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At the heart of English folk
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The Takeover

Applications open for young musicians to perform at 'The Takeover' at Cecil Sharp House

The EFDSS Youth Forum is searching for great folk bands, ensembles and solo artists to play at The Takeover, our flagship youth-led event on Sunday 9 July 2017. If you're aged 12-19 and play folk music, we want to hear from you!

Ian Russell

Ian Russell named Point of Light for work with Village Carols

Dr Ian Russell has been named a Point Of Light by Prime Minister Theresa May in recognition of his work with Village Carols.

Eliza Carthy

Competition: Win tickets to see Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson at the Barbican with Topic Records

We are delighted to be able to offer five pairs of tickets to two special 'An audience with...' events, celebrating the history of Topic Records.

English Dance and Song, Winter 2016

Winter 2016 edition of EDS out now

The winter edition of EDS is out now!

Film of National Youth Folk Ensemble’s first residential course

Over the October half term, the first residential course for the National Youth Folk Ensemble took place at Halsway Manor in Somerset and it was a great success!