Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?
Play an instrument confidently?
Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble
Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument.
All playing and learning will be done by ear.
These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process. Click here to find out more about auditioning.
To register for a Sampler Day, click on your preferred date and fill in the form:
Saturday 26 May 2018
Royal Northern College of Music
Sunday 27 May 2018
The National Centre for Early Music
Monday 28 May 2018
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Thursday 31 May 2018
Friday 1 June 2018
Cecil Sharp House
Saturday 2 June 2018
Sunday 3 June 2018
Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms
I absolutely loved this experience and it was very empowering playing with others, playing traditional English tunes but making them our own
Sampler Day participant