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  Katy Spicer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administration and Special Events Coordinator* Faye McNulty This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Library      
Library Director   Laura Smyth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Assistant Librarian Nick Wall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cataloguer* Elaine Bradtke  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Archivist* Claire Norman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Education        
Education Director Rachel Elliott  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Education Manager (Youth Programmes)* Cassie Tait  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Education Manager (Community Programmes* Laura Reid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learning Manager (The Full English) Frances Watt  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Learning Officer (The Full English) Gavin Davenport                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Education Administrator Imogen Dyer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
     
Artists' Development        
Artist Development & Programming Manager           Neil Pearson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
     
Finance    
Finance Manager    
     
Operations        
Operations Director* Rosie Baker  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Front of House Manager Eleanor Farrow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Venue Sales & Events Manager Jessica Grimshaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Venue Sales & Events Administrator* Annelyse Paquet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Receptionist* Barry Caine  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Caretaker Sean Tansey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
      
Marketing and Membership    
Marketing Officer Odette O'Reilly  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Press Manager++ Jo Cunningham  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Digital Strategy Manager* Richard Butterworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Administrator* Jane Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

*Part-time
++ Freelance

 

 

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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