Tom Kitching Busk England

Leading traditional fiddle player, Tom Kitching, will be performing a very personal concert of music and spoken word charting his 15 month busking trip around England. From Berwick to Deal, Penzance to Carlisle, Tom has been performing on the streets of England, getting to know his own country better through its own music. Finding streets […]

Only Remembered A Great Success!

The Only Remembered tribute concert to those who served in the Great War by Roots Community Singers proved a huge success with the Charles Booth centre at Thringstone packed to capacity. The choir put on an anti-war show paying tribute to the men, women and animals that served and died in the First World War […]

Only Remembered First World War Tribute Concert

Roots Community Singers mark the 100 year Armistice of the First World War this November with a unique tribute concert consisting of songs from the folk tradition, story telling and poetry all set to a back drop of evocative images reflecting the times and events of a conflict which left few unscathed and which had […]

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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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Sing The Solstice!

Irrespective of what the weather is doing, summer-is-a-here and is definitely worth singing about which is why we’re looking for as many people as possible to join our brand new, Folk On The Farm Community Choir! We’re launching with a series of three monthly sessions beginning with Sing The Solstice.  This great sing out will […]

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Sue’s BIG(ish) Session! & Bar-Be-Que

Celebrating the publication of … (vegetarians look away now …) LAMBS FOR THE FREEZER! Saturday, 4th June, 2011 5.00 p.m. onwards Bring your … Music, Songs, Voices, Poems, Stories, Jokes And DRINKS! Please Note:  All Melodeon Workshop particpants are welcome to join us! EVERYONE ELSE – invitiation only!    

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May Day Turn Out Time

Unless you are a radical Marxist, most people equate May Day with maypole and morris dancing, flowers, greenery and the coming of summer.  These things are indeed evocative of May Day, but are only part of what was once a major festival not just in Britain, but world wide and thankfully, is still practiced in […]

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