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At the heart of English folk

English Dance and Song Summer 2019

We have several features to get you into the festival spirit this summer.

Our regular Folk in our Pub article discusses the role that pubs play at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. And our featured ‘folk family’ are the lovely people behind the long-running Towersey Festival.

It’s exciting times in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) as a brilliant new project, the Folk Song Subject Index, launches.

Dancers can discover more about dances and their history, where they were collected and much more, thanks to a study guide produced for the VWML by Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe. And Robert Moir discusses the discovery of a tune that inspired him to write his Bright and Breezy dance.

We also celebrate Topic’s 80th anniversary and find out about the record releases and special events to mark it. Two inspirational young members of a youth group tell us what they love about folk dance. And we discover how our Musicians in Museums project is inspiring a ‘lost’ community in Yorkshire. 

There are also regular features including reviews, dance events, festival focus, lives remembered and much more.

Available now from the Folkshop

EDS Summer 2019 cover showing Topic record sleeves

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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