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At the heart of English folk

Youth Folk Opportunities

There are lots of ways for young people to get involved in folk music through a wide range of organisations in England.

The English Folk Dance and Song Society produces a directory of Youth Folk Opportunities around England. Our PDF directory is produced as part of our National Youth Folk Ensemble programme, which aims to promote, develop and link youth folk music activities across England.

The directory shares a selection of regional and national opportunities for young people who play or are interested in exploring folk and traditional music. These include folk bands, summer schools, competitions, courses, bursaries, and creative learning projects.

Youth Folk Opportunities: cover showing young players
Download the PDF

Youth Folk Map

This map shows some of the current youth folk music activity in England. 

We are keen for this map to keep growing and we want to hear from you! If you run a youth folk music activity in England and would like to add to our data, please fill in this questionnaire