Super Scarecrow Supper!

Brian and Sue Kendrick

John Barleycorn alias Brian Kendrick
and his personal prompt Sue!

David Bennett

David Bennett as the Green Man
gets his priorities right!


What a great evening the Scarecrow Harvest Supper turned out to be!  The room was packed, the audience appreciative and performances top O! 

Held in Newbold Primary school, the event marked the end of the week long village scarecrow festival and was a joint venture between ROOTS Community Singers and the village primary school which took care of catering.

willow songsmith

Willow Songsmith, musical director, ROOTS community choir

ROOTS provided all entertainment and were in fine voice performing a varied repertoire of old favourites and new material including the slightly chilling, but seasonally evocative, Scarecrow.  The wonderfully subtle harmonies written by Willow Songsmith, elicited appreciative comments from several audience members.

The revisited Lavender’s Blue and the old favourite, Bushes and Briars and Love Carry Me Home all proved a hypnotic, but aptly fitting finale to the set.

The choir set was followed by our soloists who seem to get better each event with riddles, poems, songs and storytelling adding an eclectic mix of humour and pathos to the evening.


Madeleine treats us to a fine rendition
of Vincent

rowan songsmith

Rowan gets us all scratching our heads with a few riddles!

Our very first mummers play had its inaugural airing and certainly brought some budding thespians out of the closet!  You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down is another take on the John Barley Corn life/death/rebirth cycle and proved to be a hilarious caper of forgotten lines, extravagant melodrama and shameful over acting!

Ann Dawson as the queen of may

Ann Dawson hamming up
the Queen Of May!

John Siditus

John Siditus wild about the mountain thyme

Pictures they say are worth a thousand words so here’s a few more!


Sandra and Wendy having a bit
of Halloween fun!

Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    
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