Working for folk

We are the national development agency for preserving, protecting, disseminating and promoting the traditional folk arts of England

Photo by Craig Newman, courtesy of Folk Dance Remixed

Artist Development

Championing the English folk arts, with support for artists at all stages of their careers

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Enabling and increasing access to the folk arts by encouraging participation, celebrating diversity and promoting equality

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Library and Archive

Managing the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library – England’s national folk music library and archive

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Cecil Sharp House

Running a busy London arts centre, at the heart of English folk 

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EFDSS is as indispensable as the music it champions

Peggy Seeger