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Becks Advice for a newbie to the folk scene? (46) Advice for a newbie to the folk scene? 20 Nov 08


I have just started to play fiddle again after 10 years of doing absolutely nothing (finished school got a job and forgot about music for a while). I'm 28 so not young and not old.
I started to play the guitar and sing in folk clubs in May this year (2008) and have received some complimentary comments and encouragement. I play with a band Blind Summat and support the wonderful Wendy Arrowsmith by playing fiddle for her at her gigs. I would like to make a go of it myself as a solo performer and I have no idea where to start!

I have started with a myspace page www.myspace.com/rebekahfindlaymusic and have some rough tracks (recorded live) on there. My material is a mix of self penned and covers by the likes of Richard Thompson, Ray Lamontagne, Kate Rusby plus some unusual choices, I am building on my traditional songs so I will have a wider appeal. I am currently working on a demo cd and an album at the moment. I am lucky enough not to work and am willing to throw everything I have at this.

I would really like to make a go of some sort of music career and don't really know where to start. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Becks


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