Alumni and Tutors from the National Youth Folk Ensemble: Sam Sweeney, Miranda Rutter, Archie Churchill-Moss and alumni from the National Youth Folk Ensemble (fiddles, viola, piano accordion, melodeon, flute, guitar)
Don’t miss this evening of beautiful contemporary folk music from across the Western Isles of Scotland and mainland England.
The concert will start with a short set from young English players, alumni of the English National Youth Folk Ensemble, alongside established English musicians Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret), Miranda Rutter (Methera) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Moore Moss Rutter, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys). The National Youth Folk Ensemble gives the most talented young musicians from across England the chance to compose and perform new folk music with the very best of their contemporaries. The Ensemble has previously performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, and in 2020 will perform at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival for the first time.
Far Flung Collective will then take the stage, returning to Lighthouse after 4 years to launch a new album, following a sold out performance in 2016. Inspired by musical exchanges between Dorset and the Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebrides, the band uses landscape, the environment and common challenges of coastal communities to inspire new music – along with ideas from young people collected from workshops in schools across the Western Isles and Dorset since 2013. The collective has worked with over 10000 young people in over 40 schools in England and Scotland over the past 5 years.
Lighthouse (Poole Arts Centre)
- 21 Kingland Road
- BH15 1UG