Wildfire Folk 10th Anniversary EP Launch
Friday 17 May 2019: 7.30pm
Wildfire Folk – a talented group of players aged 10 to 25 is the Lichfield Youth Folk Ensemble – a 20-strong band performing around the UK, delivering high-energy folk music – think juicy riffs, mind-blowing percussive rhythms and a lively tune section, combined with an impressive professionalism and great showmanship.
10 years of producing amazing music!
10 years of encouraging youth participation!
10 years of promoting the genre to a new generation!
And now to coincide with the launch of their forth, tremendous, EP we give you an opportunity to join us for a night of celebration.
Wildfire was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play music as it should be played – with enthusiasm, energy and style! Created as part of the Lichfield Arts Folk Arts project, Wildfire started off as a one off workshop and was so immensely popular that it quickly developed into a band in its own right with regular rehearsals and performances all over the country.
Since then, the band have gone from strength to strength – they have a demanding and varied repertoire and are performing across the country at a range of events such as Chester Folk Festival, Upton Folk Festival, the Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and more! The group consists of over 20 members between the ages of 12 and 25, and offers a unique chance to play folk music in a contemporary way, learning to arrange, write, and perform.