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At the heart of English folk


Many talented musicians applied for the second cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble and 18 players have been selected to form the 2017–18 Ensemble.  

The Ensemble will meet for residential courses in different parts of England:

  • Somerset (22-27 October 2017)
  • Northumberland (13-18 February 2018)
  • East/South East England (5-10 April 2018)
  • Summer Tour (late July/early August 2018)

Confirmed performances include 17 February 2018 at Sage Gateshead (supporting Leveret) and 9 April 2018 at Cecil Sharp House

Sam Sweeney will continue as Artistic Director. The tutor team will include Rob Harbron, Miranda Rutter, Emma Reid, Becky Price, Andy Cutting, Sarah Hayes and Saul Rose.  

Applications will open in early 2018 for the third cohort – find out more here.

National Youth Folk Ensemble on Instagram

See highlights from the Ensemble's residential courses and performances