YOUTH FOLK AWARD
The Allen Valleys Folk Festival’s second Youth Folk Award was presented in December last year to Jack Famelton, pictured with event sponsor Gareth Jones, MD of Red Hot Property. 15 year-old Jack from Langley was originally inspired to take up the Northumbrian pipes by a school visit from Kathryn Tickell six years ago. His prize includes £100 cash and a paid performance at this year’s festival in September. Our thanks to Red Hot Property for their enthusiasm and financial support. This year’s Youth Folk Award will be launched in the spring - information to follow here and on social media.