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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Wayfarers All – Walking Down The Sun!

ROOTS Community Singers will be taking their music to the by-ways of the Midlands this summer in support of an exciting new initiative to celebrate the momentous achievement which is the National Forest. Wayfarers All is the title of an album of original music and song which is in the process of being compiled by Mark […]

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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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