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National Youth Folk Ensemble Visit

Earlier this week we had a visit from some wonderful English folk musicians. Soundstorm offered us this lovely opportunity to hear some music from members of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. A group of 5 musicians performed some traditional English folk tunes for some of our pupils. They played the flute, fiddle (violin), viola, piano accordion and button accordion as you can see in the pictures. The ensemble included Sam Sweeney who is the Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble and a member of the acclaimed bands, Bellowhead and Leveret. He is also a previous BBC Folk Musician of the Year winner. On viola was Miranda Rutter (Methera) and on button accordion, Archie Churchill-Moss (Moore Moss Rutter, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys). To play in the National Youth Folk Ensemble you have to be aged between 14 – 18 but you can do one of their taster days when you are 12 years old. Have a look at their website to find out more about them.