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Relive the National Youth Folk Ensemble's electrifying performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

National Youth Folk Ensemble at Shrewsbury
This summer the National Youth Folk Ensemble 2016-17 celebrated their fantastic year with a tour to Guildhall Theatre in Derby, Whitby Folk Week and Shrewsbury Folk Festival, where they went down a storm!

“…the standard of musicianship on display was quite outstanding. Equally impressive were the gleeful smiles on all their faces.” Gerry Evans, efestivals.co.uk
 
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Youth half term courses

We offer some fantastic opportunities for young people aged between 6–24 to learn and get inspired about folk music, dance and song in the school holidays.

Fun With Folk

Mon 23 October,

10.30am–4pm

For 6–8 year olds.
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Get Your Folk On! Juniors

Get Your Folk On! Juniors

Tue 24 October,

10.30am–4.30pm

For 9–12 year olds.
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Get Your Folk On!

Get Your Folk On!

Wed 25 to Fri 27 October,

10.30am–4.30pm

For 12–19 year olds.
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Get Your Folk On! Plus

Thu 26 October,

10.30am–4pm

For 6–8 year olds.
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Cello Folk

Cello Folk!

Sunday 8 October 2017

An opportunity for young cellists, Grade 1 - 5 standard, to explore folk music from the British Isles.  Learn traditional tunes by ear, and creative building blocks to make your own arrangements. Presented by the London Cello Society, in collaboration with EFDSS.
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Youth Ceilidh

Sunday 12 November

Dance your socks off to some energetic English ceilidh music with musicians Nick Hart and Dave Delarre and caller Gwennie Chatfield.

Come with your friends or on your own. Suitable for all levels of experience as a caller will show you the moves and the dances will be walked through. Refreshments available.

For 12–19 year olds.

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Youth Forum

 

Interested in gaining experience in producing and marketing youth events, meeting folk artists, attending gigs, and taking an active role in what happens at Cecil Sharp House?

We are looking for new members to join the EFDSS Youth Forum!

For 14-21 year olds (disabled young people up to 24 years old) who are passionate about the folk arts.  
 

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Coming up in November

Folk Educators Group

The next one-day practitioner development meeting will take place on 13 November at Sunbeams Music Centre, Penrith.
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Folk singers

Introduction to Folk Song in England

Sunday 19 November, 10.30am–4.30pm

Internationally published Folklorist Steve Roud and Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archive Director Laura Smyth present this popular introductory level study day exploring the history of English folk song.

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Resource of the Month

Resource Bank

Black History Month

Looking for creative ways to explore Black History Month? We are delighted to share our specially created resource.

Black sailors

Black Sailors and Sea Shanties

The resource pack explores the influence of black sailors on sea shanties and presents three songs with accompanying sheet music, recordings and activities, arranged by artists Adriano Adewale and Hazel Askew.

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Photo credits:
Youth Forum by Camilla Greenwell
Folk Educators Group by Rachel Elliott
Get Your Folk On! Plus by Jake McPherson
All other photos by Roswitha Chesher

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