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Posted By: GUEST,Jon Brenner
12-Aug-04 - 03:51 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
Hi Laura,

I reckon the best advice is get them (and yourself) along to some of the Shooting Roots stuff for a start. It's how many of us first met a lot of our folkie mates, and what's more it's a great laugh.

Shooting Roots (SR) is the part of the festival run by and for 13 to 25 yr olds. It's great.

The SR singing and SR mumming (street theatre) workshops don't really require any previous folk interest and are great fun.

Also, if you/they can be persuaded, often the SR morris workshops have people who haven't done it before, but are really up for having new experiences and making new friends.

Other than SR, get yourself along to the ceilidhs and evening Arts Centre "bops/global dance nights/etc". That's where most of us are, then just natter to people.

Hope this helps, see you at Towersey.