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New Initiative

Following what has probably been one of the most disastrous years for Folk Music in recent times and, when recovery and revitalisation of the Australian folk sector has never been more important Folk Alliance Australia launches National Industry Awards.

New National Folk Music Industry Awards to be launched in 2021

Folk Alliance Australia believes that Folk Music needs to have a higher profile in the national Music and Arts industries. For this reason we will present the inaugural national  Australian Folk Music Industry Awards in 2021.
We will release details of these awards in March and entries will open in May. A National Folk Awards event will be staged live and livestreamed nationally in October.

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Pam Merrigan
About Pam Merrigan 13 Articles
Currently President, FFNSW. Previously Artistic and Managing Director National Folk Festival (8yrs). Experienced Artistic Director with a demonstrated history of working in the festival and music events industry. Skilled in Event & Festival Management, Social Media, and Music Industry. Worked successfully with a broad range of individuals, groups and organisations as curator, creative facilitator, performer and arts administrator. Strong arts and professional music background with a life long and passionate engagement with the folk arts in all their diverse forms. Performed in folk and trad. music bands including Coolfinn Mac, Coast Ceili Band, Bush Bandicoots (twice winners of National Battle of the Bush Bands, Tamworth Country Music Festival) and, Rum Culls. 20 years in music education both at secondary level and free-lance. Holds a MMus degree (UNSW).

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