The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) programme that celebrates youth folk music, bringing together folk musicians from across England to create and perform inspiring new arrangements and work with leading folk artists.
Each sampler day features music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter, plus a Q&A with ensemble staff.
If you'd like to apply for the ensemble, there will also be the opportunity on the sampler day to start the audition process. The ensemble includes four weeks of intensive courses, tuition from leading folk musicians and performances at festivals and venues around England.
To apply to attend a sampler day, see below for all dates and visit the EFDSS website to register your place.
26 May - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
27 May - National Centre for Early Music, York
28 May - Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
29 May - Cornerstone, Didcot
31 May - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
01 June - Cecil Sharp House, London
02 June - Ebenezer Hall, Okehampton
03 June - Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms, Derby