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At the heart of English folk
The Takeover

Applications open for young musicians to perform at 'The Takeover' at Cecil Sharp House

The EFDSS Youth Forum is searching for great folk bands, ensembles and solo artists to play at The Takeover, our flagship youth-led event on Sunday 9 July 2017. If you're aged 12-19 and play folk music, we want to hear from you!

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to perform at Cecil Sharp House and participate in a range of activities including a ceilidh and session. Soundchecks will be from 2pm, and the sessions/concert will take place between 5-9pm.

The EFDSS Youth Forum is a brand new group of young people who have been brought together to gain experience in producing and marketing youth folk events. The Takeover is an event celebrating the best young folk talent, which will be held for the third time in 2017. It will be hosted by the Youth Forum together with the London Youth Folk Ensemble.

To apply to perform at The Takeover, please click the link below and fill out the application form by Friday 17 February and we will contact successful performers in the spring!

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National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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