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Applications Open for National Youth Folk Ensemble

Applications are now open for the National Youth Folk Ensemble. We are looking for talented young instrumentalists who are committed to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!
The first stage of the audition process will be a series of nine Sampler Days taking place at key arts venues and conservatoires in every region of England. Each Sampler Day will be a fun and inspiring introduction to the Ensemble led by Sam Sweeney, Artistic Director 2016-17, and professional folk musicians Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter.

To register for a Sampler Day, musicians have to be aged between 14 and 18 on 1 September 2016, live in England, be able to play confidently on any instrument and have an interest in folk music. Places on the Sampler Days are free but limited and booking is essential.

Click here to book your free place

We want to fill every space on the Sampler Days with young musicians! Please help us to spread the word and if you are able to give out recruitment flyers please contact ensemble@efdss.org

National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days 2016: 
Sunday 8 May – Birmingham Conservatoire, BIRMINGHAM
Saturday 28 May – Sage Gateshead, GATESHEAD
Sunday 29 May – Leeds College of Music, LEEDS
Monday 30 May – Royal Northern College of Music, MANCHESTER
Tuesday 31 May – Derby LIVE, Guildhall Theatre, DERBY
Thursday 2 June – Exeter Phoenix, EXETER
Friday 3 June – Cecil Sharp House, LONDON
Saturday 11 June – West Road Concert Hall, CAMBRIDGE
Sunday 12 June – Cornerstone, DIDCOT

Keep up to date with news about the ensemble at www.efdss.org/nationalyouthfolkensemble and tweet @theEFDSS #youthfolk

Please get in touch if you have any questions: ensemble@efdss.org