Registration is now open for the National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days taking place across the country in May and June 2018.
Six excellent artists have been selected as musicians in residence at museums in Wakefield, Greenwich and Reading in an ambitious new scheme run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, with funding from Help Musicians.
The long-running New Roots competition for young musicians under the age of 25 who sing or play traditionally-based music is open for entries for 2018.
The Graeme Miles Bursary is designed to develop the careers of emerging folk artists or groups from or based in the North East of England. The bursary is funded and administered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and funded by The Unthanks through fundraising concerts.
The 2017 award of £1,200 has been presented to Alasdair Paul, who was chosen by a selection panel including Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.
Perspectives on women's contributions to folk song, folklore and cultural traditions
Saturday 9 June 2018, University of Sussex