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The Lord Rookwood

The Lord Rookwood


Dear Forest Roots Folk

This month at Forest Roots we are very lucky to have Leon Hunt He is probably the UK’s foremost banjo player. He plays all styles of 5-string banjo, not just bluegrass but also jazz and Irish. He studied with the renowned American banjo virtuoso, Bela Fleck and he is also a member of the Daily Planet as well as doing lots of sessions for various well known artists. He will be ably accompanied by Chris Haigh on fiddle and Paul Kerr on vocals and guitar.

Check him out on YouTube: and there is much more …

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“This is banjo wizardry in a style totally unique.Leonplays with brilliance and soul – you don’t always find the two together” — Mike Harding – BBC Radio 

“Leon shines brightest when he whips out a rendition of the Pat Metheny tune ‘James’. With this record he manages to smash all preconceptions about what a banjo can and can’t do and leaves you both satisfied and wanting more.” —Guitarist Magazine

“This record shows how world-class Leon’s playing really is.” — Banjo NewsLetter (USA)

Need I say more? Apart from there will be The Flats Family Band, plus local singers and a surprise guest.

So see you all at Forest Roots on Friday, 27th April at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW.

Starts 8.30pm (Free entry + whip round)

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline


‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:

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Wizz Jones


Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget that on Friday, 25th June we have bluesman, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Wizz Jones A real musician’s musician, cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence and he’s coming to perform for us at Forest Roots! Make sure you don’t miss this night and if you want more information on Wizz there’s loads on the Internet. He even has an entry in Wikepedia!

Friday, 23rd July, Acoustica featuring Paul Kerr, Chris Haigh and Olly Blanchflower. A welcome back to this lively group who play a mixture of Irish and contemporary folk music and will set us up for the summer

Usual venue: the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, E7 0LW.

Usual time: it starts at 8.30pm

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

STOP PRESS…….Forest Voices Choir is now rehearsing for their summer programme of concerts at the Forest Gate Festival and Forest Roots learning summer songs and looking for new members. Come and join us for free workshops to improve your singing skills, learn songs and meet new people in a friendly and relaxed environment. Doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing here’s the opportunity to learn. Everyone welcome. Our next meeting is this Thursday, 24th June, 7-9pm in the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0LW.

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