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 great opportunities are awarded to the most appropriate acts. These have included performance opportunities at Upton-on-Severn, Broadstairs, Chippenham, St Albans, Folk East and Sidmouth Folk Festivals and at folk clubs, including Chesham, Stockton and Lewes.

We are now approaching them and others for opportunities for our 2024 finalists. To offer a performance opportunity for New Roots 2024, please complete and return this form.

To enter New Roots 2024, email your completed entry form in Word to info@new-roots.org.uk. Please note that we are unable to receive entry forms in googledocs. In reply, you will receive an email telling you how to upload up to 15 minutes of your music.

Closing date January 31 2024


The final of New Roots 2024 will be on April 7 2024 at Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ or online. Performers short-listed by the judges, will be invited to take part. There is no charge for admission. The judges, George Sansome, Fran Foote, Valmai Goodyear and Andy Stafford will give feedback on performances. Further information will be posted on this web site www.new-roots.org.uk as it becomes available. For enquiries, email info@new-roots.org.uk or ring 01727 852111.