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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Rollickin’ Rollin’ Shanties!

Roots Community Singers’ Shanty evening proved one of the most successful events in the choir’s history with tickets selling out almost two weeks ahead of the event! More importantly the evening proved great fun for both the choir and guests who were able to exercise their vocal cords on a wide range of watery songs […]

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Festive Folk & Other Seasonal Jollys

The run up to Christmas saw Roots Community Singers out and about in the district performing at a wide variety of gigs and events. Starting with a bang the group performed twice in one evening beginning with the Christmas lights switch on at The King’s Arms Coleorton and then moving on to the Sir John […]

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Wayfarers All!

It took almost two years to come to fruition, but the long awaited Wayfarers All CD of original music and song celebrating the National Forest’s long distance footpath finally launched at two local events beginning with the Swadlincote Food Festival. This very popular festival drew a large crowd many of which took the time to […]

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Sing With Us!

After the summer break, Roots Community Singers recommenced their weekly singing sessions in Newbold, Coleorton primary school. Old and new members were welcomed back for another series of lively evening sings which will see the group learning a new batch of seasonal folk songs and carols and revisiting old favourites to celebrate the harvest and […]

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A Rooting Sizzler Of Summer Gigs For Roots Community Singers

2016 has proved to be one of our busiest performance summers since our inception five years ago. We took part in a wide range of very enjoyable gigs around the locality each of which was well supported by choir members. The new sound equipment we purchased with the aid of a grant from NWLDC community […]

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