Folk Alliance Australia would like to congratulate this year’s Young Artist of the Year, Monique Clare!
Monique Clare is a cello-wielding songstress, hailing from the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Between ongoing explorations into traditional folk from Scotland, Sweden and the USA, a classical cello degree, a Gregorian Chant-infused upbringing and a Beyonce obsession, her songs are a melting pot of eclectic influences. This year sees her embarking on a solo project, after years of playing in various folk bands including The Mulberry Collective, Maja, and Rhiannon & Monique.
Melbourne-based sister duo, Charm of Finches, were awarded the Jim Macquarie Honourable Mention.
2017 Young Showcasing Artists:
Mel Taylor & The Sunchasers