From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 07 July 2006 14:37
Subject: SEFAN:2006-07-07:02. Fwd: Folk Industry Conference

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From: "Steve Heap" <steve_at_mrscasey_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 7 July 2006 13:31:51 BDT
Subject: Folk Industry Conference

July 2006


Dear Colleagues,

The Folk Industry Conference 9-11 March 2007, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

FolkArts England, responsible for the running of the Association of Festival Organisers Conference, Folk Arts Network Conference and other training projects is launching a Folk Industry Conference to take place at Bosworth Hall, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. 
Since the 1960s Folk Music has had its ups and downs but as you will have read in the press “Folk is (now) Cool.”  Never has there been so much interest in our music.  I would like to offer you this event to meet with hundreds of other people working in this genre, to discuss key issues, to hear from each other and key guest speakers, and through a unique networking opportunity share your experiences.  Please find below a list of the industry sectors that we believe will be interested in contributing to and attending this conference.

Why Have A Conference?
Media attention is on the young and new wave of the folk scene.  The industry that backs them up and keeps the pot boiling is made up of a wide range of people and companies.  Talking and working together will provide a stronger network and opportunity that can keep folk music in the forefront for many more years.  This Conference will show the music world that we are not just a passing fancy, but a serious music to be valued.

With A Little Help!

What I need from you at this early stage is some indication as to whether you think it is a good idea?  Would you attend? And if so would you be interested in speaking, joining a panel or coming up with key issues that effect you and your business in the UK folk scene today.
I would appreciate any assistance you can offer and would ask you to take a few moments to follow the link below and complete the survey or drop me a line back with any subjects or ideas, however off the wall or strange they may seem.  The sifting process to prepare a busy and attractive agenda that would be of value to all delegates is already underway. 


Please click here for the survey
I hope you are interested and I look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Best wishes,


Steve Heap
Industry Sectors:
CD Distributors and Producers
Folk Development
Promoters – Venue
Promoters – Local Authority
Festival Organisers
Service Providers
Ritual Dance
Media – Print
Media – Broadcast
Retail & Manufacture
Youth Workers
Education Sector
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