Jackdaws Songbirds by Alan Denison (Frome Wessex Camera Club) at Frome Festival 2019

Jackdaws Songbirds are a friendly, informal choir for adults (but you are most welcome to bring your babies, pre-schoolers and toddlers to the Monday session!)

The three groups meet weekly during term time to sing together in a relaxed environment. There are no auditions, and no previous singing or music experience is required! Songs are taught by ear. Music notation is available to those who read, but reading isn’t necessary. Our aim is to enjoy singing together in harmony and to explore different types of music: traditional, modern and world.

Jackdaws Songbirds

The Monday group meets from 1.30pm – 2.45pm at Rise, Whittox Lane, Frome.

We sing for an hour: parents and carers are welcome to bring toys for the toddlers to play with. We don’t expect pre-schoolers to be quiet, and we don’t expect full attention from parents! In a typical session, children may play on their own for a bit, require some attention for a bit, and may even listen in now and then. At 2.30pm the toys are cleared away and we sing a few songs with the children.

New for 2022 – a Teatime group on Tuesdays from 5pm – 6.30pm.

This group meet at Trinity church hall, Trinity Street, Frome. All ages from 13 years are welcome.

Evening group on Wednesdays from 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

This group meets at Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome. All ages from 16 years are welcome.

All three groups learn roughly the same songs, and all Songbirds singers come together for our informal performances.


Places are available at all Songbirds groups – please contact Caroline for joining information (details below).

For the Monday group, there is a drop-in fee of £5 for each session you attend, or £4 per week if paid as a half term block. Tuesday and Wednesday group fees are paid as a half term block.

For more information, call the Songbirds Leader Caroline Radcliffe on 01373 474200, email jackdawssongbirds@gmail.com