LOCKDOWN UPDATE JUNE 2020

Unfortunately we wont be making our annual trip to Tenterden Folk Festival in October this year because the event has been cancelled. On the positive side, we have been invited back there for October 2021. At this stage our return to “normal” remains unclear. The logistics of operating an orchestra …

CORONAVIRUS

SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2020 10am We are constantly following the situation regarding the coronavirus. Unfortunately the advice on the matter is rather tenuous and everchanging by the hour. This may be inevitable but it doesn’t inspire confidence or allow us to make firm decisions. As this post ‘goes to air’ …

NEW PLAYERS

Do you play an instrument? Are you wanting to play with other people and have some fun with it? As bookings continue to roll in, we’re looking for additional players to spread the workload … and it’s very likely we are looking for YOU! Most instruments are suitable and we …

Southend-on-Sea Arts Council Expo

We were at the Royals Shopping Centre in Southend all day yesterday with a display stand. The expo was organised by the Southend on Sea Arts Council and we thank them for the opportunity. We were very pleased to meet with the Mayor of Southend, Cllr John Lamb and his …

TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL

On Sunday 6th October we played for the 6th consecutive year at the Tenterden Folk Festival in Kent. As in previous years, we were billed as The United Folk Orchestra because we also include musicians from East and West Sussex in these concerts. This year we had 30 members from …

Share Our New YFO Branding!

The eagle-eyed among you might have noticed our eyecatching new YFO logo and branding, which has been designed to mark the release of our new website. With a fresh and contemporary colour palette, our snazzy new look is inspired by a nautical theme in keeping with the seafaring roots of …

Find Out More in the Full-Length Video

Our special 20-minute film includes six live performances by the full orchestra, The Russian Folk, Ceilidh Band and Katjama. If you think you might be interested in joining or hiring us, sit back, relax and enjoy the full film as we share some of our folk tunes from across the …

YFO Launches New Website

The orchestra is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new website. With a range of features and downloads now available for registered members, we hope the site will help us make our organisation even more accessible for everyone. If you are visiting for the first time and are …