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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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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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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