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 […]

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 […]

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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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SUE THE MUSE AND LOIS THE POET ARTS FESTIVAL ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

Local poets, Sue Kendrick from Newbold and Lois Crofton from Worthington, will be lauching their first ever poetry anthology at Ashby’s Arts Festival. Sleet, Shoots and Leaves follows the seasons through the National Forest in verse and photography and was first published in 2009 as a limited edition to family and friends of the poetic […]

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