New support for young Lichfield folk musicians

Wildfire Folk

Wildfire Folk

A Lichfield music group is celebrating after receiving backing from the National Lottery.

Wildfire Folk – the Lichfield youth folk ensemble made up of members aged 11 to 25 – will receive funding through Arts Council England.

Under the musical directorship of Paloma Trigas (Urban Folk Quartet/Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble), Wildfire Folk offers young people the opportunity to get tuition in instruments and stagecraft as well as in song writing and musical arrangement.  The result is an eclectic group of musicians who play exciting and vibrant interpretations of folk and roots based music.

Having already performed at the Fuse Festival, Samuel Johnson Tercentenary Celebrations and the Lichfield Folk and Roots Festival, Wildfire Folk are quickly developing a reputation for themselves.

Seventeen-year-old Maddy Sutton said:

“It’s helped me improve my musical ear and let go on stage!”

The group are now looking for other venues to showcase their talents and are also searching for new members. Anyone who has reached a minimum standard equivalent to Grade 2 in any instrument and who can make the bi-weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings in Lichfield can join.

For more details call 01543 414505 or email chrispattison10@googlemail.com.

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