Folkworks Junior Summer School 2018

Tutors: Ruth Ball (Director), Bryony Griffith, Sam Kelly, Rachel Newton (more tutors TBA)

Durham Chorister School

For ages 9 - 13

Folkworks Junior Summer School is an inspirational Summer School for young folk musicians, singers and dancers aged 9-13. This school is open to any young musician, including singers and dancers, who can play at a basic level on their instruments (contact us if you are unsure of your level).

Junior Summer School is a perfect way to learn more about folk music, whether you have played lots already or are totally new to it. It’s a fun environment and a great way to meet new friends.

The summer school is based in Durham Chorister School, where residential participants stay. Non-residential participants are also welcome and receive lunch and dinner at the School. Our experienced and welcoming pastoral staff looks after children 24/7 and make sure everyone has a good time.

Download – Information Pack

For all enquiries please email

2018 will be the 30th year of Folkworks Summer Schools!

We will be celebrating all week and will be bringing all Summer School participants to Sage Gateshead on the morning of Saturday 28th July for a big performance! This will be part of a big folk celebration day at Sage Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North. Please note parents should arrange return transport from Sage Gateshead at the end of the residential.

Who is teaching?

Please see our Tutor Biographies to learn more about our amazing tutors! Another tutor will be announced soon!

Junior Summer School Ticket Prices

  • Residential £300
  • Residential Concession £270
  • Non Residential £276
  • Non Residential Concession £246

When purchasing a full price ticket any additional tickets will be priced at the concessionary rate. This applies to Youth or Junior Summer Schools only. The discount will automatically be applied when booking online.

We are delighted to be offering installment payments for the first time. If you wish to spread your costs across six payments, please contact our Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 and we will set this up for you.

Bursaries are available for participants who would not be able to attend without financial support. Please see the attached bursary information and get in touch with us if you have any concerns. The deadline to apply for a bursary is Monday 21st May 2018. Download the bursary application form: MS Word | PDF

How to Book

Step 1 – Payment
Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number.

Step 2 – Enrolment
Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the ‘submit’ box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form.

Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Installment payments can only be set up with Ticket Office. Enrolment ends on Monday 9 July 2018.

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