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English Folk Dance and Song Society Roundtable
On Monday 20th January, Sound Connections were invited by the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House to host a lively and engaging roundtable discussion between leading lights of the folk world about ideas for a National Youth Folk Ensemble.
The round table was the next step in an open consultation between Sound Connections and folk professionals from across the country, which follows an extensive survey exploring of thoughts and views on the possibility of a project such as this.
The day consisted of a presentation of the survey findings, a presentation from EFDSS Education Director, Rachel Elliott, of existing national models and folk music opportunities for young people. Attendees then discussed the opportunities presented by a national folk programme, covering everything from structure to size, and ethos to outcomes, especialy keeping young people and folk music at the heart of the process. The roundtable discussion, like the survey, garnered an extremely positive response to the idea of a national folk group for young musicians, which kick-started an exciting process of bringing together the ideas of many passionate individuals to envision the possibilities of such a project.
The event was facilitated by Sound Connections Director Philip Flood, Programme Manager Lawrence Becko and Research Assistant Sian Dicker, a member of our Wired4Music council for young leaders. Sound Connections will produce a full report on the consultation so watch this space.
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Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,