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Inset training opportunity for music teachers from EFDSS

Using folk music in the classroom: INSET training at CSH

Hi

EFDSS are delighted to be a cultural partner for A.N.D’s creative INSET programme 2018/19, delivering this jam-packed training day at CSH on 14 June, 2019. It’s free, for primary, secondary and SEN/D teachers across London, and full of creative resources and ideas for using folk music and song in your classroom.

https://www.anewdirection.org.uk/what-we-do/schools/schools-inset-programme/using-folk-music-and-song-in-the-classroom

We hope you can join us!

Cassie

Folk Music degree offered at Leeds College of Music

Hello, I am writing to let you know more about our BA (Hons) Folk Music degree at Leeds College of Music, a state-of-the-art conservatoire. You can find out all about the course on our website and by watching our course film below.

I would also like to invite you to our Folk Showcases which are on: · Wednesday 28th November 6-7pm · Wednesday 6th March 2019, 6-7pm Both events will be followed by a session including staff and student performers. Please do pass on this invite and email to anyone in your networks who may find it of interest. If you have any questions about Leeds College of Music, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Kind Regards, Rachael Sutcliffe Programme Leader, Folk Leeds College of Music

r.sutcliffe@lcm.ac.uk  follow link here to watch: Folk Video

Find out more at our Open Day on 5th January Book your place Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, UK, LS2 7PD www.lcm.ac.uk hello@lcm.ac.uk 0113 222 3400

Extent Autumn 2018 published

Editor Anthony Keen has just released the new issue of Extent, featuring information on the 2019 season of Folk Camps, an update on the Party Band Project progress over its first year, report of the 50th anniversary celebrations, and creative work inspired by Folk Camping experiences, great and small! Download it here. Printed copies can be supplied from the office for those who don’t use email or web. To request a printed copy please contact the office: info@folkcamps.co.uk

EFDSS trainee vacancy (22 Oct last day)

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is looking to appoint a trainee to work with the folk dance tutor in our weekly English social folk dance class.

The traineeship is part of EFDSS’ on-going commitment to develop good practice and skills in English social folk dance. We are looking for an aspiring folk dance tutor / caller who wishes to develop their teaching and calling skills, increase their knowledge of dances and their historical context, and who would benefit from assisting a professional tutor.

Visit https://www.efdss.org/efdss-about-us/work-here/vacancies for further information and to apply.

Closing date: Monday 22 October 2018.
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 8 November 2018.

EFDSS vacancy

Notification via the Folk Educators group at EFDSS:

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is looking to appoint a trainee to work with the folk dance tutor in our weekly English social folk dance class.

The traineeship is part of EFDSS’ on-going commitment to develop good practice and skills in English social folk dance. We are looking for an aspiring folk dance tutor / caller who wishes to develop their teaching and calling skills, increase their knowledge of dances and their historical context, and who would benefit from assisting a professional tutor.

Visit https://www.efdss.org/efdss-about-us/work-here/vacancies for further information and to apply.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22 October 2018.
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 8 November 2018.

EFDSS Folk Educators News

Please save the date!

The 2019 Folk Education Development Day

will be on Saturday 9 February at Cecil Sharp House, London. The focus will be on Caller Training –

(more details will be forwarded in due course through Folk Camps representative on the Folk Educators group).

Also Baring Gould Folk Song School:

We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances Chris Coe is unable to join us this year, and we are pleased to say that JAMES FINDLAY will be joining us as guest tutor at this year’s Baring-Gould Song School.

Spaces still available, please see below for more details of what to expect:

Dedicated to local folk song collector Revd Sabine Baring-Gould the annual Folk Song School gives you time out to concentrate on your own singing: your voice, your performance, your repertoire.

Held at Wren Music’s headquarters Ebenezer Hall, a converted chapel in the delightful moorland town of Okehampton. You can find accommodation to fit most pockets, with hotels and guest houses, and YHA, and there are spaces for camping/camper vans at the Youth Hostel.

The Wren team is led by co-founders Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker, who will have spent most of this summer taking English folk song to other parts of Europe as far apart as Iceland and Sardinia.

Each day, tuition is done in a range of settings from large group work, to one-to-one surgeries with the tutors, and many additional small group sessions are developed as the week goes on.

Topics include: finding your strong voice, pitching, building your repertoire, understanding traditional songs and singers, accompaniments, overcoming nerves and so on . . .

The week is suitable for first time singers through to professionals – and the emphasis is on learner led activities, one-to-one and/or small group working with individual tutors and peer support.

Price: £300:

Plus an option on a £25 Baring-Gould Folk Weekend ticket (26th to 28th October)

For more details contact:    Marilyn Tucker, Artistic Director

Wren Music, Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR

marilyn@wrenmusic.co.uk     Tel: 01837 53754  www.wrenmusic.co.uk

EFDSS Artistic Director opportunity with National Youth Folk Ensemble

EFDSS Folk Educators group message (via Mick Davis)

We are now on the lookout for the next Artistic Director for the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

This is a freelance role for an exceptional folk music performer and educator to lead on the artistic vision of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. With a strong knowledge of English folk and traditional music and excellent facilitation and leadership skills, the Artistic Director will inspire and nurture the young musicians, helping them to explore their creativity and develop their performance, arrangement and leadership skills.

Established in 2016 the Ensemble has achieved many successes with inaugural Artistic Director Sam Sweeney at the helm. Now Sam’s term is coming to an end, it’s time for a new musician to bring their ideas to the programme and take up the exciting opportunity to lead the 2019-20 Ensemble.

The Artistic Director will be responsible for delivering high quality learning experiences for National Youth Folk Ensemble members; devising content for Sampler Days and residential courses across England; advising on music leaders; and collaborating with the young musicians and music leaders to create and arrange repertoire for the Ensemble to perform.

Visit www.cecilsharphouse.org/csh-about-us/work-here/vacancies to find out more and apply.

Applicants should complete the EFDSS application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. CVs will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@efdss.org for the attention of Rosie Baker.

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8 October at 9am.

Interviews and music leading auditions will be held on Sunday 4 November in London.

50th birthday celebration weekend or day bookings available

Our 50th birthday party celebrations are all planned for the afternoon and evening of the August Bank Holiday weekend camp at Fowlmere, featuring a hot buffet dinner and ceilidh with the Folk Camps Party Band.  If you can’t come for the whole weekend, day tickets are also available.

They can be booked through the Programme page on the website or directly here.

Hope to see you there for the whole weekend or just for Sunday