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At the heart of English folk

Recent projects

Over a very short space of four years the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have supported 100 artists through bursaries, in-kind use of space, and one-to-one advice and information. This is in addition to the 150 bands, trios, duets and soloists that have performed on our Folk Rising stages throughout England.

Some of the projects gain national coverage but many happen with little fanfare or coverage and are focused on the development of individuals.


Find out more about these projects

Folk Nations: creative residency with UK and Asian artists in Kolkata, India

Creative Artists Residencies: bursaries for artists to explore new work

Cecil Sharp Project: eight artist creative collaboration, CD release and nationwide tour

Folk Alliance: international showcasing for artists in North America

Spotlight England: supporting, developing and presenting English artists at Celtic Connections

Folk Rising: emerging artist showcases around England

exCHANGES Contemporary Dance Project: residency of 26 dancers, musicians & choreographers to develop new work drawing on morris as a creative starting point


National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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