The standard was excellent — an evening to remember for a long time

Songlines, June 2018

We want as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, to enjoy high quality, relevant and inspiring folk arts learning.

We work with schools, colleges, community groups and cultural organisations across England, and runs classes, courses, projects and events at Cecil Sharp House.

Our learning programmes draw on the diverse and vibrant traditional folk arts of England and beyond. 

Our projects are led by specialists with a passion for folk arts – and the expertise to pass this on – so every learning experience is rich, interesting and enjoyable.

Using Zoom for education activities: a guide


Whenever you lead or organise an event – whether you volunteer or are paid – you have a duty of care towards everyone who is involved.

We work to promote best practice in safeguarding, to support those in the sector by signposting helpful sources of advice, and to facilitate honest discussion and positive action. Read more

Read Ensuring the Future of Music Education in England: Music Mark’s six calls to action for any new UK government that it should prioritise music education


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