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At the heart of English folk



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Youth Folk Sampler Days

Youth Folk Sampler Days


Cecil Sharp House, London

Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2019–20 National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Each Sampler Day features music workshops, a Q&A with Ensemble staff, and an optional short audition. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process. 

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About the National Youth Folk Ensemble:

The National Youth Folk Ensemble brings together talented young musicians from across England to create inspiring new arrangements of folk music. Ensemble members participate in residential courses in different parts of England, give public performances, and receive high quality tuition and guidance from leading folk musicians. We are looking for excellent instrumentalists to join the Ensemble in 2019-20.


Promoted by EFDSS

Supported by Arts Council England

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