This summer we’re celebrating the first year of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. The Ensemble celebrates excellence in youth folk music, bringing together talented young folk musicians from across England to create and perform inspiring new arrangements of folk music, and to work with leading folk artists.
Thursday 24 August – Guildhall Theatre, Derby
Friday 25 August – Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Folk Week
Sunday 27 August – Shrewsbury Folk Festival
The young musicians have all achieved a huge amount over the year, and have developed individually and as a group since they first met in October.
Watch this film by Roswitha Chesher to find out what they got up to during their third intensive residential course and first full length concert at Cecil Sharp House.
"Seventeen strong, the NYFE played as a unit and in smaller sections, but worked best and sounded marvelous in their full ensemble when the sweep and swell of strings from half the band really lifted and carried the tunes."
Applications for the 2017-18 National Youth Folk Ensemble are now closed. Auditions for 2018–19 will take place in 2018 – sign up to the EFDSS Education News for details.