FAA Youth Artist Award in the bag! And a Canberra Times article!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Back in Brisbane after an incredible festival of gypsy jams, old time sessions and Scottish fiddle hangs, Folk Alliance showcases, hilarious Beach Boys covers (including a dangerous amount of trumpet and melody-pop), old friends, new friends, mind-blowing performances and…

…an award! It means I’ll receive mentoring from the FAA and opportunities to play at national folk festivals over the next year. The Folk Alliance has played a big role in my development over the years as a folk musician. Five years ago, my friend Rhiannon was nominated for the same award as a fiddle player. She asked me (a classical cellist, just graduated from high school) to accompany her. So we smooshed together a 12 minute

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2012! Ah we were so cute!

set of traditional tunes and won the panel over with our cute 17-year-old ridiculousness, matching long hair and I suppose, the promise of potential! We were naive but managed to bumble our way through the folk music industry, eventually morphing into songwriters and forming a four piece band. Five years later, I’ve learnt from an abundance of mistakes, I’ve immersed myself in the folk world through camps, festivals and encouraging friends, and I have clarity about where I am and where I want to be.Β I’ve got a lot to thank them for!

I’m excited about what this year will hold and can’t wait to work with Una McAlinden to keep this solo project moving forward!

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2017 FAA Youth Artist Award. Photo: Ian Fisk

 

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All ten finalist acts, including runners up Charm of Finches. Photo: Ian Fisk

The Canberra Times covered the award with an interview and shoot:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au

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