The Folk Federation Committee has decided to award the 2023 Folk Tas Grant to Kate Fraser and The Kentish Harp Combo. Kate is a folk musician who plays celtic harp, fiddle, whistle, ukulele and djembe. The grant money will assist the Kentish Harp Combo run children’s Harp and Ukulele Holiday and term time ensemble activities, adult beginner harp classes, weekend workshops and care home activities. The first workshops for children will be held from 15th – 19th January 2024 at the Sheffield Town Hall with the intention of having the children’s group perform at the adult harp weekend’s Sunday afternoon concert. From February 2024 the group intend to run ongoing children’s ensemble classes, beginner adult classes and weekend workshops in Kentish and use harps and ukuleles in local care homes.
The committee look forward to hearing about the progress of all these activities and are very happy to support folk music development in the Kentish municipality.
We would like to give a huge thanks to all the applicants and to you, our Folk Federation members, who enabled this to happen.
The Folk Federation Committee