NORTH EAST FOLK COLLECTIVE (NEFCo)
The North East Folk Collective was formed as a voluntary project in Summer 2010 to give advanced young people, with a passion for traditional music, the opportunity to work together to compose, arrange and perform their own music to as wide an audience as possible. Also, to promote the music and talent of Aberdeenshire and the North East at home and away.
The group has gone from strength to strength and recent highlights have included participating and performing at NAFCo, in Derry and Donegal in June 2012 which saw them collaborate with musicians from Sweden, Newfoundland, Ireland and Scotland, Stonehaven Folk Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010,11 and 12. In 2011 they were selected to record their own original compositions as part of a YMI funded studio recording project.
In 2013 they will be performing at the Music For Youth National Festival in Perth Concert Hall, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival and Speyfest (tbc). There are also plans afoot for a North East Folk Collective Big Band project in winter 2013 which will see NEFCo working with up to 10 top traditional musicians from the North East including Jonny Hardie, Davy Cattanach (Old Blind Dogs), James Lindsay (Breabach) and Fraser Fifield (Salsa Celtica) towards a tour and performance at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2013.
The North East Folk Collective are currently recruiting for new members. You need to be able to play Jigs and Reels up to speed (melody players), be totally comfortable and confident on your instrument and have a real passion for Traditional Music. We are particularly keen to hear from whistle/wooden flute players, mandolin/banjo players, singers and accompanying instruments!
For more information please contact Sharon on 07737 228537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.