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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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