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The Sharing

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An informal session at TAFE North, Cairns organised with Mark Fuchilli on 27th July at 11.30am took place where information about the conference, my experience there and the funding I was provided with to get me there was shared with the cohort of students who were studying music and songwriting there. Sharing my experience with the students I was able to let them know the reasons why I chose to attend that particular conference and the value that the program held for me to be able to network with people, share my songs, gain new insights from facilitated workshops conducted by people who came with a wealth of industry experience, to participating in co-writing sessions, publisher pitching sessions and other associated activities.

I was able to let the students know what I needed to do to gain RADF support to receive the grant letting them know that this is something that could be available to them also as artsworkers in this region. It was noted that another funding program runs on the Tablelands as well.

Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and a handout was provided with relevant weblinks and useful resources referenced. It was a receptive audience and I shared two of my original songs before students at the college performed their songs, with a process that revealed constructive comments made to students by students and teachers regarding their performances. It was a pleasure to be there for this part of their performance afternoon. Thank you to teachers - Mark, Mick and Deb and students for having me along for this time of sharing.

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On my return from the conference, gigging opportunities where originals/covers as well as originals only events were sought and at the time of writing this article the following were in place.

Silktones Duo - Strait on the Beach -19 June | 17th July | 28th August | 18th Sept
Shirl - Resonate - Originals only - 7th August
Shirl - Tanks Songwriter Stage - Originals only - 25th September
Shirl - Reef Feast - Palm Cove - 8th October
Silktones - Reef Feast - Palm Cove - 9th October
Silktones - Rock This Country Blue - 15th October
Blue Tonic - Rock This Country Blue - 15th October
Shirl - Tablelands Folk Festival - Curtain Fig Tree Motel - 21st October
Shirl - Tablelands Folk Festival - The Fringe - 21st October
Shirl - Tablelands Folk Festival - Songwriters Competition Judge - 22nd October
Shirl - Tablelands Folk Festival - Songwriters Share Session - 22nd October
Shirl - Tablelands Folk Festival - Yungaburra Pub Lounge

At each of the above performances, some of Shirl's original songs will be interwoven and incorporated.

Information broadcasts about my RADF grant and attendance at the conference was shared via social media pages, Twitter and Facebook and also here on the Shirley Lynn Music website.

If you have missed any of the opportunities for information sharing and would still like to know about the conference and the support provided by Regional Arts Development Fund please don't hesitate to contact me. Phone: 07 40553049 or Email: shirley.lynn@gmail.com

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