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We began life around 1995 and retain the informality, inclusiveness and cooperative nature from our original group. 

Due to the current coronavirus situation we are waiting until we are allowed to continue.

Very sadly we lost our leader and co-founder Mike Gerard in March because of the virus. His daughter has written an obituary.



Hi Greenshoots, thanks for a great Ceilidh on Saturday in Great Glen. Our supporters had a brilliant time and keep telling us what a lovely community atmosphere... there was. They think a ceilidh's a great place for people of all ages to enjoy themselves. The Great Glen Community WildSpace steering group were also delighted to have cleared 488, which exceeds our goal of 440 to cover our Public Liability Insurance. Now we'll be able to get some tools and materials too for improving our WildSpaces. Thanks again for your wonderful music which helped make it such a great night.

Cee  (Feb. 2015)

Dear Greenshoots

I just had to send you a note to thank you for making Saturday's ceilidh such a success. Sadly, I didn't get to dance much but every time I looked into the hall, all I could see was a mass of rosy, smiling faces.

I should add that a friend who had initially been doubtful about coming switched to being very enthusiastic when she heard that it was you playing - 'Oh Greenshoots, they're good aren't they?'

So, thank you & very best wishes.

(Benefit gig, September 2013)


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Please pass on to all Greenshoots members my heartfelt thanks for a great gig on June 11th. The band sounded really good and I had the time of my life. A special thank you to Christine for making the dances appropriate to the venue the age range of the group and most importantly, great fun.

I have had lots of positive feedback from other guests and here is one from my sister:
Thanks for a great evening yesterday! The band were superb and the dances really different - I thought the caller was the best I have come across!

Good luck for the future and I will certainly be recommending you to others.






Hi Greenshoots!

 Thank you very much for your concert at the Western Pub on June 5th which raised 115 for WaterAid. The grand total is over 4,600 now and money is still coming in.  ...

Thanks again,
On behalf of the Leicester Sing for Water Committee


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Hi Tim,
Just a quick note to thank you all so much for the 'do' on Saturday.  I'm sorry I didn't get a chance then to say how much we enjoyed it.
It was a very successful evening and we would not hesitate to recommend you all.
Once again - thank you

Best Wishes