New Roots, an event for young musicians

Are you under 25?

Do you sing or play traditionally based music?

This annual event is for young performers of all styles of traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, whether you play traditional material or write your own. Categories are under 18 and 18-24.

There is no one Ďwinnerí, but itís a great day, a chance to get your music heard and loads of great prizes are awarded to the most appropriate acts. Prizes in 2017 included performance opportunities at, Upton-on-Severn, Leigh, Shepley, St Albans, Kimpton, Sidmouth, Bromyardand Warwick Folk Festivals and at folk clubs, including Redbourn, Waltham Abbey, Chesham, Black Swan York, Stockton, Norwich and Lewes.

To enter New Roots 2018, email your completed entry form in Word to In reply, you will receive an email telling you how to upload up to 15 minutes of your music.

Closing date January 31 2018

The final will take place on April 8 2018 at Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans. Performers short-listed by the judges, Emily Askew, Jamie Roberts, Valmai Goodyear and Andy Stafford will be invited to take part.  Further information will be posted on this web site as it becomes available. For enquiries, email or ring 01727 852111.