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At the heart of English folk

English Dance & Song

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) publishes a highly regarded quarterly members’ magazine, English Dance & Song (EDS).

EDS magazine is the oldest folk music and dance magazine in the world and essential reading for anyone with a passion for folk arts. First published in 1936, EDS magazine has always prided itself on providing information, debate and inspiration.

A trusted friend, that appeals to folk music and dance enthusiasts of all ages, it covers both the professional side of the folk scene as well as grassroots participation, and ranges over activity in all parts of the country and beyond. Packed with articles, interviews, reviews and information, it is dedicated to unearthing the most exciting stories about traditional folk music and dance, past and present, to inform our present-day interpretations and sustain them into the future. 

EDS magazine is a special benefit for EFDSS members, published four times a year.
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Subscription offer

A subscription to EDS magazine is a must for any serious folk fan. You can subscribe for £16 each year (including postage and packing).

For more information contact Julia on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)20 7241 8955. Your first issue will arrive in six to eight weeks.

Alternatively, you can buy individual issues for £3 each in person from the reception desk at Cecil Sharp House.

All profits from EFDSS membership and magazine subscriptions support the organisation.

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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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