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National Youth Folk Ensemble holding auditions for new members

Laura  Barnes
National Youth Folk Ensemble holding auditions for new members

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has launched a nationwide search for young musicians to join the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

There will be a series of Sampler Days throughout England during May and June to audition musicians aged 14 to 18.

There are 25 places in the 2017 – 2018 Ensemble to be filled.

Each Sampler Day includes creative workshops with a team of professional folk artists, individual auditions, and a question and answer session with Ensemble staff.
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Selected musicians will be invited to a final audition in London in July.

Supported by Arts Council England. The Ensemble is led by Artistic Director, former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year, Sam Sweeney.

To register for a Sampler Day, musicians have to be aged between 14 and 18 on 1st September 2017, live in England, be able to play confidently on any instrument and have an interest in folk music.

Places on the Sampler Days are free but must be booked at

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