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Free Youth Folk Sampler Day
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folk-youth-tasterA free Youth Folk Sampler Day is to be held in Ashford by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in partnership with Tenterden Folk Festival and Kent Music.  The Sampler Day will be held on Sunday 31st May at Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford, TN24 8PB and the day will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. So if you know anyone aged from 12 to 18 who plays an instrument confidently and wants to take part in an inspiring day of music making this is for them.  The sampler day is open to players of any instrument.

On the day they will:
•    Play by ear and develop their creativity
•    Be inspired by top musicians
•    Explore folk music 
•    Find out about the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Each Sampler Day of creative music-making features:
o    workshops with superb musicians who are also highly experienced educators
o    Q&A with Ensemble staff
o    an optional short audition, if you are aged 14+ and want to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble 

Spaces are limited to booking is essential.

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Partnered by Tenterden Folk Festival