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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It’s All Right Ma, I’m Only Bleedin’ – Bad, Bad mothers!

Mothering Sunday or Mothers Day as it is more commonly known is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent which in 2015 falls on the 15th March.  (In the UK that is, other countries celebrate it in May). Traditionally it is a time when children, no matter what their age, remember the one that introduced […]

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FoF Get’s A New Website!

Folk On The Farm open new site to other folk art practictioners for folk news and folk events listings.

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WHAT YOU OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PANCAKE DAY AND PROBABLY DON’T!

Pancake day is much beloved by the sweet toothed fraternity, but did you know it is actually part of the Shrove Tide celebrations and marks the beginning of Lent?

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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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