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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Guardians Of The Corn!

Scarecrows appear in one form or another all over the world and have been around for thousands of years.  Simple effigies made of wood and old clothes stuffed with straw, they were once known as the “guardians of the corn” and entrusted with the job of scaring away thieving crows and other birds with an […]

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Newbold Village Scarecrow Festival

Newbold’s very first Scarecrow Festival is shaping up to be a great day out for all the family. Opening on Saturday, 26th October a trail of scarecrows will lead visitors around the village highlighting some of the many interesting features to be found in this normally sleepy village which lies just outside the historic market […]

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Roots Community Choir – New Sessions

Sad to say, summer is nearly over, but on the positive side, the onset of autumn means our choir sessions restart! Hopefully, all our old members will be back and plenty of new ones too!  If you would like to join us or just come along to see what we are about, get yourself down […]

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Thanks From Salvation Jane Reunited!

Having settled back into ‘Life after Tour’ we are keen to impress upon you our immense thanks -for everything! From booking us sight unseen, to organizational issues such as promotion, travel directions and time estimates(!), billet accommodation….. the myriad of other issues big and small, we are very grateful to you all. We were fortunate […]

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Wedded Bliss!

Roots, Folk On The Farm’s very own community choir performed at it’s first wedding recently when members were asked to sing at the nuptials of the son of two of its members. Set on the Kendrick’s farm, the choir sang a range of songs from its current repertoire including a specially arranged version of Lavender’s […]

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