Calling all young folk musicians…

We’re looking for young instrumentalists and singers interested in playing folk music to create the a brand new Lancashire Youth Folk Group.

We will be exploring music from all over the UK with a focus on the communities of Lancashire and we’ll also be creating new music in response to local history. There’ll be the chance to work with some inspiring folk leaders and take part in a collaboration with Radio 2 Folk Award winners, the Young ‘Uns.

We welcome any instrument or voice type. To get the most out of this opportunity we recommend you have reached at least an intermediate level on your instrument/voice, but previous folk experience is not essential and nor is the ability to read notation.

The group will rehearse at Lostock Hall Academy, Todd Lane North, Losotck Hall, Preston PR5 5UR. Rehearsals will be on the following Saturdays from 10am – 3.30pm in the summer term:

Saturday 4 May

Saturday 18 May

Saturday 1 June

Saturday 15 June

The group will then be involved in the Lancashire Sagas project with a rehearsal after school on Wednesday 26 June and performance on Thursday 27 June (more info on this to follow).

As this is a new project, it is FREE to take part. To book your place please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lancashire-youth-folk-ensemble-tickets-60699274163 

For more information email cath.sewell@lancashire.gov.uk