We’re so proud of everything our National Youth Folk Ensemble has achieved so far - under the guidance of Artistic Director Sam Sweeney, our first cohort have been busy all year rehearsing and meeting with a wonderful range of guest tutors. They've even supported Leveret at The Met in Bury!
September sees the start of a new programme of concerts at the home of English folk by contemporary traditional performers, featuring the songs that have been loved, sung and shared for generations.
We are delighted to be hosting our first conference exploring ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes, their history and transmission.
We are delighted to be partnering with the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life to offer folk music artists an exciting creative and learning opportunity.
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is very excited to announce that its main reading room is to undergo a major refurbishment this summer to create a better space for users to discover and explore the English folk arts.