A free afternoon of panel discussions, conversations and music for people in the folk, roots and acoustic music sector.
12.30-13.00 | An academic approach to increasing and diversifying English folk
Senior Lecturer at The University of Sheffield, Fay Hield, is about to embark upon a five year academic project to research and recommend ways and techniques to decolonise the folk music sector with a specific focus on folk clubs and songs. How should we explore our intangible cultural heritage and sense of Englishness in a progressive way which celebrates and rejuvenates the folk song traditions? Folk singer Angeline Morrison explores the opportunities and challenges facing Fay as she leads this major piece of academic investigation.
13.00-13.45 | Why you should properly register your recordings
When you’ve recorded your album, there are a number of bureaucratic steps to be taken in order to register it properly. What are these steps, and why should you take the time to ensure your recordings are fully registered?
13.45-14.05 | Virtual Showcase | Lunatraktors
Throughout 2021, English Folk Expo has been creating short virtual showcase films featuring English folk, roots and acoustic artists. Throughout the afternoon, we will be presenting three of these films created at Manchester Folk Festival in October 2021.
The first showcase will present Lunatraktors
14.05-14.15 | BREAK
14.15-15.00 | Meeting the challenge of the climate emergency in the music industry
The climate emergency is the single greatest threat facing our species today. How should the live music sector meet this challenge?
15.00-15.20 | Virtual Showcase | John Kelly
The second of the Virtual Showcase films recorded live at Manchester Folk Festival 2021
This showcase will feature John Kelly
15.20-15.30 | BREAK
15.30-16.15 | Regional Folk Talk – how are regional traditions in England represented, recorded, promoted and shared?
How should the regional traditions of England be represented? A growing number of organisations and musicians are returning to their regional traditional music to consider how to boost engagement, identity and knowledge of our local folk arts.
16.15-16.35 | Virtual Showcase | O’Hooley & Tidow
The final Virtual Showcase for the afternoon, recorded in Theatre 1 at HOME, Manchester.
Presenting O’Hooley & Tidow
All of our Virtual Showcase films can be accessed here.
16.35-16.45 | BREAK
16.45-17.15 | Keynote Interview: Peggy Seeger
Born into folk music’s first family, Peggy Seeger has blazed her own trail artistically and personally. From her youth to her pivotal role in the American and British folk revivals, from her instrumental virtuosity to her tireless work on behalf of environmental and feminist causes, from wry reflections on the U.K. folk scene to decades as a songwriter. Freedman also delves into Seeger’s fruitful partnership with Ewan MacColl and a multitude of contributions which include creating the renowned Festivals of Fools, founding Blackthorne Records, masterminding the legendary Radio Ballads documentaries, and mentoring performers in the often-fraught atmosphere of The Critics Group. Peggy will be interviewed by EFEx Chair of Trustees, folk musician and Head of 7digital Creative, Kellie While.
These sessions are available to watch again for free on Folk Talk Academy alongside past conference panels, webinars, essays and other resources for anyone building a career in the music industry.
All panel discussions will be live closed captioned
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