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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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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