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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MEASE AND SENCE NOON COLUMN WALK

This walk begins and ends at Grange Wood in South Derbyshire. (Please note, this is nowhere near Sence Valley Country Park, Ibstock!) There is a small car park (Grid Ref: SK265.143) in Grange Wood which is situated on the right-hand side of the minor road leading from Overseal to Coton in the Elms. The postcode […]

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MELBOURNE PARKLANDS NOON COLUMN WALK

This walk begins at the Staunton Harold Nursery and winds its way through the Staunton estate to the secretive nature reserve at Dimminsdale before returning to the Noon Column. There is plenty of parking at the back of Staunton Harold Nursery – LE65 1RU (car park charge £1) Directions to Noon Column: Walk out of […]

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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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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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