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Phone:   07586 083 669  

Email: yardarmfolkorchestra@outlook.com

OUR NEW DVD (2016) MAY BE VIEWED BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK HERE

We'd like to play at your event; give us a call and book in early!
The Yardarm Folk Orchestra is a community-oriented organisation in south Essex, UK,  playing British and international folk music  throughout the region, often at community, charity or other fundraising events. We've played at the Leigh Folk Festival and the Tenterden Folk Festival in Kent as well as at other high profile events in Sussex, Essex, Kent and London including spots at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend and the London Palladium.


We hire premises at Benfleet Methodist Church, 67 High Road Benfleet, Essex SS7 5LH as a base and we practise there on Monday evenings.  Please see the 'About Us' and other pages on the menu at the left for more information about these activities. 

NEW MEMBERS

New members are always welcome to join us and you are invited to contact us first with any questions.  Most instruments are suitable and although there are no auditions or minimum qualifications it is desirable, even if you haven't played for some time, that you can get a tune out of your instrument!

 









THERE WILL BE NO SPRINGFIELD SESSION ON MONDAY 5TH JUNE DUE TO ANOTHER COMMITMENT.

NEXT PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

The United Folk Orchestra, including 35 members of the YFO, will perform at Shoreham Methodist Church at Shoreham by Sea in Sussex on the afternoon of Saturday 10th June. Coach travel to and from Shoreham is open to supporters who may wish to travel with us - a very nice day trip with a concert too! Contact now us for details - limited seats available.
 
The orchestra will perform on Saturday 24th June at Southend Bandstand, Priory Park, between 3pm and 5pm during. Free admission.

Saturday 1st July ... About 35 members will play tonight as a full orchestra in the lovely old rural church of St Nicholas, Church Road, Rawreth. There will be a program of international tunes from around the world. Admission is £8 and there will be a raffle. This ought to be a brilliant summer's evening concert in a beautiful location not too far from home! Ten minutes from Benfleet and about 20 minutes from Southend or Chelmsford. Please email or phone to book a seat (see home page for contact details).

 

 


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