their families. The high vaulted ceiling of the Royal Hotel helped to create […]

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Under The Greenwood Trees

Deep in the heart of Coleorton Woods, the annual Parish day saw a variety of community groups gather together to showcase their activities with the Rootling branch of ROOTS Community Singers providing some leafy entertainment during a glorious early summer day. Under the leadership of Madeleine McCormick, the cut down version of the choir sang […]

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Everyone Should Dance In The Rain At Least Once In Their Lives!

Unfortunately our May Day Revels wasn’t the day to do it!  The weather was on the cool side, but at least it remained more or less dry and with true folky, hardiness we didn’t let a bit of chilliness dull our performance! Maypole ribbons made a brave show in the evening breeze which were soon […]

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Seeds Of Love Finally Took Root On Youtube!

As all good folk lovers will know, many of our traditional songs were collected by a gentleman called Cecil Sharp.  To celebrate this wonderful achievement which helped to preserve a huge part of our musical heritage, the BBC folk show stage a Cecil Sharp folk collection. Singers and musicians were invited to submit one of […]

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