Youth Folk Sampler Days 

Published on 29/04/2020

We are happy to say that the Youth Folk Sampler Days will happen online in May 2020! They have cancelled the events scheduled in venues due to the coronavirus pandemic, and are encouraging young musicians to take part from home. 

The National Youth Folk Ensemble team will deliver virtual workshops introducing young musicians to folk tunes, techniques and creative ideas. They are planning a mix of pre-recorded tutorials and interactive activities using readily available online technology. 

Please register for your preferred Sampler Day date via their website. 

Each date is still tied to the venue where it would have taken place – but wherever you live in England, you can now apply for any of the eight dates. 

Young musicians can still audition for the 2020-21 National Youth Folk Ensemble by registering for a Youth Folk Sampler Day. They hope that the final auditions will still happen in person at Cecil Sharp House on 11 and 12 July 2020. If this is not possible, they will organise alternative provision.