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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Well Done The Choir And What A Great Party!

What a great time we had at our winter Solstice/Christmas party! Our newly formed choir led the way show casing a jolly set of seasonal songs which were taught by our choir master, Willow Songsmith in just seven weeks! This rousing set was followed by Jane Reynold’s story about the origins of the winter solstice […]

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Happy Solstice Happy Christmas!

Due to a variety of circumstances we celebrated the winter Solstice a day early this year which was a bit unfortunate as there was absolutely no sun all day so not a glimmer of a sunset! Not to worry, other years have made up for it and it is nice to know that the year […]

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WINTER SOLSTICE WALK!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  It is almost that time of year again which means our annual Solstice Walk will once again take place on the shortest day in an effort to postpone the apocalyptic effect of the sun dropping off the edge of the world! If you would like to join our jolly company and help […]

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WINTER SOLSTICE/CHRISTMAS PARTY!

It’s the turning of the year and from now on the days will get steadily longer.  Well that’s not quite true as the winter solstice this year falls on the 22nd December, but I’m otherwise engaged on that date so we’re celebrating a little early! WHERE & WHEN Newbold Primary School Mobile Annex, School Lane, […]

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Great Start For Folk On The Farm Choir!

Our new community choir got off to a great start when we launched last night with numbers exceeding our modest expectations.  Fourteen songsters were put through their paces by choir master, Willow Songsmith, with more expected to join our ranks over the next few weeks. Beginning with physical and vocal warm ups we continued with […]

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