Anna Lewis


This project involved Calan, a young traditional band from Wales, travelling to the USA and taking part in the North American Folk Alliance Conference. The conference was held in Kansas City, Mo, and is attended by booking agents, festival organisers and venue promoters.

The idea behind this project was to expose Calan to venue organisers and festival promoters with the hope that such organisations would engage the services of Calan. Also it was an opportunity for the band to learn about the infrastructure of the folk and roots music scene in North America and understand how the system works.

Calan applied for a showcase at the conference and were fortunate to be given a half hour slot on one of the performance stages. Also the band were able to play at other areas during the event

The band was able to meet agents and promoters and attend workshops and seminars giving advice and practical help on international touring.

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