My recent interviews with Helen Meissner and artists from the Folkstock music festival have been used by Kate Snowdon on the Folkstock Fesitval: Musical Notes blog!
Kealie Mardell takes a look at Folkstock and the community
“I have always been proud to be from Hertfordshire, I feel it really is the ‘county of opportunity’ as flagged on the signage as you enter the county,” shared Folkstock Managing Director Helen Meissner, as she chatted with local journalist (and UHSU Media great) Kealie Mardell. “Local talent is a critical part of my plans, and the Folkstock Arts Foundation Community Interest Company has been created to guide, support and develop a number of artists of all ages, who write their own acoustic or folk music.”The Foundation’s projects involve one to one sessions, live gigs, performance reviews, live radio slots, photo sessions, recording, marketing advice and practical help. “I have been thrilled that the local Borough and Town Councils have embraced the opportunity to introduce more live artists to their local community. This is really exciting as I now have lots of superb musicians available to play quality gigs, and the stages to put them on!”