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Alan Day Childrens Folk Education in the UK (21) Childrens Folk Education in the UK 27 Jan 12

I am interested in the promotion of Folk Music for children, This is the future of Folk music and new talent needs to be recognised and developed both at school and in Folk activities. How I saw it was a regional team of Folk artists providing a concert aimed at children, including children put forward by the teachers,this will of course create a further interest by their parents. I was not aware that EFDSS had a programme of this sort but there was sufficient interest in my proposition to at least see if they were running a programme of this sort. I thought it only right and proper to approach them before investigating the situation further.
I contacted EFDSS on
and they kindly responded by saying that they do in fact run a scheme for Folk Education for schools (They have been asked to include colleges in this)and have received a grant for this work.
I am posting this information because many (including me) was not aware of this activity and that it is possible for you to have your say and join the educational group. The next meeting is to discuss this very point at C#House.
If this is not handled correctly of course it could kill a child's interest in Folk Music for good.

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