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At the heart of English folk

English Dance and Song Spring 2019

In this edition of EDS, we are truly celebrating our folk heritage in its many forms.

There’s plenty to whet the appetite, from memories of the revival of a clog dancing competition, to an exhibition celebrating the archival collections of Doc Rowe. 

You can read about the discovery of an old ledger in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library that documents the Letchworth Folk Dancers in the early 20th century.

There’s a feature about Run of the Mill Folk Dance Club, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary; and you can find out what’s next for Bob and Gill Berry, who are stepping down from organising Chippenham Folk Festival this year after 25 years.

Meanwhile, the Grove in Leeds, the subject of our Folk in our Pub feature, has been a haven for musicians and singers for more than half a century.

And because our heritage is a living thing, we look to the future in our feature about organising a youth ceilidh, while the results of a survey about young people and folk clubs yields some interesting results.

Plus there’s the usual news, reviews, listings and much more.

Available now from the Folkshop

EDS Spring 2019 cover showing youth dance

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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