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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A Rooting Good Christmas & A Jolly Wassail!

The run up to Christmas proved a hectic and varied experience for ROOTS Community Singers when they were invited to take part in a range of widely differing gigs.  Never ones to back down from a challenge, the choir stepped up to the mark and turned in some sterling performances.  This was in spite of […]

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Mumming Heck – They’re Hamming It Up At The Shoulder!

A contingent of singers from the folk choir,  ROOTS Community Singers will be show casing their thespian skills, or more likely lack of them at the Shoulder Of Mutton pub, Oakthorpe this Christmas Eve. The merry band will be performing a new mummers play specially written for the season which features some good old folk […]

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Helping The Heroes

The British Legion and Help For Heroes both benefitted from the Armistice Day tribute concert stage by ROOTS Community Singers. Approximately £140 was shared between the two organisations which exist to help injured and ex-service men resume normal civilian lives. The concert consisted of songs, music, stories and poems performed by the choir and individuals […]

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Flying Donkeys Merge With Storytellers Of Nottingham

For those of you that haven’t yet picked up the news, Flying Donkeys, the Derby storytelling club, and the Storytellers of Nottingham have merged, and a new “super” club has been formed! They are now “Tales from Two Cities” – which will operate in Derby and Nottingham. They are still at the Voicebox on Forman […]

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Come All Ye Folk Fanatics – It’s That Time Of The Month!

It’s the last Wednesday of the month so St Joseph’s Tea Room, Abbey Grange Oaks Road, Whitwick, LE67 5UP once again plays host to an eclectic round of music, song, storytelling and poetry.

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