Welcoming young people to Cecil Sharp House to explore folk music, dance and song from Britain and beyond.
I loved making new songs and performing with new people. I also loved the morris dancing!
Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians the chance to:
Courses are friendly, flexible and responsive to all young people's needs and abilities.
Led by a team of skilled and engaging folk educators - no previous folk experience is required and no two courses are the same!
Taking part in one of our holiday courses can contribute to an Arts Award Discover, Explore or Bronze Award. For more information, visit our Arts Award page.
For 9–19 year olds
Monday 12 – Friday 16 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Course fee: £160 | £100 concessions (advance booking required)
Creative summer school for young musicians
Join us for a week packed with folk music, song and dance tuition built around your skills and your ideas.
Led by leading professional folk artists, David Delarre (guitar) with Beth Gifford (fiddle), who will be joined for two days by guest tutor, Hannah James (clog, song and accordion).
This friendly and flexible course gives you the space to develop your skills, learn something new and play with other young musicians in our beautiful home in Camden.
For all instrumentalists aged 9 – 19, from those who are able to play a basic tune (so not absolute beginners) to those who are more advanced and are looking for new challenges.
No folk experience is necessary and all instruments are welcome.
During the week we: play music by ear; explore harmonies, riffs, chord sequences and folk techniques; create arrangements in small and big bands; sing and explore the history and culture of folk songs; try new instruments or dance forms and perform to friends and family.
Taking part in Get Your Folk On! can contribute to an Arts Award Discover, Explore (7+) or Bronze Award (11+) for an additional cost. For more information, visit our Arts Award page.
If you would like more information about this week, please do get in touch with us.
For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends
Friday 16 August, 1 - 3pm
Fee: £12 | £8 concessions (advance booking required)
Assistant / carer ticket is free
Explore and create folk music and song together in an inclusive, sensory environment. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. No prior experience of playing music required.