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At the heart of English folk

New Roots competition for young musicians open for entries

The long-running New Roots competition for young musicians under the age of 25 who sing or play traditionally-based music is open for entries for 2018.

Organised by St Albans Folk Music, New Roots provides performance opportunities for young musicians performing traditionally-based music. Entrants may perform traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, either traditional or self-penned.

Judging this year’s competition will be Emily Askew, Jamie Roberts, Andy Stafford and Valmai Goodyst.

Entrants will be required to submit a 15-minute recording of their music. Successful applicants will be invited to perform at the final in St Albans.

Closing date for entries is 31 January 2018.

Find out more and enter at the New Roots website



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