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At the heart of English folk


Plans are progressing for a packed year of 2018/19 activities by the National Youth Folk Ensemble. These talented young folk musicians from across England are the third cohort of the Ensemble, and the final year-group to work with the Ensemble’s inaugural Artistic Director, Sam Sweeney.

Following a week’s residency in North Yorkshire, Leveret and the National Youth Folk Ensemble presented a free performance at Giggleswick School’s Richard Whiteley Theatre in Settle for local school children. Youth music charity NYMAZ live-streamed the event to schools around the country and it can still be viewed online at

In April the Ensemble performed at Cecil Sharp House,  and in the summer they will go to Wickham Festival (2 August) and Sidmouth Folk Festival (4 August).  They will also deliver a youth workshop in Sidmouth on 5 August.