The award-winning folk duo Dala— Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther — and veteran music industry journalist, Larry LeBlanc, will together lead the 10th Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop.
The workshop will take place Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Brewery Bay’s event room, Down by the Bay, in downtown Orillia (117 Mississaga East).
“I’m delighted that Sheila and Amanda have agreed to co-host the upcoming workshop,” says LeBlanc. “They have had a long association with our community. I’ve known them for a decade, and we did a workshop together at the 2014 festival.”
The Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriters Workshops represent another important step in the Mariposa Folk Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting Ontario singer/songwriters.
To date, such leading Canadian singer/songwriters as Jim Cuddy, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Bruce Good, Amelia Curran, Shirley Eikhard, Liam Titcomb, Jadea Kelly, and Ariana Gillis have guested.
The workshop series, aimed at reaching singer/songwriters aged 12-25 throughout Ontario, provides participants with an opportunity to meet and interact with professional singer/songwriters and music industry figures, as well as build relationships with other young singer/songwriters.
The event is free, but is restricted to participants and guardians. There is no public audience. Young songwriters participating may perform their songs. Lyric sheets are welcome.
Those interested may register early by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can register at the door the night of the showcase.