Shooting Roots is a fab place to meet people and make new friends, whether you’re exploring folk for the first time or an old hand who’s hoping to scale the peaks. Shooting Roots is your chance to create your own kind of folky magic – so bring your friends, your ideas or simply yourself! Keep a look out for festival announcements over the next few months…

Upcoming Events

Date Artist City Venue Country
30/Jun/17 - 02/Jul/17 Tutor Weekend Bath Bath United Kingdom
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. A weekend of tunes, songs, games, discussions, workshops and socials – just for tutors! If you’re interested in tutoring over the summer and would like to come along, email lisa.heywood@shootingroots.org
27/Jul/17 - 30/Jul/17 Shooting Roots at Warwick Warwick Warwick Folk Festival United Kingdom
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Warwick Senior School. The 38th Warwick Folk Festival presents the very best in traditional and contemporary folk arts. Find Shooting Roots at our craft space next to the Arena for drop-in activities or come and join in with band and dance at our Ceilidh Project workshops. Also look out for Shooting Roots Spectacular performances from our tutors and our fantabulous DIY-ceilidh on Sunday afternoon! Buy Tickets More information
04/Aug/17 - 11/Aug/17 Shooting Roots at Sidmouth Sidmouth Sidmouth Folk Week United Kingdom
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. A week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song. Since 1955. Shooting Roots are back in 2017 with an exciting programme of craft, dance, theatre and music workshops for 12-17 year olds, as well as continuing their collaboration with the superb Stream of Sound youth chorus. Things get industrial this year with the theme, Coal Pits and Factory Floors, diving back 200 years to the peak of the industrial revolution. NEW for 2017: Announcing a fantastic new band for 10-13 yr olds in association with the Children’s Festival. Meet the lovely tutors, make new friends and learn to play by ear to get set for the Funky World Band NEW for 2017: Building on the rip-roaring early evening sessions at Betsy’s Lounge last year, Shooting Roots are back with some supercharged jamming to start the week, giving you plenty of time to polish up your best material for new Open Mic, aimed at young, emerging performers. Buy Tickets More information
25/Aug/17 - 28/Aug/17 Shooting Roots at Towersey Thame, Oxon Towersey Festival United Kingdom
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Thame Showground. Shooting Roots is the little corner of Towersey Festival made by and for young people. Join us for some serious sound-making this year in our Funky World Band and Song workshops. Funky World Band: Build a polyphonic folk orchestra from scratch – we’ll bring the tunes, you bring the skills. But never fear, you don’t need to be an all-star musician to get involved: there’s a place for you in the Funky World Band whether you’ve been playing a week or a decade. What’s guaranteed is a bunch of friendly faces, a lot of fun and new mates a-plenty. Song Sessions: If Song is more your thing, we’ve got you covered – come and get your lungs round your first few notes or add some cracking new tunes and arrangements to your collection. You don’t need to read music, we’ll show you how to pick it up by ear, and you’ll leave with a grin on your face. Buy Tickets More information
08/Sep/17 - 10/Sep/17 Shooting Roots at Bromyard Folk Festival Bromyard Bromyard Folk Festival United Kingdom
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Details TBC – check back for more info! Join Bromyard Folk Festival for its 50th celebrations in 2017! The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance. Buy Tickets More information

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