Applications are now closed for 2016-17
The National Youth Folk Ensemble is for talented young instrumentalists aged 14-18 who are dedicated to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!
Ensemble members will:
Membership is an annual commitment and the first cohort will take part from October 2016 - August 2017.
Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are now closed. We will open recruitment for the 2017-18 cohort in spring 2017. Please sign up for our EFDSS Education News to find out when recruitment opens.
Sampler Days are the first stage of the audition process and will take place across England in May and June.
In 2016 the Sampler Days included creative workshops with Sam Sweeney (Artistic Director 2016-17), Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron, short individual auditions, and a Q&A with Ensemble staff.
Following the Sampler Days, selected musicians were invited to attend a final audition at Cecil Sharp House.