From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 11 January 2007 12:04
Subject: SEFAN:2007-01-11:01. GLEANINGS from FAN News eBulletin 11 January 2007

In this issue we have:

1) Grant Application & Guidance Sessions, 17 January and 21 February 2007, Shropshire     snipped

2) Training for Potential Charities, 18 January 2007, Birmingham     snipped

3) New Roots 2007, Closing Date 31 January 2007

4) Young Storyteller of the Year Award, 17 March 2007, Birmingham

5) Festivals Listing

3) New Roots 2007, Closing Date 31 January 2007

New Roots is an annual event is for young performers of all styles of traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, whether you play traditional material or write your own.  Categories are under 18 and 18-24.  To enter, send a cassette, CD or minidisc with up to 15 minutes of your music to Alison Macfarlane, 40 Warwick Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 4DL. Closing date 31 January 2007.

The final will take place on Sunday April 15 2007 at Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans.  Performers short-listed by the judges, Pete Coe, Laurel Swift, Lynne Heraud and Andy Stafford, will be invited to take part.  Further information will be posted on <MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "" claiming to be outbind://16/>  as it becomes available.  For enquiries, email Alison_dot_Macfarlane_at_lineone_dot_net <
mailto:Alison_dot_Macfarlane_at_lineone_dot_net>  or ring 01727 852111.


4) Young Storyteller of the Year Award, 17 March 2007, Birmingham

The Young Storyteller of the Year Award takes place at mac in Birmingham on Saturday 17 March.  If you want to see what can be done, come along.  If you know any likely young people who you think are ready to step up and tell their tale then point them in the direction of the Traditional Arts Team, fiona_at_tradartsteam_dot_co_dot_uk <
mailto:fiona_at_tradartsteam_dot_co_dot_uk>  Up-to-date information can be found at <>


5) Festivals Listing

English Dance & Song magazine included a list of 2007 festivals, mainly in England, in its Winter 2006 issue which was published in December. The list is also available at <>

The editor, Derek Schofield, is keen to update the online information. If a festival is not listed, organisers are invited to send their details to Derek at eds_dot_editor_at_efdss_dot_org <

The next issue of English Dance & Song is published on 1 March and the copy date for news and adverts is 1 February.


Pete Hart
Information Officer

FolkArts England


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