Only Remembered First World War Tribute Concert

Roots Community Singers mark the 100 year Armistice of the First World War this November with a unique tribute concert consisting of songs from the folk tradition, story telling and poetry all set to a back drop of evocative images reflecting the times and events of a conflict which left few unscathed and which had […]

Fabulous Young ‘Uns Workshop!

We laughed a lot, we learnt a lot! What an amazing day we had with The Young ‘Uns at Thringstone Community Centre. In spite of the awful wintery weather which still gripped the country after a week of icy blasts over 60 workshop participants braved the conditions for what turned out to be a superb […]

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 […]

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Actors, Singers Musicians, Your Community Play Needs You!

Chorus Theatre Company are looking for actors, musicians, back stage and front of house volunteers to stage a brand new community play taking place in Kegworth. The play tells the story of local people in Kegworth and neighbouring villages during the first world war. Rehearsals are Monday nights in Kegworth from 7.15pm. Parking is available […]

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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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