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

Songlines, June 2018

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is facing exceptionally uncertain times.

In normal times, our charitable work is subsidised by hiring out Cecil Sharp House.
But now, our planned break-even budget is projected to become a giant loss. 

Are you able to help us through this crisis?


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.

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