The St. John's Folk Arts Council
presents


THE 7TH 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 2008. 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 27th. The Saturday afternoon workshops will be held on Saturday, January 19th and Saturday, January 26th 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 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 folk music or song that is not commonly performed. If you need advice about this, get in touch with me or talk to your music teacher.

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 NLFAC, 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 email (or mail) 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
(709) 576-4759
P.O. 411
St. John's, NL A1C 5J9

 

Session Workshops
DATE: SATURDAYS, JANUARY 19 & 26, 2008
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 19 and 26 (workshops)


Please return this form to:

email information to fobyrne@nl.rogers.com (preferred method)

or mail to

Fergus O'Byrne
C/O Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Council
155 Water St.
Box 6283 St. John's, NL A1C 6J9

( Space is limited so please register ASAP)