The St. John's Folk Arts Council
presents


THE 6TH ANNUAL YOUNG FOLK AT THE HALL WORKSHOPS AND CONCERT



Do you play a traditional musical instrument or sing folk songs???


Hi Folks,

Well another year has rolled around and we are, once again, getting set to produce the Young Folk at the Hall event again in 2007. Please note that we will be getting together in January this year.

This year the Concert in the LSPU Hall will take place on Sunday, January 21st . The Saturday afternoon workshops will be held on Saturday, January 13th and Saturday, January 20th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. at Holy Cross Elementary, 145 St. Clare Avenue, St. John's.

To reiterate, the purpose of the workshops will be to give the young musicians an opportunity to share their talents with other young musicians in an informal setting; to develop musical relationships among the young musicians; and primarily, to foster the idea that playing music in a "session" setting is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity. The content of the Sunday afternoon concert will emanate from these two workshops.

We would encourage young folk, especially those familiar with the format of the workshops, to think about bringing some new repertoire to the mix, so to speak. Perhaps choose a piece of music or song that is not commonly performed. If you need advice about this, get in touch with me.

Once again, several of our seasoned members will facilitate these workshops sessions. The workshops will give the young musicians and singers an opportunity to talk to and play with regular session players, learn more about their instrument of choice (voice included) and explore the possibility of musical liaisons with their peers and have FUN!!!!!.

The workshops will be free of charge, sponsored by the SJFAC, and any proceeds from the concert will help produce the Neil Murray Stage at the annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in August. If you are interested please reply/register by filling out the details below and mail (or email) it to the return address as soon as possible. If you know of any interested young musical friends please ask them to get in touch with me. Unfortunately space is limited so please register early.

Yours truly,

Fergus O'Byrne


email:    fobyrne@nl.rogers.com
phone:   (709) 576-4759
P.O. Box 411 St. John's, NL A1C 5J9



Session Workshops
DATE: SATURDAYS, JANUARY 13 & 20, 2007
TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
PLACE: Holy Cross Elementary, St. Clair Avenue, St. John's
COST: Free, but registration is required (see below):



TO REGISTER, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM:



Name: ________________________________

Age: ___________

Instrument and/or voice: __________________



Dates:  January 13 and 20 (workshops), January 21, 2007 (concert)


Please return this form to:

Fergus O'Byrne
P.O. 411
St. John's, NL A1C 5J9

or

email information to
fobyrne@nl.rogers.com

(Space is limited so please register early - call (709) 576-4759 ahead of mailing if you wish)