A guitar signed by many of the performers at last year's Cambridge Folk Festival is set to be auctioned to support the work of the National Foundation for Youth Music.
The guitar is set to become a collector's item and features the signatures of many legendary performers including Joan Baez, The Proclaimers, Joan Armatrading, Passenger and Nick Mulvey. Band signatories include The Lone Bellow, Stornaway, Skinny Lister and Amsterdam Klezmer Band XL.
Youth Music provides life-changing opportunities for children and young people in challenging circumstances. These include children with living with disability or mental health issues, young people struggling with drugs or alcohol, toddlers with communication difficulties and young people living in poverty or in care.
The charity invests in 350 projects around the country, supporting over 75,000 vulnerable children and young people annually through music-making activities. By focusing on developing social and personal skills in addition to musicality, Youth Music helps improve the young participants' educational and employment prospects.
Laura Mvula and Rizzle Kicks emerged into the public eye after attending Youth Music projects in their teens.
The Cambridge Folk Festival starts next week on Thursday 28th and the guitar will be on display at the MOJO stand throughout the festival.
Youth Music's CEO Matt Griffiths said: "We are enormously grateful to presenter and musician Keith Day and MOJO for their efforts in persuading so many wonderful musicians to autograph this guitar and make it such a collector's item."
Other signatures on the guitar include those of Bella Hardy, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Fara, Keston Kobblers Club, Treacherous Orchestra, The Willows, Jaywalkers, Mawkin and BBC presenter Mark Radcliffe.
So if you fancy owning a guitar signed by a host of stars and supporting Youth Music's work, visit www.youthmusic.org.uk/guitar for auction details. The guitar auction goes live on Monday 25 July, and you'll be able to place bids over the following 10 days
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