The group and tutors are really friendly and supportive. My confidence as a performer has increased dramatically since joining this awesome band! I couldn't recommend it more."
Olivia, member of London Youth Folk Ensemble 2013/14
Set up by EFDSS in 2013, the London Youth Folk Ensemble is a group of committed young musicians with a passion for playing and performing folk music.
Meeting monthly at Cecil Sharp House, the Ensemble works with professional folk musicians to create and perform folk music from the British Isles and beyond.
LYFE members play as a whole ensemble, exploring and arranging traditional folk repertoire; develop their performance style and presentation; work in small groups on their own material; develop skills in playing music for dancing; and learn about the history and culture of folk music.
The Ensemble 2015-16 is led by folk artists Laurel Swift with David Delarre.
Sunday 17 July 2016
TWILIGHT SESSIONS, 5pm
12-19 year olds only
Join London Youth Folk Ensemble for sessions, open mic, singarounds and much more. Places are limited and advanced booking is essential.
Showcasing London's talented young folk bands and musicians. This concert wraps up an afternoon of activities for young people, including open mic, ceilidh dancing and sessions, curated by London Youth Folk Ensemble.
Folk by the Oak
Sunday 24 July 2016
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18 September 2016, 2 - 5pm at Cecil Sharp House
This event is an informal open audition and an opportunity to find out more about the Ensemble and whether it is right for you. Everyone wishing to apply for LYFE 2016 /17 (whether or not you have been a member in previous years) must sign up to the Sampler session.
Do you know about our Get Your Folk On! holiday courses for 12 - 18 year olds?
Find out more details here