Folk Factory Schools
Carfield Primary School: Tuesdays 12:15–12:45
Newfield Secondary School: Mondays after school
The Folk Factory is a music ensemble dedicated to exploring folk music, tunes, songs and dance from around the world in a fun and friendly way. We learn by ear, write and arrange our own pieces and do lots of performances, in Sheffield and much further afield! Our aim is to connect and engage young people with their folk heritage in lively and relevant ways, learning traditional tunes and creating new ones.
No grades needed, open to any instruments, but basic knowledge of your instrument is required.
Each group is £4 per week, billed termly. Use the pane here to book for next term!
At Folk Factory we pride ourselves on being an open and inclusive community, creating a place and part for everyone, regardless of experience. The ensemble is led by the ideas and needs of the young musicians, so youth voice is very important to us! Come along to develop your musicianship and confidence, in a fun and creative ensemble. We have created quite a community over the years, and many of our young people meet up to play outside of the ensemble, forming their own sessions, jams, ceilidhs and bands, or just to hang out and have fun. The young musicians can also benefit from the contacts and support we can offer if they wish to pursue folk music further- many of our musicians perform yearly at Cambridge Folk Festival, so the ensemble is a great place to meet and perform with like-minded musicians.
For more information, please get in touch!