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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The Truth About Halloween

Halloween is based on the old Celtic festival of Samhain which means summer’s end and marks the end of the Celtic year. It is a time for winter preparation when surplus animals were slaughtered and preparations made for the long winter nights and the dead season when the land sleeps.  Because it is a time […]

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THE FIRST FRUITS OF LAMMAS

According to our Celtic ancestors, there are four cross-quarter days of which Lammas is one. It falls on the 1st August by our reckoning, but as the calendar has been tampered with over the centuries, we’re probably a few days out!

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SLEET, SHOOTS AND LEAVES ROCKS LYRIC ROOMS!

It was an ambitious project to turn last year’s Ashby Arts Festival project, a DVD of Johanne with the Long Hair into a live performance set against a back drop of a photographic slideshow, but the Folk On The Farm team pulled it off with their usual degree of accomplishment. The appreciative audience quickly fell […]

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WE’RE ON THE RADIO!

Folk on the Farm on local radio

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SEX, SCANDLE AND SORCERY AT ASHBY ARTS FESTIVAL!

Take one lowly milkmaid, a high born knight, a meddlesome monk and a mischievous old biddy with a fondness for green magic and you’ve a tabloid topping headline show set to be the premier event of the 2010 Ashby de la Zouch Arts Festival.

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