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At the heart of English folk

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Help support the future of the folk arts

As an English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) member, you will be one of our greatest advocates, helping us to carry on our mission of preserving and promoting the very best of English traditional folk arts. Your support also provides vital income that allows us to continue our work all over the country, in areas such as artist development and education.

Members’ benefits include (dependent on membership type):

  • A full-colour quarterly magazine, English Dance & Song, providing news and reviews of what’s hot in the folk arts sector
  • Folk Music Journal, our annual academic journal, highly valued by universities and libraries across the world
  • Limited public liability insurance cover

We have over 3,000 members, based all around the world. Their supports helps us to maintain and enhance our reputation as one of the most dynamic arts organisations in England. 

Data Protection

As a member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society you will receive regular editions of English Dance and Song magazine, and the annual scholarly publication Folk Music Journal, as well as occasional communications directly concerning your membership.

By becoming an EFDSS member you are also giving us permission to keep you informed about relevant EFDSS activities, including occasional notifications about events and publications. If you would prefer not to receive these updates, you can let us know at any time.

We promise never to share your name or any other personal details with anyone else.



National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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There's never been a better time to donate to EFDSS - between now and 2019 your donation will be matched by Arts Council England!