Interested in joining NYFTE?

If you're aged at least 10 and less than 18 and interested in joining the team, please get in touch - see the 'contact us' page.

We can offer you:
  • The friendship of young people sharing your interest in folk
  • Opportunities to learn new skills and develop existing ones
  • The chance to learn from respected tutors and your peers
  • Teamwork and a chance to develop your leadership skills
  • Opportunities to perform at festivals and concerts at home and abroad
  • Extra confidence in your own abilities

Each year we hold a variety of training events including a long weekend course at Easter, culminating in a complete display of our repertoire. We then visit a number of folk festivals throughout the Spring and Summer, by invitation.


We welcome general enquiries about membership at any time during the year with selection through audition each Autumn.


Performer Members meet general expenses through a team subscription and also the cost of their food, travel and keep.

Next NYFTE Event


The next event for NYFTE will be the Cause weekend February 17th to 18th 2018. 


For other events see the dates page.


Our supporters are invited to see the first public performance of the 2018 NYFTE repertoire in a concert at Tockington School on April 7th from 14:30 to 17:00