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At the heart of English folk
The Full English

The Full English

With a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation, EFDSS has commissioned folk artist Fay Hield to write new music and arrangements inspired by the collections that make up The Full English.

She premiered her work with the Full English Band of Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Ben Nicholls, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron at the launch of The Full English digital archive on 20 June 2013 at Cecil Sharp House, released a CD and touring 11 venues in the autumn of ‘13.

The CD and band went on to win two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group and album.


The Full English

The Full English

Unlocking hidden treasure of England’s cultural heritage. The Full English is the world’s largest free digital archive English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs. Containing more than 58,400 items from 12 of the country’s most important early 20th century folk music collections, you can delve into wherever you are in the world.


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