“"An inspirational force of nature!"”
— Jon Boden
WILDFIRE FOLK TO LAUNCH NEW EP AND CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF YOUTH MUSIC
In 2009,Wildfire Folk 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, resulting in their first performance at the 2009 Lichfield Fuse festival.
Nobody would have believed that 10 years on, Wildfire Folk would be releasing their 4th EP and playing to audiences at festivals, church services and fundraising events around the country. During this time, Wildfire have had the opportunity to perform as the support to leading lights in the folk music community including Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston and Jon Boden (Bellowhead).
Wildfire Folk would love you to join them to celebrate their 10thanniversary and the launch of their fabulous new EP on Friday 17thMay at 7.30pm at the Guildhall in Lichfield. There promises to be plenty of live music from the band with former member Amelia Harrison performing a supporting set. This year’s grand raffle will be drawn (tickets available in advance) and there will be a licenced bar.
Wildfire Folk are constantly looking for new members aged 10 – 25, who can play any instrument to a Grade 2/equivalent standard or above. If you are interested or know anyone who may be, please come along and celebrate with us, and speak to one of the Trustees on the night.
Go to www.wildfirefolk.co.ukfor more information.
Tickets for the Launch night are £5 each or FREE to under 18'sand are available from Lichfield Arts, 01543 262223 or www.lichfieldarts.org.uk
““Invigorating and danceable rhythms and tunes played with precision and energy by a refreshingly youthful gang of friends.””
— Steve Knightley
Wildfire Folk is the Lichfield Youth Folk Ensemble, a talented group of players aged 10 to 27, delivering high-energy folk music performances - think juicy riffs, mind-blowing percussive rhythms and a lively tune section, combined with an impressive professionalism and great showmanship.
Catch the band at a gig soon and enjoy an incomparable musical show!