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At the heart of English folk

Staff

Come and meet the people that are the engine room of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). 

We’re a diverse bunch, far more diverse that you may imagine.  Our journeys to EFDSS have been varied and we have brought with us specialist skills and a wide knowledge and love of arts and culture. For this moment in time we are the custodians of EFDSS, of Cecil Sharp House, of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and of folk, and we’re here to do our best and help you in whatever way we can.

Just browse the list of names below to find the relevant person for your enquiry. If in doubt, please call the switchboard and we’ll point you in the right direction:
+44 (0)20 7485 2206.

 

Chief Executive and Artistic Director
Katy Spicer
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Society Administrator
Julia Calver
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Library

Library and Archives Director
Laura Smyth
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Librarian
Natalie Bevan
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Assistant Librarian
Nick Wall
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Cataloguer (part time)
Elaine Bradtke
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Archivist (part time)
David Plant
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Education

Education Director
Rachel Elliott
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Education Manager – Youth Programmes (part time)
Cassie Tait
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Education Manager – Community Programmes (part time)
Carla Willis-Brown
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Education Administrator (part time)
Molly Slocombe
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Programme Manager – National Youth Folk Ensemble
Sarah Jones
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Folk Educators Group Co-ordinator
Kerry Fletcher
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Dance Development Manager (part time)
Laura Connolly
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Artists’ Development

Artists’ Development and Programming Manager
Neil Pearson
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Finance

Finance Director (part time)
Judith Crichton
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Finance Officer
Steve Smither
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Operations

Operations Director (part time)
Rosie Baker
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Front of House Manager
Rob Whitton
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Venue Sales and Events Manager
Dawn Clark
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Venue Sales and Events Administrator
Sara Templeman
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Receptionist (part time)
Barry Caine
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Caretaker
Sean Tansey
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Marketing and Membership

Marketing & Communications Director
Alison Lewis
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Marketing Officer
Owen Ralph
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Press Manager (freelance)
Jo Cunningham
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Membership Administrator (part time)
Jane Gregory
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EDS Editor
Natalya Catton-Wilson
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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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