National Youth Folk Ensemble

The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society project supported by Arts Council England and was launched in October 2016, bringing together talented young folk musicians from across England. During the year, the 14-18 year old musicians participate in four intensive weeks of music-making in different parts of England, working with folk luminaries such as Sam Sweeney (Artistic Director 2016-18), Rob Harbron, Miranda Rutter, Andy Cutting, Jenn Butterworth, Sarah Hayes and Saul Rose. The Ensemble celebrates its first year together in a summer tour showcasing 17 talented instrumentalists performing new folk arrangements.

Appearing on: Friday