Harmony Singing Workshop With The Young ‘Uns

Come and join Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes, BBC Folk award winners on this one day workshop at Thringstone Community Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire. LE67 8NR. This laid back singing workshop is open to everyone irrespective of whether you think you can sing or not! As well as being superb musicians, the Young […]

Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

During the summer of 2017 ROOTS Community Singers took their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. These walks are now available as electronic downloads for everyone to enjoy! There are six walks in the series ranging from easy to moderate and […]

King’s Arms May Day Revels

once we finally had a lovely afternoon for our May Day Revels.  The weather was mainly sunny and fairly warm which made a change from preceding years when we have usually been frozen stiff or blown away. Held at the King’s Arms, this lovely old pub on Coleorton moor provided a fitting venue for a […]

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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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A Rollicking Good Tales & Ales!

What a great night Tales & Ales turned out to be!  Over 40 choir members, their partners and friends packed into the Gelsmoor for a wonderful evening of music, singing, stories and poetry. Our regular soloists were well to the fore with some great new material on offer ranging from the comic, to the poignant […]

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Summer Singing Weekend At Oak Barn

Summer Singing Weekend, July 25th – 27th with Polly Bolton, Sue Harris and Ross Thomas, all members of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network. A weekend of singing workshops, singing walk and picnic, camp fires, wonderful scenery, delicious food and fun for all. £100 for the whole weekend if staying on site, £90 if off site […]

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Spring Barn Dance

Mark the beginning of spring with the fabulous Derbyshire Ranters! They will be holding a spring barn dance in the riding school at Calke Abbey on Saturday, 22nd March, 2014, 7.30 pm. Jane Squire is the caller and their is a real ale bar.  Tickets £10. Tel: 01332 863501 or 01332 863169 Their last barn […]

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ROOTS Carol Tour

After a very busy run up to Christmas we still managed a fine turn out of members for our last festive gig, the annual pub carol tour! We visited the New Inn, Peggs Green, the Bull’s Head, Worthington, the Waggon & Horses, Griffy Dam, the Cross Keys, Newbold and finished up at the Gelsmoor for […]

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