Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

This summer ROOTS Community Singers will be taking their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. The group has planned a series of easy to moderate walks around the unique Noon Columns which mark the 6 main areas of the National Forest. […]

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 […]

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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Singing Folk At Ashby Arts Festival

For the second year running ROOTS Community Singers were invited to take part in the Ashby Arts Festival. Performing their first spot at the arts competition winners presentation ceremony at Ivanhoe College the group were in fine form singing a wide range of English and world folk songs taken from their current repertoire. These included two brand […]

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A Revelling Good May Day!

Maypole and morris dancing, a very accomplished community choir singing a range of beautiful harmonies, great company and a delicious BBQ featuring locally sourced burgers … what’s not to like about May Day? Alright the weather might have been a bit warmer, but it kept dry and a cheerful blaze held back the cold. Once […]

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Come & Dance The May – Morris Workshop

Here’s your big chance to have a go at our National dance!  We’re running a one-off Border morris dancing session which will teach an easy to learn dance for any number of participants – in fact the more the merrier! You don’t need any experience as we’ll be teaching the dance from scratch under the […]

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Rafters Well And Truly Raised!

The Great Hall at the lovely old Sir John Moore School, Appleby Magna with its lofty ceiling and high windows proved an excellent venue for ROOTS Community Singers latest harmony singing workshop. Forty participants flocked from local and not so local choirs to combine their talents in a superb day of uplifting songs under the leadership […]

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Pasty Faced Singers? Certainly Not!

Taking a break from rehearsing our latest harmonies, Roots Community Singers held a half term fuddle/social evening which included a pasty making challenge! Proving that singing and cooking go hand in hand we had a fantastic entry of savoury pasties which gave the hard pressed judges a difficult time in deciding a winner.  The honours […]

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