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 opportunities are awarded to the most appropriate acts. In 2019, these included performance opportunities at, Upton-on-Severn, Leigh, Broadstairs, St Albans, Sidmouth, Bromyard, St Neots, Leigh, Gate to Southwell and Warwick Folk Festivals and at folk clubs, including Redbourn, Walthamstow, Chesham, Stockton, Norwich and Lewes. We are now approaching them for opportunities in 2023 for New Roots 2023 finalists.

To enter New Roots 2023, email your completed entry form in Word to We are unable to receive entries in googledocs. In reply, you will receive an email telling you how to upload up to 15 minutes of your music. You can be included in a maximum of two entries.

Closing date now January 31 2023

The final will take place in April 2023 at Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans or online. Performers short-listed by the judges, 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.