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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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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And Did Those Feet!

The first airing of our Christmas songs went down a treat at Coleorton W.I.’s Christmas party.  The choir was on top form and our new soloists performed really well. Vanessa performed a beautiful, Christmassy sole, accompanying herself on guitar and Jane, Sandra and Madeleine treated us to a lovely performance of the Field Mice Carol.  […]

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Sing Around!

An informal sing around, play around takes place at St. Joseph’s Tea-rooms, Whitwick on the last Wednesday of each month. Sing, play, recite poetry or just come and listen. We often start with a walk so meet in the car park at 11.00 pm. Lunch can be had in the tea rooms and the sing […]

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Super Scarecrow Supper!

  What a great evening the Scarecrow Harvest Supper turned out to be!  The room was packed, the audience appreciative and performances top O!  Held in Newbold Primary school, the event marked the end of the week long village scarecrow festival and was a joint venture between ROOTS Community Singers and the village primary school […]

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