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At the heart of English folk

Holiday Courses at Cecil Sharp House

Welcoming young people to Cecil Sharp House to explore folk music, dance and song from Britain and beyond.

Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians and/or dancers the chance to:

  • play music by ear - no sheet music here!
  • explore harmonies, riffs, chord sequences and folk techniques
  • create arrangements in small and big bands
  • sing and explore the history and culture of folk songs
  • try new instruments or dance forms
  • gain performance skills with final sharing events

Courses are friendly, flexible and responsive to all young people's needs and abilities. 

Led by a team of skilled and engaging folk educators - no previous folk experience is required and no two courses are the same! 

Get Your Folk On! Juniors Get Your Folk On! Juniors

  For 7 – 11 year olds.

  Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm

  More information / Fully booked


Get Your Folk On! Get Your Folk On! 

  For 12 - 19 year olds.

  Thursday 15 - Friday 16 February 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm

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Get Your Folk On! Plus Get Your Folk On! Plus

  For disabled 12-24 year olds and their siblings and friends.

  Wednesday 14 February 2018, 1pm - 3pm

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Get Your Folk On! Summer School

Juniors (7 – 11 year olds) | Youth (12 - 19 year olds)  

Monday 13 – Friday 17 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Bookings available mid-March.


Get Your Folk On! Plus Summer School

For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August, 1 - 3pm

Bookings available mid-March