Aged 12-19 and interested in folk music? Why not take part in Get Your Folk On!, the English Folk Dance and Song Society's (EFDSS) creative holiday course dedicated to fabulous folk music making!
Get Your Folk On! is for young people aged 12-19 years with varied levels of musical experience, from improvers to advanced players. No previous experience of folk is needed – although we’re always happy to meet folk enthusiasts! Players of all instruments welcome.
Get Your Folk On! is based on folk and traditional music from across the British Isles and beyond.
You do not need to know how to read music as learning is mainly done by ear. We look at developing techniques specific to folk music including improvisation, ornamentation and arrangement.
Everyone also plays together as part of a big folk band, and performs in an informal concert event for family and friends at the end of the week. The course is broken up into different sessions, with options such as song, clog dance, duos and trios, and playing in a folk style.
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House
Fee: £150 (£100 concessions)
Get Your Folk On! is taught by a team of friendly and specialist folk musicians.
Enrolments for Get Your Folk On! are now open!
Payment for the course can be made by credit/debit card or cheque. To pay by card, please contact Imogen on 020 7241 8953 during office hours. If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'EFDSS' and send to Cecil Sharp House for the attention of the Education Department.
It is possible to complete your Bronze level Arts Award during Get Your Folk On! for an additional cost. Participants will take part in workshops before the main day begins, sharing their skills, developing new ideas and building their portfolios. This is a great opportunity to achieve this creative Award.
Find out more about Get Your Folk On! by watching our film showing highlights of previous courses.
Looking for folk music opportunities for children aged 9-12 years? Find out about Get Your Folk On! Juniors!