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Thread #142146 Message #3276461
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
19-Dec-11 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Child-friendly folk in/near Manchester
Subject: RE: Child-friendly folk in/near Manchester
Yes Folkus does some remarkable work with children in the North west region. Most or at least many of the festivals have people who are interested in children and getting them aboard the folk revival. They will have certainly some ideas for a big city like Manchester, if you ask around intelligently. The Irish community traditionally are welcoming to children interested in folk music - perhaps the Irish centres will have something your friend might like.
Brian Peters works in schools and he lives just the Derbyshire side of the great city. he might know a thing or two. Brian is a wonderful artist and the soul of friendliness - I'm sure he will help if he can. You can PM him.
I suppose it all depends what you want.
Sounds like Dave Grocking is in desperate need of a friendly audience - perhaps he will give a concert for your friend's child in the fromt room - show him what folk music is really about! Get the little fellow off on the right foot, as it were.