Folks & Bairns – Parent and Baby Choir
Folks & Bairns is a parent and baby choir based at Windmill Hill City Farm, enabling grown-ups to sing together in a relaxed and baby-friendly environment. It is run by Natural Voice Leader, musician and folk singer Rosie Sleightholme.
Every voice is welcomed, no singing experience is necessary and all songs are taught by ear.
Upstairs training room, Windmill Hill City Farm
Pay termly (works out at £6 a session)
Limited numbers so booking is essential: Email email@example.com
“Rosie runs a wonderful choir, it is so welcoming and friendly. It’s lovely to sing something other than nursery rhymes but to still be in a really baby friendly environment. My daughter loves seeing all the other babies each week and really benefits from seeing the older babies. She sat for the first few times at choir copying the older children.” Beth Freeman-Coad
“Rosie is a joy to be taught by, she has inspired me with confidence to sing out no matter how much I judge the sound I make, and the sessions are gentle and fun. I thoroughly recommend!” Rebecca Burton
For more info, see links below:
Classic FM wrote a lovely piece about us, which has videos and explains Rosie’s ethos as a choir leader: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/parent-and-baby-choir-supporting-new-mums/
BBC Points West featured us on their programme, talking about how singing speeds up recovery from postnatal depression: https://www.facebook.com/folksandbairns/videos/497183501085782/
BBC News also featured us on their website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-48929603/mum-sets-up-baby-friendly-choir-in-bristol
BBC Radio Bristol interviewed Rosie and choir member Ari, and then Rosie again (the second interview is also on the Soundcloud page): https://soundcloud.com/user-47682993/bbc-bristol-interview