The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England.
We champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.
We deliver programmes of learning and participation and artists development:
- through our arts venue, Cecil Sharp House
- through our library and archive, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
- and at a range of venues across England, and sometimes beyond.
We frequently work in partnership with arts, education and heritage organisations.
EFDSS is a membership organisation with around 3500 members worldwide. It is a Registered Charity with regular funding from Arts Council England.