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At the heart of English folk

English Dance & Song, Winter 2015

English Dance & Song, Winter 2015

The cover feature is an article on Moore Moss Rutter, a trio of musicians in their early twenties who have been performing together since their teenage years. The article considers their individual paths to traditional music as well as their current projects and their approach to music within the trio.

The Singer, Song and Source feature is Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley, a young duo who are about to launch their first duo CD. The song is ‘Come My Lads’ which they learned, indirectly, from Florence Lowry, the grandmother of Devon singer Dave Lowry who is a member of The Claque.

An article on Clog and Step Dance Research is contributed by Instep Research Team member, Chris Metherell. There is also an article by John Adams which draws some conclusions from the dozens and dozens of manuscript tune books that have come to light in the last couple of decades.

This issue includes a list of over 170 folk festivals in 2016. The list also appears here:

Jake Wood writes about the Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) and its forthcoming visit to Warwick University in Coventry.

An article on the fusion performance show, Folk Dance Remixed has been written by Kerry Fletcher.

The latest in the folk clubs series looks at the Musical Traditions Folk Club in London. Ian Anderson’s Gold Badge citation is also included.

This is the last issue to be edited by Derek Schofield, and designed by Bryan Ledgard. Derek contributes a ‘Fare Thee Well’ editorial.

Plus the regular features: EFDSS Matters, Reviews, News, Festive Round-Up, future dance events and Lives Remembered.





The Atkinson, Southport

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick Tour

Jim Causley CD 'Forgotton Kingdom'

Cecil Sharp House: Winter Gigs

Chippenham FOlk Festival

Costa del Folk Mallorca

John Crosby music publicity/PR

EFDSS: Cecil Sharp House Choir CD

EFDSS: Resource Bank

EFDSS: Shape the Future

Fellside Recordings

Folk London


Folk Weekend Oxford

The Green Linnet Book by Peter Wood

Haddenham Ceiliedhs and Festival

Halsway Manor

Mike Harding Folk Show

Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party CD Old Adam

Hobgoblin Music

Musicians Insurance Services


Songs of Seperation

Strawhead – The Compleat Strawhead

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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