Roots Alive

Groups will be able to meet face to face in the summer term – please keep an eye out for an email from Hannah with more details! If you are interested in joining this group, please email Catherine at

Roots Alive play traditional and folk music from both Britain and around the world, on a range of instruments – mainly strings (e.g. violins, guitars and mandolins) and woodwind (especially flutes and whistles), but also including hand percussion and accordions. We also regularly travel – in Summer 2018 we went an exchange to Chemnitz, Germany, to partner with a local music school there. They then came to visit us in March 2019.

Most members are fluent on their instruments and have a willingness / ability to play by ear or memory. We don’t hold auditions, but do encourage prospective members to join us for a trial rehearsal.

Director: Hannah Rosebury

Click here to watch our music video made in lockdown.

Click here to see our CLYM Resources page for ideas and information for CLYM members during lockdown!

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