Tom Kitching Busk England

Leading traditional fiddle player, Tom Kitching, will be performing a very personal concert of music and spoken word charting his 15 month busking trip around England. From Berwick to Deal, Penzance to Carlisle, Tom has been performing on the streets of England, getting to know his own country better through its own music. Finding streets […]

Only Remembered A Great Success!

The Only Remembered tribute concert to those who served in the Great War by Roots Community Singers proved a huge success with the Charles Booth centre at Thringstone packed to capacity. The choir put on an anti-war show paying tribute to the men, women and animals that served and died in the First World War […]

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 […]

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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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Sing After Supper!

There’s a quirky little pub called the New Inn at Peggs Green which does hearty, wholesome meals at a reasonable price every Monday evening.  This just happens to coincide with the resident folk club’s monthly sing-around so a great opportunity to tuck in and then reach for the high notes afterwards! It is a very […]

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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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