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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Windmill sing and walk

The Folk on the Farm community choir finished off its choir sessions with a walk and sing at local landmark Hough Mill which is located at nearby Swannington. Members of Swannington Heritage Trust showed us around the Mill and the nearby Gorse Field. Afterwards we sang for the guides, friends and visitors in the newly […]

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THE BIG LUNCH SING!

In spite of the very short notice, eleven choir members made Newbold Primary School's Big Lunch and Soupa Saturday summer fete. The weather for once was wonderful and it was great to take part in a typical English village fete complete with Jublilee bunting, strawberries & cream and even Maypole dancing! As this was our […]

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WE MAY-ED IT!

It might have been one of the chilliest May Day’s on record, but in spite of the un-seasonal weather, we managed to celebrate the start of summer in the time honoured way, with maypole dancing, country dancing and of lots of suitably Maying songs from the Folk On The Farm choir. Our solo performers were […]

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May Day Revels … COME ALL YE …

Lovers of folk music and the folk arts … it’s time to welcome in the summer!  Join ROOTS Community Singers and their many friends from the folk world for their May Day Revels. You will need your dancing shoes for skipping around the maypole … … your voices for some rousing chorus songs … your […]

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Singing The 60s – Great Stuff!

What a great afternoon we had!  For those who made it, well done, I thought we made an excellent job of the Sloop John B and the Tom Paxton song, Last Thing On My Mind. Shame we ran out of time which meant we couldn’t do the Dylan song justice, but the good news is […]

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