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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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