Saturday 25 May
Newhampton Arts Centre
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2019–20 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with folk artists Sam Partridge, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble
To register for a Sampler Day you will need to:
• be aged 14-18 on 1 September 2019
• live in England
• be able to play confidently on your chosen instrument
Sampler Days are free to attend and open to players of any instrument. Playing and learning will be done by ear.
If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend a Sampler Day to start the audition process – visit efdss.org/youthfolk to find out more about auditioning.
The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society programme, funded by Arts Council England.