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 […]

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 […]

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Calling Time – Live At The Railway Inn Moira

They’ve played at our events, they’ve played at the Ashby Arts Festival and now they are playing at the Railway Inn, 31 Ashby Road, Moira, Derbyshire.  Tel: 01283 217453 Calling Time are one of three acts heading up a pre Moira Furnace Folk Festival event on Thursday, 18th August, 7.30 pm.  Singing a mix of […]

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Another Glorious, Summer Sing Out – Lammas Ale

Folk on the Farm celebrating Lammas with a Summer Sing Out of harvest songs

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COME TO OUR LAMMAS ALE AND CELEBRATE THE START OF HARVEST!

Everyone knows about harvest festivals which celebrate the end of harvest, but did you know that not too long ago our ancestors celebrated the beginning of harvest by baking bread from the reapings of the first corn and having a bit of a knees up? If like me you think the ancients had the right […]

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A Pleasurable Start To Folk On The Farm Choir

Around twenty singers took part in the first of our Summer Sing Outs which are being run as taster sessions to gauge interest in more regular sessions taking place in the village school. Led by Keith Kendrick from Derby Traditional Music Club, our main song was a three part harmony of Abroad For Pleasure or […]

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What You Didn’t Know About The Summer Solstice And Mid Summer

Once again it’s that time of year when one of the major festivals in our rural calendar passes without notice by the vast majority of the population who have no idea that the Summer Solstice and Midsummer mark the culmination of the growing season when nature is rich and verdant and at its blooming best […]

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