Join the National Folk Youth ensemble

The EFDSS are inviting teenagers to apply to join the National Youth Folk Ensemble. Applicants will attend sampler days at various venues in England during May and June. Selected musicians will then be invited to attend a final audition at Cecil Sharp House on 9 or 10 July 2016.

Ensemble members will:

  • participate in 4 weeks of intensive residential courses in different parts of England
  • receive high quality tuition and guidance from leading folk artists
  • develop skills in performance, arrangement, leadership and facilitation
  • give public performances

Membership is an annual commitment and the first cohort will take part from October 2016 – August 2017. The residential courses will take place in the school holidays: 23 – 28 October 2016 and February, Easter and summer 2017.

Contact Sarah Jones, Programme Manager for the National Youth Folk Ensemble, on for more information.