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

This summer ROOTS Community Singers will be taking their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. The group has planned a series of easy to moderate walks around the unique Noon Columns which mark the 6 main areas of the National Forest. […]

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 […]

Festive Folk & Other Seasonal Jollys

The run up to Christmas saw Roots Community Singers out and about in the district performing at a wide variety of gigs and events. Starting with a bang the group performed twice in one evening beginning with the Christmas lights switch on at The King’s Arms Coleorton and then moving on to the Sir John […]

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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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When We Went A Wassailing!

The beautiful, historic hall of the Sir John Moore School, Appleby Magna was the venue for ROOTS Community Singers Winter Wassail and a more fitting place you would be hard put to find! The oak panelled hall, complete with minstrels’ gallery and winter greenery provided a superb acoustic and medieval setting for our programme of […]

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Be A GEM for a Day

Be a GEM for a Day January 25th, 2014 Willesthorpe Community School, Long Eaton NG10 4WT   The packed day includes: learning a 4 part harmony song from scratch and performing within the day developing techniques to produce a rich and consistent sound identifying your place in the 4 part harmony  Making new friends that […]

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