Join the National Youth Folk Ensemble 2017-18

Sign up to attend a free Sampler Day at a venue near you

National Youth Folk Ensemble

 

The National Youth Folk Ensemble is for talented young instrumentalists aged 14- 18 who are dedicated to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!

Ensemble members will participate in four weeks of intensive residential courses in different parts of England and receive high quality tuition and guidance from leading folk musicians. They will develop skills in performance, arrangement and leadership as well as give public performances.

Saturday 27 May

Colston Hall, BRISTOL

Sunday 28 May

Royal Northern College of Music,
MANCHESTER

Monday 29 May

Sage Gateshead, GATESHEAD

Tuesday 30 May

University of Sheffield, SHEFFIELD

Wednesday 31 May

Stamford Arts Centre, STAMFORD

Friday 2 June

The Anvil, BASINGSTOKE

Saturday 3 June

Cecil Sharp House, LONDON

Sunday 4 June

mac, BIRMINGHAM

 

Sampler Days are an inspiring introduction to the Ensemble, including free creative workshops with Artistic Director Sam Sweeney, short individual auditions and a Q&A. To register for a Sampler Day, musicians should be aged between 14 and 18 on 1 September 2017, live in England, be able to play confidently on any instrument and have an interest in folk music. Young musicians who meet the criteria but don’t wish to audition for the Ensemble are welcome to take part in the workshops.

For more information visit the National Youth Folk Ensemble website

Workshops

From time to time groups or organisations hold one-off workshops that are open to everyone - details will be uploaded here as we have them.

Follow the links below for more detailed information on regularly occuring workshops and courses.

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