National Youth Folk Ensemble


The National Youth Folk Ensemble brings together talented young folk musicians from across England. Sparks invariably fly when they create their own contemporary takes on traditional music from England and beyond. These exceptional 14-18 year olds meet four times a year for intensive weeks of music-making, led by Artistic Director Sam Partridge, with top folk musicians including Rob Harbron, Emma Reid, Miranda Rutter, Andy Cutting and Sam Sweeney.

This performance will be a celebration of the 2019-20 Ensemble’s year together. Expect modern arrangements of folk tunes, alongside new compositions drawing on traditional music, all created and performed by these rising stars.  

The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society programme supported by Arts Council England.

To find out more information, including how to join the Ensemble, visit